Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 How to Enter the 2014 Kentucky Elk Hunt Drawing

Application period opens January 1, 2014
 
Deadline to apply - April 30, 2014, midnight, Eastern time
 

Please follow these instructions carefully to enter the elk drawing. You may wish to print this page for reference.

You will need your social security number and a credit/debit card to apply. If you do not have a card, you may purchase a prepaid debit card at most large retailers (for example, Wal-mart and large supermarkets).

You may purchase other permits and hunting, fishing, or trapping licenses at this time also.

Go to the Online License and Permit page. At the bottom you will see "Select Hunting and Fishing License Year":

  • Current - March 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014
  • Next - March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015

Select the option that says "Next -March 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015 and click “Continue”.

The next screen will require you to enter your "Customer Identification” information; that’s your SSN, residency status and date of birth. Be sure to fill in all the required fields, then click “Continue”.

The next screen is the “License and Permit Selection” page. You can purchase any licenses and permits here. Here you can select "Elk Antlerless Firearm Drawing", "Elk Antlerless Archery/Crossbow Drawing", "Elk Antlered Firearm Drawing", and/or "Elk Antlered Archery/Crossbow Drawing" under "Permits”. You can apply for up to 2 of the 4 elk drawing permit types. (Note: youth under 16 can also apply for the youth-only elk permit, which appears as an option only for those who enter a qualifying birthdate.) After selecting your licenses/permits, click “Continue”.

The next screen is the "Subscription and Product Selection" page which allows you to purchase a subscription to the Kentucky Afield magazine or make a voluntary contribution to one of our recruitment programs. If you would like to make one of the purchases, you can do so, otherwise click "Continue".

This screen will require you to enter your "Customer Information" which is your name, address, etc. After entering the pertinent information, click "Continue".

This screen shows your order summary. You should see the elk drawing permit(s) you chose each for $10 as an item you are purchasing. If not, click “Change license selections” to add the drawing.

Once your order summary is complete, click “Checkout” and enter your credit/debit card information. Click “Submit order”.

You will receive a 19-digit confirmation number. Be sure to record this number, as you will need it to check to see if you were drawn for the elk hunt in May (if you lose this number, you can also use your SSN and birthdate to see if you were drawn).

Please call our Information Center at 800-858-1549 if you have questions or need assistance applying for the elk drawing.

Continue to our online license sales page to purchase the 2014 Elk Drawing Permit