Friday, November 11, 2016

Rifle Deer Season Opens Saturday

A banquet of acorns set across Mother Nature’s table will have whitetails and hunters alike parked amid the wooded hills and valleys of Crittenden County as modern firearms deer season opens at the crack of dawn tomorrow.

The season runs 16 consecutive days through Sunday, Nov. 27. Hunters are allowed one antlered deer and just about as many antlerless females as they care to harvest – properly licensed, of course.

“White oaks were really heavy this year and we’ve had some good red oaks, too,” said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Philip Sharp.

To check in a deer, call  1-800-CHK-GAME.

For more on the season's outlook and the trophy status of local bucks, see this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press, on sale at area newsstands.