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Kentucky Wildlife Permits

Auctioning off wildlife permits helps to protect Kentucky's lands and waters

Each year, Kentucky’s Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources awards a limited amount of permits for hunting wildlife in the state. In 2013, the agency awarded deer, elk and turkey hunting permits to the Conservancy for the 2013/2014 hunting season. The Conservancy will auction the permits off in order to raise money for habitat protection and restoration projects across the Commonwealth.

“Proceeds from auctioning off these tags will go towards conservation projects around the state.” says Terry Cook, State Director for The Nature Conservancy in Kentucky.

Throughout Kentucky, the Conservancy working with partners at large scales to ensure forests, rivers, wetlands, prairies and other landscapes can continue to benefit wildlife while providing clean air and water, healthy soils, protection from storms and peaceful places to renew the soul. 

 “Auctioning off elk tags and other wildlife hunting permits helps make our ambitious and urgent conservation goals a reality," says Cook.

 Contributions towards the auction will be tax-deductible. For more information or to express interest in any of the tags, contact Amanda Black (859) 259-9655 Ext. 5012 or

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