Department of Fish and Wildlife
Public meeting on proposed deer zone change in Breckinridge County set for Jan. 28

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 21, 2015  
Contact Information:  Dave Baker
1-800-858-1549, ext. 4454

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are inviting the public to attend an informational meeting about a proposed deer hunting zone change for next season in Breckinridge County.

The meeting is set for 8 p.m. Eastern time/7 p.m. Central time Jan. 28 at the Breckinridge County Extension Office’s Community Building, 1377 South KY 261, Hardinsburg.

Following Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease outbreaks in 2007 and 2010, Breckinridge County was changed to a Zone 3. It previously had been a Zone 2. With the deer herd recovering, the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission recently voted to change Breckinridge County back to its original Zone 2 designation for the 2015-16 season.

The Zone 2 status offers a 16-day modern gun deer season compared to 10 days in Zones 3 and 4.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are holding the public meeting to present the latest information about deer population numbers in the county, explain the zone change recommendation and hear public input about the zone change recommendation.