Ohio River flooding downsizes western Kentucky deer hunt

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — An upcoming late season open deer hunt at West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area near Paducah will go on as scheduled, but will be slightly downsized because of flooding along the Ohio River.

The Paducah Sun (http://bit.ly/1OuRnEv ) reports that because floodwaters are covering part of the river-flanking wildlife area, the number of hunter openings for the Saturday-through-Monday hunt will be reduced from 140 to 125.

The first 125 hunters at the management area’s check station between 4:30 and 8 p.m. Friday will be allowed to participate in the three-day hunt.

The annual open hunt is scheduled to help control deer numbers on the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources-managed area. It allows the use of only slug-loaded shotguns and muzzleloading firearms.


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