Art Lander’s Outdoors: Kentucky’s Elk Herd a “Seed Crop” for Appalachia, other herds outside the region

In Colonial America elk were common east of the Mississippi River. The eastern elk (Cervus canadensis canadensis), which was native to Kentucky, was one of six subspecies of elk that inhabited the northern and eastern U.S., and southern Canada. The eastern elk was larger than its western cousins. A full-grown bull could weigh up to 1000 pounds, stand 50-60 inches tall at the shoulder, and carry a...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Elk herd doing great; plenty of opportunities for hunters

The elk quota hunt application deadline is April 30. Hunters have high success rates for those successfully drawn to participate in the quota elk hunts (F&W Photo)   By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Elkhorn Creek in central Kentucky, the city of Elkton in Todd County and Elkhorn City in Pike County are modern day reminders of the elk that inhabited Kentucky...

Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Elk herd doing great; plenty of opportunities for hunters

The elk quota hunt application deadline is April 30. Hunters have high success rates for those successfully drawn to participate in the quota elk hunts (F&W Photo)   By Lee McClellan Special to KyForward   FRANKFORT, Ky. – Elkhorn Creek in central Kentucky, the city of Elkton in Todd County and Elkhorn City in Pike County are modern day reminders of the elk that inhabited Kentucky...