Open under statewide regulations for all fall turkey seasons, except these seasons are closed during Quota and Open Gun Deer Hunts. Tract 6 is closed to all vehicular traffic Feb. 1 – April 16.
Any person entering “A” Tracts for any use must check-in prior to entry. Persons shall not enter any area posted closed by signs.
Squirrel*: Open under statewide regulations.
Rabbit & Quail*: Tracts (2, 3, 6, 7) Nov. 12 - Dec. 31, except closed during Quota and Open Gun Deer Hunts. Tracts (1, 4, 5 and “A” Tracts) Jan. 1-10,
are subject to early closure based on hunting pressure. Hunters must report hunt data daily to the area supervisor. Reporting can be done in person at the hunter check station, or by completing and submitting a hunt data card each day. If a tract is closed prior to Jan. 10, notice will be posted at the hunter check station 24 hours in advance. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to 1 p.m. (Central) on Tracts 1, 4, 5 and “A” Tracts.
Furbearer*: Open under statewide regulations.
*Small game or furbearer hunters must not use rifles, or ball or slug ammunition to take these species. Unleashed dogs are prohibited April 1 until the third Saturday in August, except during department-authorized field trials and the spring squirrel season.
Deer**: Quota Hunt, either sex, Nov. 17-21, Tracts 1-6 only. Participants in West Kentucky WMA Quota and Open Gun Hunts select a tract for hunting at checkin. Hunters are then required to hunt only in this tract until noon each day.
Open Gun Hunt, either sex, Jan. 18-20. Hunting permitted on Tracts 1-6 only. Limited to first 200 hunters who must personally check in at the hunter check station from 4 to 8 p.m. (Central) on January 17, or from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on hunt days. Registered hunters must check out when finished hunting, or by 7 p.m. on Monday night.
Archery Season open under statewide regulations on all tracts, except closed during Quota and Open Gun Deer Hunts.
Crossbow Season open under statewide regulations, except closed during
Quota and Open Gun Deer Hunts.
On Jan. 19-21, only deer hunters participating in the Open Gun Hunt are
permitted on the WMA.
**Hunters may not use modern rifles or handguns to take deer on this WMA. Only shotguns with slugs or muzzleloaders may be used to take deer. A deer hunter shall not take an antlered deer with an outside antler spread of less than 15” at any time.