Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Boone Forestlands WMA.
Location & Size: Bell, Harlan & Leslie counties, 30,038 acres
Contact (606) 337-9317
Elevation minimum 1113 feet, maximum 2582 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 16%, forest 84%, wetland 0%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.88175, Longitude W -83.4971
Directions & Description: Boone Forestlands WMA consists of many tracts in 3 different counties. The tracts are bounded in general to the north by the Hall Rogers Parkway and on the south by State Highway 221 along the base of Pine Mountain, to the west by State Highway 66, and US Highway 421 to the east. The largest blocks by county are in southern Leslie, eastern Bell, and northern Harlan. Several additional tracts are located southwest of Hyden in Leslie County.
Boone Forestlands WMA is the result of a cooperative agreement between the Boone Forestlands, LLC and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The area consists of reclaimed surface mined and forested land located in several disjointed tracts. Public should be aware that active surface mine sites, deep mines and the coal washing facility are off limits. This area is within a Limited Entry Area for elk hunting, please refer to the elk portion of our website.
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 45
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