I don’t know what you would call it, but I call it “My Kentucky Slam”. This year I harvested a deer with a bow (doe), gun (9pt buck), muzzle-loader (2-does), and a crossbow (doe). This is my first time to the harvesting deer by all four different weapons in one season. I still think that the bow is my favorite way to deer hunt and for sure most challenging of the four. As deer season winds down this year, I hope that you bagged the big one. So next year, which every way you like to hunt, get out there and make it happen.
With the 2018-2019 Kentucky deer season winding down, it appears that this year’s deer harvest will pass 2013 season of 144,409 deer harvest to be in second place. Only behind 2015 season, with 155,734 deer harvested. For the past 6 or 7 years our deer numbers are stable. Good job Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and deer hunters.
I hunted with 10-year-old Jack Perkins and his dad this weekend. Jack harvested his first deer ever – a spike buck. We had a great time getting out in the deer woods and enjoying God’s wonderful creation. This year, Followell Hunts helped two new hunters harvest their very first deer. Teaching by example is a large part of what we are about, as we pass the baton to the next generation of hunters.
This weekend December 29-30 is Kentucky Youth-Free weekend. Don’t forget if you are bow or crossbow hunting, you are required to wear hunter orange while hunting.
Hunter Education Requirement
Effective March 1, 1991, all hunters born on or after January 1, 1975 shall while hunting carry a valid hunter education course completion card in addition to the appropriate Kentucky hunting license. A bow hunter not in possession of a firearm may carry a “National Bowhunter Education Program” course completion card in lieu of the hunter education card.