Went to the Deer and Turkey Expo today. Talked with the folks at KFW and got some questions answered. Went ahead and purchased entries for all 4 categories. I believe mid May is when they draw. Chances of actually getting drawn are slim.
Back in for 2019! Only this year Kentucky changed it up a bit and now the archery tag covers bulls and cows. So $30 to KFW and still a slim chance of getting drawn. If I remember right they had a sheet at their counter that said non resident rifle bull odds of drawing were 1 in 800(ish). Sounds right. The drawing is in May. I believe you have until April 30 to buy your entries.
I still think my ultimate is to get to Alaska to hunt caribou. I've priced some outfitters for this and it is ridiculously (or stupid) expensive. Even though it would probably be worth plunking down that kind of money for the outfitter if you really want to tag a caribou. A guy I went to school with (who now lives in Colorado) went to Alaska for caribou a few years ago. I don't think he used an outfitter either. He was successful on his hunt too. I need to contact him and get his input. This hunt will probably not happen for quite some time. It is at the top of my bucket list. I think just seeing Alaska itself is at the top.
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2019 13:27:37 GMT -5 by spainy79
Post by goosepondmonster on Mar 12, 2019 10:05:30 GMT -5
I think caribou is an animal that has a pretty high success rate if you ditch the guide and just do your homework. With that said, I have heard that caribou numbers overall are on a significant downslide. I'm not sure if that is the case in Alaska or not.