Bluegrass hunters posted a record deer harvest, for the 2012-13 deer season, which ended with the close of archery season on Jan. 21, taking 131,388 whitetails. Firearms hunters reported taking 95,612 deer while archers harvested 18,705 deer. Muzzleloader hunters took 14,583 deer and crossbow hunters, 2,488 deer. The previous record harvest of 124,752 occurred during the 2004-05 season. Art Lander, Jr., Kentucky Afield.