Elk Hunting Opportunity in Kentucky

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has released the Bull Elk Lottery results. To find out if you were drawn please log onto KDFWR website.

While the official elk lottery has closed for 2010, hunters can get one more shot at having their name drawn. “Kentucky Afield” television has the story this weekend, May 22 and 23.

Kentucky-Department-of-FishOne bull elk tag remains to be drawn for fall elk hunting. Through a raffle sponsored by the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation, proceeds from the specially commissioned tag will fund scholarships and needed improvements to Camp Webb, Camp Wallace and Camp Currie. [Read more…]

Kentucky Elk Hunt Lottery Results

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly 45,500 people from throughout the United States applied for this year’s quota elk hunts in Kentucky. Results will be available to applicants after 5 p.m. May 5 HERE, the Web site of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Kentucky will issue 800 elk permits through its quota hunt lottery this year.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. For more information on the department, visit our Web site at fw.ky.gov.

Contact: Dave Baker (800) 858-1549, ext. 4454

New State Record Non-Typical Elk

 

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Announces New Non-Typical Bull Elk Record

Boone and Crockett Score – 372 6/8

FRANKFORT, KY. – Kentucky has a new state record for a bull elk with non-typical antlers.

Harrodsburg resident Terrell Royalty’s 7×7 elk scored 372 6/8 in the Boone and Crockett Club scoring system, besting the old record of 367 7/8 taken in Harlan County in 2008. Royalty took his record elk from a wildlife management area in Knott County on Oct. 4, 2009.

“This new state record shows the quality elk hunting we have on our public lands,” said Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Jon Gassett. “In addition to the great elk hunting on private lands, Kentucky boasts world-class elk hunting on public lands as well.”

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Application Sales Begin For 2010 Kentucky Elk Hunt Lottery – UPDATE

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UPDATE!

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Nearly 45,500 people from throughout the United States applied for this year’s quota elk hunts in Kentucky. Results will be available to applicants after 5 p.m. May 5 HERE, the Web site of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Kentucky will issue 800 elk permits through its quota hunt lottery this year.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources manages, regulates, enforces and promotes responsible use of all fish and wildlife species, their habitats, public wildlife areas and waterways for the benefit of those resources and for public enjoyment. Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. For more information on the department, visit our Web site at fw.ky.gov.

Contact: Dave Baker (800) 858-1549, ext. 4454 [Read more…]

Kentucky Elk Landowner Tag For Sale

Bull ElkI know of a landowner that had a hunter back out at the last minute on this very limited landowner tag in Kentucky.

The tag is good for Firearms Oct. 3-16 and Archery Oct. 17-Jan 18.

Hunting is allowed only on Graham WMA property.  I contacted the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and they said the purchaser would not need to use an outfitter. You can get more information on elk in Kentucky here!

If you have any further questions contact Sherry G. Duncan at 1.615.418.2513

Kentucky Hunting Access Grows with Elk Foundation Help

 

MISSOULA, Mont. By facilitating agreements between corporate landowners and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation has helped open or secure over 250,000 acres for public hunting access.

The milestone was recognized at a recent meeting of agency commissioners.

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commissioner Dr. Jon Gassett said, The Elk Foundation has been vital in this process without them we wouldn’t be nearly as successful in obtaining these landowner agreements. The Elk Foundation gets things done with coal and timber companies that we, as an agency, have a hard time accomplishing. They have built a great relationship with landowners in Kentucky.

Participating companies include Molpus Timberlands, KY River Properties, Begley Lumber and International Coal Group. Some lands were previously closed, others were historically open but scheduled to be leased each situation was different.

David Ledford, initiative director for the Elk Foundation in Kentucky, explained, Each agreement is different because each landowner had specific goals and sideboards. We worked with companies on an individual basis and helped them determine how to structure hunting access on their lands. Some agreements came together quickly, others took time, but the results are good news for hunters in Kentucky.

At a June 11 meeting, Gassett presented Ledford and RMEF Regional Director Bill Carman with limited edition art prints as a token of thanks from Kentucky hunters.

Most of the state’s 11,300 elk are on private lands. More than 46,000 people applied for a chance to hunt them, and this fall more than 1,000 lucky selectees will take to the hills in pursuit of a Kentucky elk. Helping hunters and other wildlife enthusiasts access this growing resource is imperative, says Ledford.

Gassett said, The coal industry has done great things for wildlife in Kentucky. In fact, without the coal industry, elk wouldn’t be here. We appreciate what they’re doing for public hunting access, too.

For more information and regulations governing public hunting opportunities on corporate lands, visit the KDFWR Web site.

Elk Capital of the East

 

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Even a poor economy hasn’t stopped hunters from as far away as Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Canada from forking over $10 for a chance to draw a tag in one of the United States’ premier elk hunting destinations. Perhaps you’re thinking these wishful hunters are trying to land a tag in Colorado, Montana, or New Mexico, but the reality is more and more hunters are realizing that some of the best elk hunting is actually found east of the Rocky Mountains.

 

Kentucky, home to a burgeoning population of 10,000 elk, is quickly becoming known as the elk capital of the east. In fact, Kentucky has more elk in its herd than all of the other states east of the Mississippi River combined. More than 37,500 hunters have applied for the 1,007 elk tags being issued this year by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The department recently extended the deadline to apply for the random drawing until May 3. 

 

“So many people want to hunt elk in Kentucky because 300-class bulls are commonplace, and hunter success rates are world-class,” said Karen Alexy, Wildlife Division director for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “Last season, 96 percent of our bull hunters and nearly 90 percent of our cow elk hunters took an elk. That’s an incredible harvest rate.”

 

Read the full article here.

 

Deadline Approaching for Kentucky Elk Quota Hunt Lottery

 

Frankfort, KY – Hunters who dream of harvesting an elk in Kentucky have just a few short weeks left to buy a chance at that opportunity, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources website. Applications are not sold in stores or through the department’s phone license sales vendor.

Kentucky’s elk quota hunt application deadline is midnight, April 30. One thousand lucky applicants will be drawn to hunt elk this year.

Elk lottery applications are available for $10 online at

Applying for the elk quota hunt lottery takes just a few minutes. Applicants will need to have their Visa, MasterCard or Discover card ready. From the department’s website, click on the blue “Apply for Elk Lottery” icon on the right side of the homepage. This secure license sales system walks applicants through each step of the process. Hunters must provide identification information, including their Social Security number.

Hunters who don’t have access to the internet can call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549. A department employee will take their credit card information over the phone using the same online system. Those without a credit card may purchase a Visa, MasterCard or Discover gift card, and use that gift card to apply through the internet or by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. These gift cards are easily purchased at large chain stores such as Wal-Mart and Kmart, as well as some grocery stores and gas stations.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conducts a random electronic drawing in early May of all those who have purchased an elk lottery application by the April 30 deadline. Applicants can check to see if they were drawn beginning May 4. They can enter their license confirmation numbers online at fw.ky.gov or call the department at 1-800-858-1549. Drawn applicants are also notified and given further instructions by mail. General firearm elk quota hunts occur in southeastern Kentucky in October and December.