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Location: New York
Joined: 03/26/2009
Posts: 6
In search of Kentucky Elk

Hey! I need help - first I am from upstate NY - no not near NY City! I live near Niagara Falls.
I hope to be hunting in Kentucky for a Elk this fall. A big whitetail would be second on my wish list.
Anyway, I just retired from being a Firefighter in Buffalo NY. I have always wanted to elk hunt - just never got the time or money together with raising 3 kids and a jack russell terrier.
I have been blessed most years with whitetail hunting locally.

So here comes the "Help!" part - I dont know much at all about finding elk in Kentucky. I cant afford some high dollar guide, nor would I want one of those fenced in deals.
If I am lucky enough to get picked in the draw - I still have no clue as where to go. Since this will be my once in a lifetime deal - I hope some of you out there can sort of point me in a general area. I plan to scout some this summer - but doing that without some help would be useless.
So any suggestions or information - will be greatfully apprecaited - I will agree to stop by and have a few beers at the local pub in celebration once the hunt is done. -
Thanks
Rick

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Location: Indiana
Joined: 02/22/2005
Posts: 9
In search of Kentucky Elk

check the old strip mine reclaim areas in southeastern KY. Many areas are now public. I was down there 4 wheeling 2 years ago and saw quite a few while on a full day ride. Good Luck!!

Thats all I can help you with. Not sure if the locals will be willing to help out much. But I wish you luck. If I get drawn I will post some picks of my Monster LOL.

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Location: New York
Joined: 03/26/2009
Posts: 6
Kentucky Elk

Thanks - I listed on a few sites - wow! I guess there is alot of "Out of Towners" hunting in Kentucky.
Sounds great so far - even if I just end up deer hunting there, it should be fun. I hope to take my brother - he does video work and we want to take some footage for our website http://www.beenewsgroup.com .
If you can narrow down your directions a little I can google my way in.
Thanks
Bullitt4248

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