Kentucky Charity Elk Hunting Permits in Question
It appears that a complaint has been filed and ethics infractions may have occurred surrounding the awarding of rare Kentucky Elk hunting permits. Up to 10 elk hunting permits are donated to various non-profits throughout the year and they are then auctioned to the highest bidder potentially generating as much as $100,000 per permit. Kentucky.com has a full write up on the investigation.
Lawmakers had questioned why the nine-member commission that oversees Fish and Wildlife decided to award three elk hunting permits to a non-profit group with ties to current and former commissioners when state regulations appear to say a non-profit may receive only one elk hunting permit.