Modern Firearms (either sex) — Nov. 10-25, 2007
Zones 3 & 4
Modern Firearms (Zone 3 either sex, Zone 4 antlered deer only) — Nov. 10-19, 2007
Bag limits remain the same as last year.
The Commission proposed changing Martin, Jackson and Rockcastle counties from Zone 3 to Zone 4 and Hardin County from Zone 2 to Zone 1. It also recommended requiring hunters to telecheck their harvest prior to removing the cape or head.
The group also proposed increasing the number of tags drawn for the quota elk hunts to 300. Seventy-five bull elk tags will be drawn, along with 225 cow elk tags. A statewide bag limit of one elk that applies to both in-zone and out-of-zone hunters was recommended.
In other elk-related business, the Commission recommended to the General Assembly to open antlerless (cow) archery and crossbow seasons on the second Saturday in October (Oct. 13, 2007) and run concurrently with the remainder of the archery and crossbow deer seasons. Archery and crossbow use for bull elk will be legal during the regular bull elk gun season and run concurrently with the remainder of the archery and crossbow deer seasons. Elk hunters will be required to display a tag provided by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife in the windshield of their vehicle while hunting elk.
In fisheries-related business, the Commission recommended to remove the 9-inch minimum size limit on crappie at Cedar Creek Lake in Lincoln County. On Lake Blythe in Christian County, they proposed a 12 to 15-inch protective slot limit on largemouth bass. All largemouth bass caught between 12 and 15 inches long must be immediately released on Lake Blythe. Both of these fisheries regulations, if approved, go into effect on March 1, 2008.
The next Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting will be held at 8 a.m., Friday, June 8, at #1 Sportsman's Lane off U.S. 60 in Frankfort. Persons interested in addressing the Commission must notify the KDFWR Commissioner's office in writing at least 30 days in advance to be considered for placement on the meeting agenda.
People who are hearing impaired and plan to attend the meeting should contact the KDFWR at least 10 days in advance and the agency will provide a translator. To request to address the commission, write to KDFWR, Commissioner Jon Gassett, #1 Sportsman's Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601.