I find David Yancy's comments about the One Buck Rule interesting and wonder why our DNR isn't interested in the One Buck Rule. "........ we have also taken a very big step in order to produce an older buck age structure in Kentucky. During the 1989 through 1991 Deer Seasons, we phased-in a one antlered deer per hunter per year limit on private land. Before this regulation change, about 78% of the antlered bucks taken on private land in Kentucky were 1.5 years-old, 17% were 2.5, and 5% were 3.5 or older. Now, 58% are 1.5, 29% are 2.5, and 13% are 3.5 or older. This is significant because research shows that bucks don't achieve maximum antler growth until they are 5.5, 6.5, or 7.5 years-old. Before the one-buck limit in Kentucky, only one buck in twenty had a chance to live long enough to reach record book size. Now, one in every eight bucks attains the age required to produce record book antlers. From 1991-2000, only Illinois and Saskatchewan produced more Boone & Crockett Record Book deer per square mile of deer habitat than Kentucky. Furthermore, in each of the last several deer seasons in Kentucky, we've harvested 15 to 30 Three-year (and 8 to 10 All-time) Record Book Deer." David C. Yancy Senior Wildlife Biologist Deer/Elk Section, Forest Wildlife Program KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources # 1 Game Farm Road Frankfort, KY 40601 I also find it very interesting how Kentucky doesn't have the quaility soils that we have here in Indiana.