FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is extending the deadline to apply for a 2012 Kentucky elk hunting opportunity through Wednesday, May 2, because of a Monday night electrical storm that interrupted the state's ability to process online application payments. Applications will now close at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) Wednesday, May 2.
The application period normally runs from Dec. 1 through midnight, April 30. However, state regulation allows for this period to be extended "if technical difficulties with the application system prevent applications from being accepted for one (1) or more days during the application period."
Hunters may apply only online at the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website - fw.ky.gov.
E-Pay, the state's payment processing application, went down at about 8:45 p.m. on Monday, April 30, leaving approximately 700 persons in the process of applying with no way to complete their transaction.
The elk lottery drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents.