Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Location & Size: Ballard County, 8,015 acres
Contact (270) 224-2244
Elevation minimum 286 feet, maximum 367 feet.
Area Habitat mostly wetland: open land 27%, forest 28%, wetland 39%, open water 6%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.18212, Longitude W -89.02707
Directions & Description: Thirty miles west of Paducah; from Paducah take US 60 17 miles to LaCenter, take KY 358 north 5.6 miles to KY 1105. Turn west through Bandana, follow KY 1105 to KY 473. Travel 6 miles to Lodge Road. Several roads within area.
Sloughs and agricultural bottomlands, some hardwood stands. Wintering bald eagles, eagle nests. Fishing in 11 lakes on area.
Special regulations for hunting and fishing. The 400-acre tract located south of Sallie Crice/Terrell Landing Road (formerly the Ballard Hunting Unit) falls under Boatwright WMA Olmsted and Peal Unit hunting regulations. Fee, advance application required of deer, waterfowl hunters. Write Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for additional information. Area closed Oct. 15-March 15. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 44
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