3 Best Base Layer For Elk Hunting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Base Layer For Elk Hunting in 2022


MERIWOOL Mens Base Layer 100% Merino Wool Thermal Pants Charcoal Gray

MERIWOOL Mens Base Layer 100% Merino Wool Thermal Pants Charcoal Gray
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Ridge Merino Men's Aspect Midweight Merino Wool Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt (Camo/Thyme, Small)

Ridge Merino Men's Aspect Midweight Merino Wool Base Layer Long Sleeve Shirt (Camo/Thyme, Small)
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  • Natural and sustainable Merino Wool 180g reinforced with our (m)Force Technology for increased durability, dry times and recovery
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  • Provides versatile mid-weight base layer weight that is warm but not too warm
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  • Long cut, especially for layering, stays tucked in, Printed neck label, Removable care label and a Backpack-friendly raglan construction

Ridge Merino Men's Inversion Heavyweight Merino Wool Base Layer Crew Shirt (Heather Grey, Large)

Ridge Merino Men's Inversion Heavyweight Merino Wool Base Layer Crew Shirt (Heather Grey, Large)
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  • Natural, sustainable and biodegradable Merino Wool - 270g
  • Thumb loops keep your sleeves in place and disappear when you don't want them
  • Backpack-friendly raglan construction, flatlocked seams
  • Designed for cold conditions
  • Long cut, especially for layering, stays tucked in, printed neck label, removable care label

Kentucky Elk Hunt

Kentucky Elk Hunt

Throughout the entire restoration process there has always been a plan in place for an elk hunt to occur. The elk hunt has very strict guidelines, which some hunters may find confusing. Within the restoration zone a Quota Hunt occurs in October and December, while outside of the restoration zone deer hunters who are hunting legally are free to take one elk per season, be it male or female. A hunter may not take both an elk in a Quota Hunt and also take an elk out of the restoration zone in the same year.

For a chance to hunt in the Quota Hunt in the Restoration Zone each year hunters must first purchase an elk lottery application between December 1 and July 31. The cost for the lottery application is $10. Starting in 2020 the deadline to file a lottery application will be moved from July 31 to April 30. To apply a hunter does not have to be a resident of the state of Kentucky, but all hunters must provide their social security number.

Youth ages 15 and younger are entered into a special youth quota elk hunt, in which two tags are drawn, one antlerless, and one antlered. Any youth not drawn for the youth hunt are automatically entered into the lottery for the regular quota hunt.

For the 2020 hunt a total of 300 elk permits will be issued. These will be issued by a random computer drawing, and the results will be posted by August 20. The hunters who are issued an elk permit will also be assigned either a cow or bull tag, as well as assigned to either the Zone At Large or to a Limited Entry Area.

Hunters assigned to the Zone At Large will be able to hunt during the firearm, crossbow, or archery seasons, while Limited Entry Area hunters will only be allowed to hunt during a seven-day season in which they may use any legal weapon for elk.

Hunters who are drawn for the Quota Hunt will also be required to have a valid Kentucky Hunting License, as well as purchase an elk tag prior to hunting, which costs $30 for residents, and $365 for non-residents.

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