In response to the comments received Fish & Wildlife amended 301 KAR 2:172
Breckinridge County will remain a zone 3. Crossbow exemption for senior license holders are allowed.
301 KAR 2:132 & 2:178 not amended. We need to email Emily Harkenrider (she is the analyst who reviews the administrative regulations filed by FDFWR) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (502) 564-8100 ext. 535 until April 14, 2105. The Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee consists of Senator Ernie Harris, Rep. Mary Lou Mazian, Sen. Julie Raque Adams, Sen. Perry B. Clark, Sen. Alice Forgy Kerr, Rep. Denver Butler, Rep. Will Coursey, and Rep. Tommy Turner you can email them or write at http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Committee/statutory/Admin%20regs/members.htm and click on a member’s name to view the contact information for that legislator.
301 KAR 2:132
Proposed: Additional days for crossbow users during elk season.
Oppose: Violation of the crossbow compromise of 2006.
This proposal was made by Fish & Wildlife and no user group asked for this season. Fish & Wildlife claim that modern archery equipment is not sufficient to harvest elk therefore they are promoting crossbow in archery season. Proper management of the elk herd in Kentucky is maintained through weapon specific hunting seasons. Modern rifles should not be allowed in muzzleloader seasons, muzzleloader rifles should not be allowed in crossbow seasons and crossbows should not be allowed in archery seasons that will protect the resource.
Proposed: Landowner voucher permit system
Oppose: This would just give elk guides more tags. An individual or group could subdivide large tracts into 100 acres and obtain several tags.
301 KAR 2:178
Proposed: Allow crossbow hunting on Higginson-Henry WMA
Oppose: This is the last WMA for bow only, let’s keep it that way and it is also a violation of the crossbow compromise.
The meeting on these proposals with the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee is Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Room 149 of the Capitol Annex Building.We need your help with these proposed regulations. We have until April 14, 2015 at 1:00 PM in Room 149 of the Capitol Annex Building to meet with the Administrative Regulation Review Subcommittee.
Sen Ernie Harris Co Chair
502 564 8100 ext605
Rep Mary Lou Marzian Co Chair
502 564 8100 ext643
Sen Julie Raque Adams
502 564 8100 ext682
Sen Perry B Clark
502 564 8100 ext715
Sen Alice Forgy Kerr
502 564 8100 ext625
Rep Denver Butler
502 564 8100 ext670
Rep Will Coursey
502 564 8100 ext659
Rep Tommy Turner
502 564 8100 ext716
Remember, your comments need to be sent before April 14, 2015...don't wait...remember, In 2006, Bowhunters compromised on the crossbow issue and we were assured that it was finished...not to be brought up again...let them know we expect them to stick to the agreement.
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At the June 7, 2013 Commission Meeting, a bear hunting season was approved for Archery and Crossbows.
The season dates are November 23 Thu December 1 with a limit of 10 Bears. After 5 females are taken the season ends.
Bait cannot be used!!!
The time of the hunt was chosen in hopes that most of the females will be in the dens.
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