Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Pioneer Weapons WMA.
Location & Size: Bath & Menifee counties, 7,731 acres
Contact (606) 784-6428; Winchester Forestry office (606) 745-3100
Elevation minimum 744 feet, maximum 1315 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 5%, forest 95%, wetland 0%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.04382, Longitude W -83.57195
Directions & Description: Take Hwy. 211 south of Salt Lick to Clear Creek Road (FR 129) and follow to arrive at area. Road access within the WMA is provided by the Zilpo Scenic Byway (FR 918) north of FR 129, Buck Creek Road (FR 918A) that loops around to meet Zilpo Scenic Byway and Leatherwood Road (FR 129). Some gated side roads may be opened for seasonal hunts.
The WMA is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cave Run Lake. It is almost completely forested with scattered openings. Terrain is rough with some gently sloping areas on ridge tops and creek valleys. Hiking trails are available.
The U.S. Forest Service managed Zilpo Campground is adjacent to the WMA and provides access to Cave Run Lake. The Cumberland Ranger District Visitor Center is located north of the WMA near Cave Run Lake Dam on KY 801.
Hunting limited to longbow, crossbow and muzzleloading firearms only. This is one of the few areas in the nation where crossbow hunting is permitted. For hunting information contact Ky. Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources; additional information available from U.S. Forest Service, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY
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Daniel Boone National Forest hunting web site
Daniel Boone National Forest Pioneer Weapons Brochure    ( 0.5 MB, 1 page )
Daniel Boone National Forest Pioneer Weapons Web page
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 50
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