Deadline Approaching for Kentucky Elk Quota Hunt Lottery

Frankfort, KY – Hunters who dream of harvesting an elk in
Kentucky have just a few short weeks left to buy a chance at that

Kentucky’s elk quota hunt application deadline is midnight,
April 30. One thousand lucky applicants will be drawn to hunt elk
this year.

Elk lottery applications are available for $10 online at, the Kentucky Department
of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ website. Applications are not sold
in stores or through the department’s phone license sales

Applying for the elk quota hunt lottery takes just a few
minutes. Applicants will need to have their Visa, MasterCard or
Discover card ready. From the department’s website, click on the
blue “Apply for Elk Lottery” icon on the right side of the
homepage. This secure license sales system walks applicants through
each step of the process. Hunters must provide identification
information, including their Social Security number.

Hunters who don’t have access to the internet can call Kentucky
Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549. A department employee will
take their credit card information over the phone using the same
online system. Those without a credit card may purchase a Visa,
MasterCard or Discover gift card, and use that gift card to apply
through the internet or by calling Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
These gift cards are easily purchased at large chain stores such as
Walmart and Kmart, as well as some grocery stores and gas

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife conducts a random electronic drawing
in early May of all those who have purchased an elk lottery
application by the April 30 deadline. Applicants can check to see
if they were drawn beginning May 4. They can enter their license
confirmation numbers online at or call the department at
1-800-858-1549. Drawn applicants are also notified and given
further instructions by mail. General firearm elk quota hunts occur
in southeastern Kentucky in October and December.

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