Tuesday, 05 06, 2014
Dave Baker 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4454
– Results of the 2014 Kentucky quota elk hunt drawing will be available
online at fw.ky.gov beginning Thursday, May 8.
Office of Technology recently performed an independent drawing to determine the
winners and the type of permit each successful applicant would receive.
Kentucky will issue 1,000 general and 10 youth quota elk hunting permits this
provide their 19-digit confirmation number or their social security number and
birth date to see whether they were drawn.
Kentucky has a
national reputation for elk hunting because the state maintains the largest
herd east of the Rocky Mountains and hunters enjoy high success rates. Nearly
90 percent of hunters with a gun permit for bulls took their elk last season.
Elk hunting in
Kentucky continues to draw national and international interest. The Kentucky
Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources received 69,191 applications from
38,935 people as far away as Hawaii, Vermont, Texas, Alaska, Florida and Canada
prior to the April 30 deadline.
Those drawn for an elk hunt will receive an information packet from the
department with a list of guides and tips for selecting a hunting area. The
department does not endorse guides or act as a guide service. Hunters are
responsible for finding their hunting location.
zone is split into five different areas, including two at-large areas and three
limited entry areas (LEAs). To help spread out pressure, the number of hunters
on each area is controlled. Hunters have until midnight July 4 to apply for a
hunting area. Results will be posted online by July 18.
website also contains a wealth of information for hunters.
Each area includes
public land open for hunting. Since not all public lands have elk, hunters
should look up elk harvest results from previous years to help guide their
decision on where to apply.
note that all or part of two wildlife management areas (WMAs) have been
designated as Active Restoration Areas and will be off-limits to elk hunting
this year. The areas include all of Fishtrap WMA in Pike County and the
southernmost tract of Corrigan WMA in Bell County.