I know this is mostly a western hunting site, but it's elk, and they're in our eastern form of "mountains", so here goes. I've drawn a non-resident KY bull archery tag in a specific limited entry area in eastern Kentucky. I'm beyond excited since it's only 6 hours from my home in Indiana, and not the plane trip and shipping fees that I went through when I hunted in CO last year. I've seen some other guys post on here from KY and was curious about the bulls on public land. I'll be in the Revelation Energy hunter access land. It's an active mining location. 60% is thick timber, and 30% is reclaimed ground. I've read that in the past, the herds hung out in the open a lot, because they weren't used to the new area they were in, but these animals are probably 3rd generation natives to KY. Has anyone on here had experience hunting public land for elk or deer in KY? And if so, how would you compare their behavior to the western elk I've hunted? Will it be hard to locate a herd of elk? Any insight you may have would be helpful. I'm planning a mid-August scouting trip to see if I can locate some hangouts.