My elk hunt was very enjoyable, we had a wonderful time going to southeastern Kentucky to try and find elk. The local people helped me to find my cown and told us how to field dress it and helped to load it on the truck so we could get packed up and go. Very exciting trip. Beautiful scenery and landscape. Thanks a million.
When I first heard about the KY Elk Hunt I remember thinking that the idea that a Rocky Mountain Elk would thrive in this state was crazy. However, after hunting the impressive animal my mind changed - I saw 200 in 2 days. They are doing great. I hunt out west and the hunts are very costly. I am blessed tpo have drawn the tag and thank the state. Just another reason to be proud I am part of the Commonwealth.
We loved the hunt but the guide services should have to be certified that the land they are taking people to is in a legal zone. People from out of town don't know any better.
We were very happy with the hunt. Glad Kentucky has a huntable elk herd. Thanks to all involved in getting the elk herd to where it is now.
I enjoy taking photos of elk in Kentucky. I could not believe that I got drawn for the elk hunt. What an exciting hunt. I tried first with a bow but couldn't get one. It was a great hunt.
Would like to have more county specific info, related to elk and elk hunting areas.
I had an experience I will never forget. I feel grateful to be able to be a part of this. The at-large hunt I feel is more fair and should be kept.
I felt everything was perfect and you couldn't of done a better job. Keep up the good work.
Thanks to Dan Crank and others for making the hunt a pleasure.
Had a wonderful time and met some great people. The overall experience was excellent. I have encouraged others to enter into the draw.
The RMEF and KDFWR have literally changed the world. To hear bull elk bugling at dawn right here in Kentucky is beyond words. Thank you so much!
Provide more information on available hunting land. I think I harvested first elk in Kentucky taken with a pistol! Thank you and everyone involved in Kentucky Elk Program.
I had a friend in eastern Kentucky, if not for him it would have been a lot tougher to harvest an elk. Still a great experience.
Help to know where in the 16 county area actually has elk without making a dozen phone calls. Limited public lands with elk makes it difficult.
KDRWR is doing a great job, I cannot think of any changes that could be made.
I again wish to thank Kim Tartar and the Forestry Service for their help. I also thank the ladies at the Redbird Mansion. They referred me to Mr. Tartar.
Calvert City, KY
Draw me again! Everything was great, the hotel, the food, the people & my big 6x6 Kentucky bull.
I had a very exciting 3 or 4 months scouting and hunting this cow elk. Everyone I met while hunting in eastern Kentucky was very helpful and friendly.
Have more limited entry tags and more land devoted just for elk hunters.
I was very satisfied with my hunt and the help from Fish & Wildlife workers.
I had not planned on hunting this year after 3 yrs. recuperating from 2nd bout of cancer. After arriving at the site, helpers and my husband had to hold me and help me around the hill. I was still weak. I could just read their thoughts that this is a waste of time with this grey haired lady. I tried to hold the gun up and could not hold it steady. My husband agreed to squat down so I could just sit down on the ground. The guide told me where to hit the elk. They est. 200 yards. I shot and the elk fell. The helper yelled "HOLY COW" We have not had anyone shoot like that. It was three inchs from where the guide told me to shoot. Of course, they didn't know that I used to be a trap shooter and had killed several deer.
This elk scored a 371 in Boone and Crocket. I think this is a new state record. Shot in Bell County on the Begley WMA. Elk was #71, one of the first released on the Begley WMA. Born in Utah.
New Philadelphia, OH
Put his cow down with one shot from his .308 Remington at 170 yards. Field dressed over 300 lbs. He was assisted by his dad and grandad. This was a hunt that we will never forget. It was a dream come true for this 11 year old.
Olive Hill, KY
More information on the internet about the program.
You need to get the people that live there involved with giving some type of land owner tags. The people that I hunted on are avid hunters and have never been drawn but are still nice enough to let me and some other close friends and family hunt on their property.
Cave City, KY
New Haven, KY
West Liberty, KY
James Van Meter, II
My son got a 6x6 in 2006 - we were told that we were the first father and son to harvest elk. Both trips, many great memories. I would like to thank Greg Ison and Lehman Gilliam for all the help they gave me... I will return to Kentucky on vacations to visit some of the people I met and to view some of the most beautiful landscape God created!