KENTUCKY

Deer Forecast 2003

Outdoor Life Online Editor

Senior wildlife biologist David Yancy expects an excellent fall hunting season, especially since hunters this year may collect up to four deer-one antlered and three antlerless, or all four antlerless-in 42 "Zone Two Counties" (roughly 35 percent of the state). As in each of the past several seasons, Kentucky deer hunters likely will bag another 10 or more Boone and Crockett Club trophy bucks.

Yancy recommends a number of prime public hunting areas, including: Pennyrile State Forest, Fort Knox and the Tradewater, Peabody, Paintsville Lake and Green River Lake WMAs. Contact: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (800-858-1549; www.kdfwr.state.ky.us).