DEADLINE LOOMS FOR APPLYING FOR ELK PERMITS IN KENTUCKY
The deadline for applying for 2016 elk hunting permits in Kentucky is Apr. 30. Last minute applications can still be filed online.
To apply, log onto the web site for the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources - www.fw.ky.gov. Next, type "How to apply for 2016 elk permits" in the Search Box (upper right corner of the home page). Then follow the directions to apply online.
When applying, applicants will need their Social Security Number and a credit or debit card.
Applications may be made for Elk Antlerless - Firearm; Elk Antlerless - Archery/Crossbow; Elk Antlered - Firearm; and/or Elk Antlered - Archery Crossbow.
In the last decade Kentucky's elk stocking program has restored a large population of these animals in this state's mountainous eastern region. The Kentucky elk herd is now the largest east of the Mississippi River. This season some 900 permits will be allocated to hunters in an upcoming drawing.