In Kentucky, Deer Season Opens For Modern Gun on November 14th. When hunters get their photos shared across social media with prized trophies. Unlike when the Drone shooter that got arrested, Gun owners in Kentucky get good press.
When the gun season begins is always the most prominent question hunters have every year. Below are the top three frequently asked questions about deer hunting season in Kentucky
When does the modern gun deer season start and end in my county?
Deer season for modern gun opens statewide on the second Saturday in November and closes according to your county’s zone assignment.
What licenses and permits will I need to hunt deer in Kentucky’s gun season?
Hunters must have a license and deer permit unless they are license exempt. Youth hunters ages 12-15 need a youth hunting license and deer permit unless they are license exempt.
Once I have harvested my deer, where should I take it to get the meat processed?
These are several deer processors in Kentucky. Always make sure the processor is a professional business that deals in meat processing every day, not just during deer season. The deer processing company that Inside Louisville recommends is Taylorsville Butcher Block. You can find them at 226 Taylorsville Rd in Taylorsville, Call them at
For more general information download the 2017 Information Sheet here