Preference Points Quota Hunts

II RiNgEyE II

6 pointer
Nov 4, 2009
362
Brindle Ridge, KY
Had 5 preference points and didn't get Big River WMA but did get KY River. I don't understand how 5 points doesn't get you drawn for your first hunt. Anyone have any stories like this?
What does it usually take for the top quota hunts?
 

Cornpile

12 pointer
Dec 1, 2006
6,571
Kornfield County,KY
If you have others in your group that have less points or none this
will lower your high five as they calculate group point average. I hunted quota hunts for a few years.
If you skip a year trying for a hunt ,you lose all your accumulated
points and have to start over. Sometimes its just luck of the draw.
Each hunt has a limited number drawn of hunters allowed on each wma.
Ky River WMA is not a bad choice by any means,should see some deer.
Its been a few years since I hunted in one so they may do it different now.
I dont see how you made it to 5 points without being drawn.Thats high points.
 

HuntsItAll

8 pointer
Jan 23, 2009
691
A hunters paradise
I've always been curious about high points for top quota hunts as well.. Example Ballard co?? Anyone have experience with how many points it usually take for there?? Our group doesn't usually go for those type of hunts. We like the higher chances of getting drawn. We go to quota hunts to just get away for the weekend!! Its more of just a good time. We do hunt, and are hoping to kill deer. But to kill deer is what we're after. If a trophy walks by, so be it. But a couple guys in our group are "brown is down" meat hunters. And the first doe I see is in trouble also!! As long as someone gets a deer, we're happy. We were drawn for Taylorsville hunt#2 this year!!
 

300winmag

12 pointer
Sep 1, 2009
2,923
Taylorsville
I've always been curious about high points for top quota hunts as well.. Example Ballard co?? Anyone have experience with how many points it usually take for there?? Our group doesn't usually go for those type of hunts. We like the higher chances of getting drawn. We go to quota hunts to just get away for the weekend!! Its more of just a good time. We do hunt, and are hoping to kill deer. But to kill deer is what we're after. If a trophy walks by, so be it. But a couple guys in our group are "brown is down" meat hunters. And the first doe I see is in trouble also!! As long as someone gets a deer, we're happy. We were drawn for Taylorsville hunt#2 this year!!

We put in for Ballard every year as our first and only choice. My group is Me, my Dad, and my brother in laws. Much like you we only choose Ballard to get away plus there are good deer there. We had 4 points this year and didn't get drawn so next year we will. We've hunted Ballard 2 times in 14 years and only 1 of those times we had 4 points, the other one we had 5. That's all 5 people in our group with 5 points, but we intentionally pick only Ballard and that is our only hunt choice we pick. So we know we can book our rooms at the Lacenter Motel and ice down some cold ones next year and get my Pops out one more time, I just hope we get to help him drag a big one out of one of those sloughs this time!
 
Oct 6, 2011
17
Franklin County
Points are not averaged. Highest point wins.
That is not correct for Deer. This year they switched to average for the group and limited to 10% non-resident.

https://fw.ky.gov/Hunt/Pages/Quota-Hunts.aspx
  • If applying for a deer quota hunt as a group, each applicant’s preference points will be used to calculate an average point total for the group. A group with a higher preference point average will be randomly selected before a group with a lower preference point average.
  • A maximum of 10 percent nonresidents can be drawn in each deer quota hunt pool.
 

Teach Deer

8 pointer
Aug 4, 2013
619
Georgetown
Drew Kleber and Rich WMA 2---December hunt...

Last year, I applied my wife and myself with zero points...there were 202 applicants total for the December hunt...200 were accepted...I guess we know where my wife and I fell...with that amount of luck we stayed away from Vegas too...
 

elkaholic

12 pointer
Jan 12, 2012
2,795
Pendleton County
Had 5 preference points and didn't get Big River WMA but did get KY River. I don't understand how 5 points doesn't get you drawn for your first hunt. Anyone have any stories like this?
What does it usually take for the top quota hunts?
I have put in for the elk draw since the beginning and not been drawn. Oh thats right, they don't have points for the elk draw. Maybe you have to be a non resident or know someone to get a good draw for a quota hunt like you do an elk tag.
 

KYhunter

Cyber-Hunter
Dec 9, 2001
1,216
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MY bad. Did not realize they had changed a system that worked (for me) for25 years. On the bright side, I save the entry fee for me and my bunch. Suspect others will do the same. Seems like hunting has steadily decline on a lot of WMA's anyway, so guess I'm not missing much.
 


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