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 Elk Tag Drawing

 

If you were not one of the lucky hunters that drew a tag in the lottery for Kentucky…Do not stress out…

There is still one more alternative…The Lady Eagles Softball Team is here to help you out…

They have a Kentucky Bull Elk Landowner Tag they are raffling off on September 18th, 2009!

Download the Flyer Here and get yourself into this drawing.  You’re helping out the local community and you just might get really lucky and get a chance at a hunt of a lifetime!!!

Elk More Popular Than Bourbon

 

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation - RMEFKentucky tried an experiment with free-roaming elk in December 1997. Over the next few years, 1,549 elk from 6 Western states made their new home in Kentucky. In 2001, the state held its first elk hunt in a century and a half. The number of quota hunt permits has increased from 10 in the first year to more than 1,000 this past hunting season.

The herd’s now number around 10,000 in the southeastern portion of the state more than all other states east of the Mississippi River combined. Kentucky also offers more elk hunting permits than anywhere in the eastern United States.

A study done in 2006 by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation found that $230,000 was spent in the region by 200 hunters. Twice that many hunting permits were distributed in the 2008 season. The ultimate goal is to offer 1,500 elk permits, making the direct economic impact to the state $1.7 million.

Read the full article here.

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.