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HB 252 (BR 1168) - J. Short, T. Edmonds, J. Bell, H. Collins, L. Combs, T. Couch, W. Stone

     AN ACT relating to elk hunting permits.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 150 to require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to hold a postseason elk quota hunt for each year that a regular elk quota hunt is held; define terms; require department to hold a postseason modern firearms elk quota hunt for antlerless elk and spikes following the regular elk quota hunt; require 10% of the hunters drawn for the postseason elk quota hunt to be holders of senior/disabled combination hunting and fishing licenses and 90% of the hunters drawn for the postseason elk quota hunt to be drawn from the pool of applicants who were not drawn for the regular quota hunt and who live in the elk restoration zone; require the department to draw a number of participants in the postseason elk quota hunt equal to the number of unused permits from the previous regular elk quota hunt or to 25 participants, whichever is greater; require postseason elk quota hunt participants to comply with regular quota hunt rules, except that they may only hunt in public and private hunting areas in the Knott County elk management unit or the Stoney Fork elk management unit; require the department to issue no fewer than 750 elk permits per year for each regular elk quota hunt.

HB 252 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Delete original provisions; define "elk management unit" and "elk restoration zone"; require the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to hold a postseason elk quota hunt for each year that a regular season elk quota hunt is held; require all of the hunters drawn to participate in the postseason elk quota hunt to be drawn from the pool of applicants who were not drawn for the regular season elk quota hunt and who live in the elk restoration zone; require the number of permits drawn for the postseason elk quota hunt to be evenly distributed based on county of residence within the elk restoration zone; require at least 2 permits to be awarded per county; require hunters in the postseason elk quota hunt to comply with the hunting requirements for the regular season elk quota hunt in 301 KAR 2:132, Section 5, except restrict each hunter to 1 elk management unit; allow a hunter to also hunt on land that the hunter owns in the opposite elk management unit from the one to which the hunter was assigned.

     Jan 12-introduced in House
     Jan 17-to Tourism Development & Energy (H)
     Jan 24-posted in committee
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 24, 2012
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Feb 29-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

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