Scheduled for Jan. 6
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2016) — The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has called a special meeting for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 6 to discuss proposed changes to the state’s elk regulations.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Arnold Mitchell Building on the main campus of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, at 1 Sportsman’s Lane in Frankfort. The entrance is located off U.S. 60, approximately 1½ miles west of U.S. 127.
Items on the agenda for discussion include:
- Compress or reduce the elk season
- Eliminate elk hunting in January
- Establish a regulation to eliminate elk hunting during deer season
- Establish a regulation to mandate a minimum bull size of 3 points on one side
- Establish a regulation to mandate wounding an elk ends that hunt if the animal is not successfully retrieved. Convicted hunters get substantial penalties, plus lose the right to hunt elk. Guides lose guide license for 10 years
- Establish a wanton waste regulation for elk, deer and bear with substantial penalties
- Establish a regulation to establish refuge (no hunting) areas at tourist/viewing areas
- Requests for management and data collection plans to be developed by the Department for Commission Discussion
- Meet in executive session if necessary