Kentucky's Hunting Access Sites
Elk Forest WMA (Formerly Graham WMA).
Location & Size: Clay, Bell, Knox, & Leslie counties, 16,204 acres
Contact (606) 878-9595
Elevation minimum 1040 feet, maximum 2440 feet.
Area Habitat mostly forest: open land 15%, forest 85%, wetland 0%, open water 0%.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.98199, Longitude W -83.53235
Directions & Description: The area lies between KY 66 and U.S. 421 south of Hal Rogers Parkway in the area where Clay, Bell and Leslie counties meet. The area is a mixture of mature hardwoods and reclaimed coal mining land. The strip benches and other remains of mining on portions of Elk Forest WMA should make the property an easier place to hunt compared to the topography of the surrounding area.
The area is open to statewide regulations for deer, turkey, small game hunting. There are few viable fishing opportunities on the area. Be sure to follow all signage as some areas are off-limits to the public. This area is within a Limited Entry Area for elk hunting, please refer to the elk portion of our website.
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Kentucky Afield Destinations Article (Winter 2007)
Elk hunting information
Elk Limited Entry Area maps
Boone Forestlands WMA
2012-13 Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide (PDF), page 47
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