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May 09, 2012
Financial Report 2012 Special Commission Bull Elk Tag fundraiser.
by: Robert Smith

The N. Ky. Chapter #481 would like to thank all that participated in our fundraiser. We could not do what we do without your support.

2012 Bull Elk Special Commission Permit Fundraiser

Gross Revenue $20,000.00

Advertisement $532.00
Postage, Printing, Supplies $884.09

Net Income $18,583.91

Projects Funded:

1. Purchase of one tow behind wick applicator for weed control and trailer. To be stored at Lloyd WMA and administered by Clay Smitson (KDFWR Biologist) for use in wildlife habitat projects. - $4,495.00

2. Sending youths to Camp Webb - $1,800.00

3. Seed distribution - $9,488.91

4. Jakes/Covey Day Event $2,800.00

Total Project costs - $18,583.91

May 05, 2012
And the winner is !
by: Robert Smith

Hello everyone,

The N. Ky. Chapter #481 held the drawing for the Commission Bull Elk Tag on April 28th at 5:00pm. The drawing was held at the Elk Creek Hunt Club and Sporting Clays in Owenton, KY. One of the elk club’s employees reached into the box and pulled out 1 of the 200 plastic eggs. The egg contained ticket stub #028, which belonged to Leo Essex of Loretto, KY. Congratulations Leo! We hope you score a record bull elk this fall.

We would like to thank all who participated in our fundraiser. A special thank you to those who operate this forum and who allowed our post. We could not have done it without your help and permission. All 200 tickets were sold and over $18,500.00 will be used for our conservation projects. A detailed financial report should be available by the end of this month. If you should have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481, Quail Unlimited

Feb 16, 2012
We made it !
by: Robert Smith

Many, many thanks to all those here who have helped make our fundraiser a great success. All 200 tickets have been sold. My next post here will be the name, city and state of the winner. The best of luck in the draw to all that participated in our fundraiser.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

Jan 27, 2012
Many thanks to Dave and Elk Hunting Tips
by: Robert Smith

And thanks to everyone who has helped us with our fundraiser. Best of luck in the drawing to all.

We will be suspending ticket sales on February 20th. We have less than 20 tickets still available. You can still participate but you need to hurry. Thanks again.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

Dec 28, 2011
May 2012 be your
by: Robert Smith

Well, Christmas has come and gone. Hope everyone had a great day. Have a safe and Happy New Year and may 2012 be your best ever.

We still have a few tickets available but you need to hurry. Email me to reserve yours.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

Nov 22, 2011
Lots to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving.
by: Robert Smith

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. We here in Kentucky have lots to be thankful for. Many thanks to those who have helped our QU Chapter make our Bull Elk Tag raffle a great success. To all the states which helped make our herd what it is today. Over 12,000 and growing. We have come a long way since 1997. Many thanks to all.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

PS: There are still tickets available but you need to hurry. Please email me to reserve.

Sep 29, 2011
Great gift idea.
by: Robert Smith

As a result of our post here on Elk Hunting Tips, we have received an entry from Kentucky for our 2012 Commission Bull Elk Tag and inside the envelope was a very nice letter stating that she was buying the ticket for her husband and intended to use as a stocking stuffer for this Christmas. What a wonderful gift and a great idea. NO, I am not going to tell you her name. Good luck to the hubby in the draw.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited for more information on our 2012 Commission Bull Elk Tag raffle.

Sep 19, 2011
2012 KY, Fall, Bull Elk Tag up for grabs!
by: Robert Smith

That's right, you read correctly.

Hi everyone,
I am proud to announce that the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission has awarded its second Bull Elk Tag to our N. KY. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited. This tag is for the 2012 Fall Season and again is good in any zone for any legal weapon.

Our QU Chapter is going to raffle this tag as we did with the first one earlier this year. The only thing required is a resident or non-resident hunting license if you should win. All elk permit fees, ($30.00 resident) and ($365.00 non-resident) have been waived.

Tickets are being sold now and all proceeds will be used to further our conservation projects. There will be only 200 tickets sold and they are $100.00 per ticket. You can email me at if interested.

Also, go to QU's website ( for verification if you would like. We did that so people would know that this is a legitimate project. More information is there and it is currently the 3RD item down on QU's home page.

Drawing will be held at Elk Creek Sporting Clays in Owenton, KY. April 28, 2012 at 5:00pm. Each entrant will be notified of the name, city and state of the winner. The winner will be notified by registered mail.

If you participate in our 2012 fundraiser prior to December 31, 2011, that donation may be deducted on your 2011 tax filing. QU is a 501-C-3 non-profit organization.

Good hunting to all, Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 QU

May 20, 2011
Our Bull Elk Tag Raffle
by: Robert Smith

Hello everyone, Just wanted to let everyone know how our Elk Tag Raffle went. Thanks to many that visit this site, our raffle was a great success.

Many thanks go out to Dave for allowing us to post the event here at Elk Hunting Tips.

The winner of the raffle was Mark Tucker of Brooksville, KY. I called Mark when his ticket was pulled and he could not have been more excited. He told me he had tried for many years to save up money for a western elk hunting trip but every time he got close, something happened at home and had to use the money and he could not make the trip. Well, now he can go and not have to leave home. At least not very far from home.

Below, I have posted the financial report which was submitted to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Again, thanks to Dave and all who helped us make this fundraiser a great success.

Yours in conservation, Robert Smith, N. Ky Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

2011 Bull Elk Special Commission Permit Fund Raiser

Gross Revenue $16,115.00

Advertisement $545.00
Taxidermy $600.00

Net Income $14,970.00

Projects Funded:

1. Purchase of one Demco 300 gallon pull behind sprayer, 21’ booms, PTO driven. To be stored at Lloyd WMA and administered by Clay Smitson for use in wildlife habitat projects. - $6,200.00

2. Sending youths to Camp Webb - $1,000.00

3. Seed distribution - $5,770.00

4. Jakes/Covey Day Event $2,000.00

Total Project costs - $14,970.00

Apr 15, 2011
A great big Thank You
by: Robert Smith

Just want to say thank you to Dave and Elk Hunting Tips and all those who have helped us make our fund raiser a great success. Good luck to all in the draw

Our raffle is winding down and Internet sales will end on April 21, 2011 because of mail delivery time. If we should happen to receive a check after the draw date, we will mark it void and return it to the entrant. There are tickets still available so if you want to participate, you need to hurry.

Thanks again,

Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

Apr 07, 2011
by: Robert Smith

The ticket sales are going well. We have sold 6 as a result of our post on elk hunting
A big thank you goes out to Dave for helping us make our fundraiser a great success as well as to those who have purchased tickets. There about 70 tickets available and they are going pretty quick. 2 to 3 a day for the last week. You can email me at and I will reply with information on how the process to obtain a ticket works.

Thanks to all and good luck in the draw.

Robert Smith, N. Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited Post is now the 8th item down on their home page.

Feb 08, 2011
Many thanks
by: Robert Smith

I would also like to say many many thanks to Dave at Elk Hunting for allowing us to post this.

Robert Smith, N.Ky. Chapter #481 Quail Unlimited

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