Kentucky FWC Discusses Elk Hunting Regulations

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The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission held a special called meeting May 8 to discuss proposed changes to the state's elk hunting regulations. The meeting was held at the headquarters building of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources in Frankfort.

Items on the agenda included:

  • · Late season quota hunt
  • · Changing the definition of "youth hunter" to require youths be under the age of 16 at the time of the hunt
  • · Subdivision of one Elk Hunting Unit (EHU)

Meetings of the Fisheries Committee, Wildlife Committee and the Administration, Education and Policy Committee preceded the special called meeting. Committee meetings began at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time at Kentucky Fish and Wildlife headquarters in Frankfort.

All meetings are open to the public. Agendas for committee and regular meetings are posted online at, under the "quick links" tab.

The next regular meeting of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission will be held at 8 a.m., Friday, June 12, at #1 Sportsman's Lane off U.S. 60 in Frankfort. Persons interested in addressing the Commission must notify Kentucky Fish and Wildlife's Commissioner's office in writing at least 30 days in advance to be considered for placement on the meeting agenda. People who are hearing impaired and plan to attend the meeting should contact Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at least 10 days in advance and the agency will provide a translator. To request to address the commission, write to KDFWR, Commissioner Jon Gassett, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601.