The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife commission proposed keeping the number of elk permits at 710 for the 2018-2019 elk seasons. The commission recommended issuing 250 bull permits, comprised of 100 bull elk archery and 150 bull elk firearm permits. The commission also proposed issuing 450 antlerless elk permits, comprised of 160 archery and 290 antlerless elk firearms permits.
It also recommended including a question on the post-season survey for drawn elk hunters concerning elk wounded, but not recovered, by the hunter. Survey completion for drawn elk hunters will be mandatory.
(Photo source: Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife)