Hi everyone, I have been getting a lot of questions about our Commission Bull Elk Tag; how much land (public) there is to hunt in Kentucky and what are my chances of a successful hunt. Hope the below will answer some of the questions.
Our tag is good in any zone, which means, "In Zone or "Out of Zone". It is good in any EHU. It is good for any legal weapon during that weapons portion of the season. The only thing required is a non-resident hunting license. All elk permit fees have been waived by KDFWR.
The 16-county elk restoration zone is 4.1 million acres, and is divided into 10 Elk Hunting Units, including sub-units, with a total of 576,994 acres open to public hunting. The EHUs have been established to manage the elk herd, spread out hunting pressure, and provide hunters with a high chance of success. There were 800 tags issued in the 2010 season and there was an 80% success rate. 800 tags were also issued for the 2011 season but success numbers have not been posted yet.
If you should have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited email@example.com
The question: "I entered the Ky elk lottery and was chosen for a Bull Tag. If I tag out this year, can I still hunt in 2012?" The answer John is yes you can if you should win our drawing. The KDFWR rule only applies to the elk lottery. Their rule says you can not enter the "Lottery" for 3 years if you should be successful in filling a bull tag in 2011. Our tag is a Commission Tag and that rule does not apply. Thank you for a great question.
Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited
I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We here in Kentucky have lots to be thankful for. Many thanks to those who have helped our QU Chapter make our Bull Elk Tag raffle a great success. To all the states which helped make our herd what it is today. Over 12,000 and growing. We have come a long way since 1997. Many thanks to all.
What a great idea for a stocking stuffer. We still have some tickets available for our 2012 season, Commission Bull Elk Tag raffle. All proceeds from this conservation fundraiser go right back into our conservation efforts and your entry is tax deductible. QU is a IRS 501-C-3 organization. Many thanks to BigGameHunt.net and all those who have supported our efforts to date.
Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited firstname.lastname@example.org Please email me to reserve a ticket before they are all gone.
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We would like to take this opportunity to thank all that have helped us make our fundraiser a great success. Especially Big Game Hunt.net! To date there have been 2 entries as a result of our post on this site. If not for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others to numerous to mention here, we would not have the herd we enjoy today.
We still have a few tickets available if anyone is interested.
We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....