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Kentucky Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Kentucky Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Kentucky's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Kentucky's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 155669 deer with 85501 bucks and 70168 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Kentucky's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Kentucky's deer habitat is 4.58 deer per square mile with 2.5 bucks per square mile and 2.09 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerKentucky HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks855012.5
Anterless 701682.09
Total1556694.58

Kentucky Whitetail Deer Habitat

Kentucky's total land area is 40357 square miles. This includes 3020 square miles of urbanized areas, 720 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Kentucky is comprised of 36415 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest20929
Grassland10439
Crops4482
Wetland421
Shrubland144
Total Habitat36415

Kentucky Deer Hunting by County

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