It was a year for deer and bear season records, expanded public hunting opportunities and improved access to Kentucky’s premier trout stream.
Here’s a look back at a few of the top stories from 2012:
Kentucky hunters harvested a record number of white-tailed deer.
With 35 days of archery hunting and a two-day youth season remaining before season’s end, hunters eclipsed the overall deer harvest total record. As of Dec. 18, hunters harvested 126,923 deer. This total breaks the previous season record of 124,752 set in 2004.