The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife (KDFW) is looking to the public to help track down poachers who illegally shot two bull elk last week in the Ball Creek area of Knott County. KDFW is offering a $4,000 reward leading the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
If you have information regarding this case, please call KDFW’s tip line at 1-800-25-ALERT or the Kentucky State Police in Hazard at 606-435-6069. Anonymous tips can also be made by texting KFWLAW to 847411.
Kentucky is home to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River, with more than 13,000 wild elk roaming freely across a 16 county, 4.1-million-acre elk restoration zone in the eastern part of the state. Elk restoration in Kentucky is a true conservation success story, and their recovery and management has been funded in major part by revenue generated from hunters. KDFW is accepting applications for the elk tag through April 30th, so enter today for your chance at the hunt of a lifetime.