Harvest total

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by whiteoakcreek, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. 1976 3,431 Here you go kyarcher
    1977 5,717
    1978 5,925
    1979 7,131
    1980 9,703
    1981 14,929
    1982 17,970
    1983 18,732
    1984 23,012
    1985 30,075
    1986 39,520
    1987 60,372
    1988 64,260
    1989 70,149
    1990 73,920
    1991 92,973
    1992 81,938
    1993 69,524
    1994 78,654
    1995 82,140
    1996 82,155
     
  2. 1999 was first year for telechek
     
  3. kyarcher

    kyarcher Cyber-Hunter

    7,628
    137
    Dec 12, 2001
    Garrard County, Ky
    Wow! I was way off!!
     
  4. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    3,496
    1,479
    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I can remember in the mid-80s in Marshall County we'd go to LBL to have a better chance of seeing deer on Sunday drives. When we moved out to the McCracken-Graves line in 1989 we hardly ever saw a deer. Then in the early 90s we had one lone doe that always hung around. Then you started seeing her with fawns in the spring. She was a producer. For quite a few years she had twins and triplets. Now they are everywhere.
     
  5. ptbrauch

    ptbrauch 12 pointer

    10,911
    1,391
    Nov 10, 2004
    The OC
    If you look at the numbers on telecheck, it appears that the population is still growing but has been slowed. In the last 10 years, there have been three where the number of deer reported has decreased from the year before. One could argue that there's more to it than that, but you see the same trend looking at individual counties also. So its the same pattern locally as well as statewide.
     
  6. just me

    just me 12 pointer

    2,827
    43
    Sep 26, 2013
    Which is really changing, the predator or the prey?
     
  7. oracle

    oracle 6 pointer

    226
    36
    May 25, 2009
    I'm 62 y.o. and remember the seventies when if you saw a deer during the gun season you had a good hunt. The KDFWR have done a tremendous job with the deer herd and other game, plus the fishing opportunities now in the state. Those department folks are a whole lot smarter than they look! JUST KIDDING.

    My bottom line on the deer herd and KDFWR is I have been able to be thrilled many times as a deer hunter, so has my son, and now my Grandkids.
     
  8. wademup

    wademup 12 pointer

    6,991
    622
    Feb 5, 2004
    benton, ky, USA.
    Saw my first Marshall County deer from a school bus in the Jonathan Creek bottoms in probably 73-74, never killed one in Marshall till the mid 80's. My parents used to take us to LBL at night to see deer, my brother andbi called it going to " deer road " I started my hunting career in 77 in LBL and only hunted there for the first few years because it was paradise compared to Marshall County, only go there now if I tag out in Marshall County
     
  9. wademup

    wademup 12 pointer

    6,991
    622
    Feb 5, 2004
    benton, ky, USA.
    I'd love to know if LBL is reflected in those totals, be cool to think I killed one of those 5717 in 1977
     
  10. just me

    just me 12 pointer

    2,827
    43
    Sep 26, 2013
    Not going to hit 150k....probably not even 140k....but I've had a good year.
     

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