Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
South Shore WMA.
Location & Size: Greenup County, 98 acres
Contact (606) 474-8535
Elevation minimum 480 feet, maximum 550 feet.
Area Habitat mostly open land: open land 61%, forest 18%, wetland 0%, open water 20%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.73418, Longitude W -82.93599
Directions & Description: Located north of US 23, on the eastern edge of the City of South Shore. Consists entirely of Ohio River bottomland. Twentytwo acres of seasonal wetland with the remainder being grassland and brushy tree rows. Open only to quota waterfowl hunting Nov. 15 - Jan. 15, annually. Open to hunting according to statewide regulations during other times of the year with the exceptions that: (1) Center fire rifles or handguns may not be used for hunting at any time, and (2) Steel or other non-toxic shot is required for all dove hunting. Good opportunities for bird-watching and wildlife photography outside of the quota hunt period.
Two shallow wetlands on South Shore WMA attract a wide variety of waterfowl fall through spring.
Three waterfowl blinds are available for wildlife viewing and photography beginning Feb. 1. Blinds will continue to be available for hunting only from autumn through the end of January. Blinds remain open until the wetlands dry out, usually from late May to late June. Access to the blinds from the parking area near the WMA entrance by foot travel only. Blinds are a one-quarter to a one-half mile walk from the parking area. Depending on the water levels, appropriate clothing such as rubber boots or chesthigh waders are recommended. Each blind can accommodate most camera equipment and up to four people, benches are provided for seating. Owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
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2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 51
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