Deer hunters should note the following changes for the season: • The modern gun deer season will now be 16 days across all zones, opening Nov. 10 and continuing through Nov. 25. • The statewide and youth deer permits now allow for the harvest of up to four deer. While the harvest allotment for statewide and youth deer permits has increased, the one-buck rule remains in place statewide.

Kentucky’s archery deer season opens Sept. 1, 2018 and continues through Jan. 21, 2019. Crossbow season is Oct. 1-21 and Nov. 10-Dec. 31. Muzzleloader season is Oct. 20-21 and Dec. 8-16,. The youth-only gun season spans the weekend of Oct. 13-14 and the free youth weekend is Dec. 29-30.

An updated version of this year’s Kentucky guide is available online at