Time running out to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt, deadline is midnight April 30

Posted May 3, 2018 at 9:02 am

Hunters interested in entering this year’s elk hunt drawing have until midnight (EST) April 30 to buy applications. Hunters can apply online at the department’s website, fw.ky.gov .

Kentucky residents and non-residents are eligible to apply for four permit types but can only be drawn for one. Each application costs $10.

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will issue 700 general quota hunt permits and 10 youth permits this year through a random computer drawing conducted in early May by the Kentucky Commonwealth Office of Technology. Results will be available to applicants on the department’s website May 15.

Sixty-four percent of bull elk hunters using a gun last year enjoyed a successful hunt and 48 percent of hunters utilizing archery equipment successfully harvested a bull.

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    Lee Tallent with his first turkey killed Saturday April 7. Lee is the eight year-old son of Rocky and Charlotte Tallent, of Albany.

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    Zack Poore, age 9, killed his first deer, a six pointer with a .243 rifle.

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