Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
West Kentucky WMA.
Location & Size: McCracken County, 6,562 acres
Contact (270) 488-3233
Elevation minimum 297 feet, maximum 451 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 34%, forest 47%, wetland 18%, open water 1%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.13324, Longitude W -88.81393
Directions & Description: Seven miles from I-24, exit 4, in Paducah, on US 60 in Future City. Turn north on KY 996 for 3.6 miles. Turn west on KY 358 for 2.6 miles to office.
Old fields, woodlots, grasslands, crop fields and food plots. Twelve fishing ponds with access for small boats; picnicking, hiking; kennels and stalls for use during field trials. Horseback riding on designated trails only. National caliber horseback bird dog field trials, retriever field trials, and retriever test hunts are hosted September - May on the WMA. Chief Paduke Skeet Range (Phone (270) 488-3248, web site www.chiefpaduke.com ) on KY 358 one-half mile east of office. Archery range (mobility-impaired accessible) with 10-50 yard targets open daily during daylight hours, wildlife viewing areas (Tupelo Swamp) , the fishing pier at "Disabled Access Pond" is handicap assessable. For hunting there is mobility impaired access in designated areas to permit holders (Tract 3). Huntable populations of deer, turkey, dove, squirrel, rabbits and quail exist on the area. Special regulations apply for deer, turkey and small game hunting. All vehicular traffic is prohibited on Tract 6 Feb. 1 - April 16. Owned/leased by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Trails were put in with the assistance of a National Recreational Trails Fund grant and the Russ Chittenden Woodlands Fund provided funds for materials, signs, tree seedlings, and a large amount of volunteer labor.
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 52
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