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How to Become a Deer Farmer in KY

1. Research and decide if this is the right business for you and identify what your goals are. Download the FAQ document and visit other industry resources which can be found HERE.

    • Contact and schedule farm visits with existing KALA members who are always eager to help and share their knowledge (visit as many farms as you can to obtain diverse perspectives, recommend minimum of 3 different members to visit/contact) KALA Member Directory
2. Construct your fencing according to the requirements outlined HERE by Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife and schedule an inspection. During this process you will also submit an application to KDFW and Kentucky Department of Agriculture. (Obtain more info at the KDFW website or the KDA website.

3. Join KALA, stay up to date with the latest regulations, education, and issues that face Kentucky's cervid industry. JOIN

4. Find and purchase the right livestock from a reputable KALA member that meets your needs using the KALA Member Directory.

5. Enjoy the rewarding experience of Deer Farming!


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