Voucher Cooperator Elk Permit Program


Request for Follow Up

If you own or lease 100 or more acres within the 16 county elk restoration zone please fill out this online request form so a biologist can contact you to discuss signing up for the Voucher Cooperator Elk Permit Program.

  • Under this new system, landowners/lessees receive points for each elk harvested from their enrolled property.
  • Only hunters placed on the property through the KDFWR’s online system will be eligible to contribute harvest points to the landowner’s total.
  • Each harvested bull counts for 2 points, and a harvested cow counts for 1 point.
  • Upon the accrual of 20 points, the landowner will receive an either-sex elk permit that can be used the following elk hunting season on the enrolled property or any other property owned or leased by the enrolled landowner or lessee.
  • This elk permit is fully transferable to any legal Kentucky hunter on or before August 15th of the applicable year.
  • Each enrolled voucher property will have a set limit as to the number of hunters allowed on the land at any given point in the hunting season.
  • This number will be based on biologist discretion, landowner input, and the number of elk using the area.
  • Additionally, landowners and lessees will have the option to close elk hunting on their property while other hunting seasons are taking place.

For more information, please call Joe McDermott at 800-858-1549 or email Joe.McDermott@ky.gov.


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