Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Paul Van Booven WMA.
Location & Size: Breathitt County, 2,293 acres
Contact (606) 878-9595
Elevation minimum 739 feet, maximum 1543 feet.
Area Habitat mostly open land: open land 68%, forest 32%, wetland 0%, open water 1%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.44711, Longitude W -83.20383
Directions & Description: Located off Kentucky 476. From Jackson - travel approximately 6 miles on Hwy 15 S, then east on Hwy 476 approximately 12 miles. At Breathitt/Perry County line, turn left on Buckhorn Creek Road and travel less than one mile to gated entrance on the right. Area is gated and foot travel only is allowed behind any locked gate. Directions from Hazard - travel approximately 7 miles east on Hwy 80, then west on Hwy 476 approximately 14 miles. Turn right on Buckhorn Creek road and follow directions above.
Paul Van Booven WMA is located in southeast Breathitt County. The WMA consists of the 2,000 acres of reclaimed surface mined and forest land. The University of Kentucky owned property is the site of many ongoing research projects related to forest management and mine reclamation. Good to moderate populations of elk, quail, rabbits, deer, turkey and songbirds exist on the area.
The area is open for hunting under statewide regulations. 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 50
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