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NEW THIS YEAR

  • The upland bird quota hunts on Clay WMA and quail quota hunts on Peabody WMA have been replaced with a new season framework. See below.
  • Quail and grouse can be hunted on Clay WMA and Rockcastle River WMA on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 3 p.m. (local time) from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Other exceptions apply.
  • On Clay WMA and Rockcastle River WMA, the daily bag limit for quail is four and the daily bag limit for grouse is two. Quail and grouse hunters must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk on those areas and clearly display a department-provided hang-tag in a vehicle.
  • During the quail hunting season, a person hunting quail on the Sinclair Unit of Peabody WMA can only hunt between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. (local time) on Thursdays and Sundays and not take more than four quail daily. A person hunting quail on the Ken Unit of Peabody WMA can only hunt between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.(local time) on Wednesdays and Saturdays and not take more than four quail daily. Quail hunters on either unit of Peabody WMA must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department provided hang-tag in a vehicle.
  • Rabbit hunters on Clay WMA, the Ken and Sinclair Units of Peabody WMA and Rockcastle River WMA must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department provided hang-tag in a vehicle.
  • Rabbit hunting season on Rockcastle River WMA runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.

OVERVIEW


The Wildlife Management Area & Public Lands Search feature on our website is a go-to source for information about where to hunt, fish, hike and more in Kentucky.


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife owns, leases or manages more than 85 wildlife management areas (WMAs) for public use. On some areas, a user permit is required. It also has agreements to provide public access on certain privately owned lands, known as Hunting Access Areas. Many public-use areas have special regulations and hunting season dates that are different from statewide seasons. On some public-use areas, a user permit is required. Please refer to specific area listings for that information. The rest are open to hunting free of additional charge.

The information here applies to users of all WMAs owned or managed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. If you intend to hunt (or otherwise visit) public lands listed under “Wildlife Management Areas,” you must comply with the following guidelines.

  1. For game listed in this guide, hunting seasons on the WMAs listed in this section are open only as stated.
  2. County zone deer bag limits apply to all WMAs unless otherwise noted under the area listing.
  3. Quota deer hunters may take up to two (2) deer on a quota hunt in Zones 2, 3 and 4, only one of which may be antlered, unless otherwise noted under the area listing.
  4. Squirrel, rabbit, quail, grouse and furbearer hunting is closed the first two days of modern gun deer season on WMAs, if gun deer hunting is permitted.
  5. Unless otherwise noted, persons shall not allow unleashed dogs from March 1 until the third Saturday in August, except during department authorized field trials, or when training a retriever or other water dog if the activity is authorized by a sign at the body of water. The dog must remain leashed except while training, or within 100 feet of the water, or as stated under the area listing or posted on the WMA.
  6. Quota hunts for pheasant, deer, quail, upland bird, waterfowl and elk hunts require advance application. (Refer to "Quota Hunts" and "Elk Hunting" sections.) Advance application is not required for other listed hunts.
  7. Camping is permitted only in designated areas. Check WMA maps by clicking here or call the WMA office for camping availability through Kentucky Fish and Wildlife or other campgrounds. Parking must be confined to designated parking areas if such areas exist. If no parking area is designated, parking is generally allowed alongside maintained roads in such a manner that does not block a road or gate or prevent access to a portion of the area. Unless otherwise authorized by the department, mechanized vehicles (excluding wheelchairs) are permitted only on maintained roads open to public use. It is unlawful to cut trees or fences, dump trash or litter, or damage any property or habitat in any fashion.
  8. Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.
  9. Hunters shall not enter or hunt in areas that have been designated closed by signs.
  10. A person shall not discharge a firearm within 100 yards of a residence or occupied building located on or off the area.
  11. A person shall not distribute or place bait, hunt over bait or otherwise participate in baiting wildlife on a WMA.
  12. A group of ten (10) or more people who gather for any event or organized activity on a WMA shall apply to Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at least 30 days before the date of the event. Groups shall apply on a form provided by the department. The department shall retain the authority to deny events, or otherwise restrict, institute additional requirements for, or direct the rescheduling of, any event to avoid user conflicts or for other plausible reasons. Permit requests for events that do not meet WMA user guidelines shall be denied, and events may be canceled in progress if participants fail to comply with user guidelines or create hazards or disruption for others.
  13. Horseback riding is permitted on some WMAs during certain times of the year and under certain restrictions. Unless hunting, horses shall only be ridden on designated horse riding trails or a maintained public road open to vehicular traffic. Horses may not be ridden on WMAs during firearms seasons for turkey, deer, bear or elk unless participating or assisting in a legal elk hunt.
  14. On all WMAs, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area and Daniel Boone National Forest, a person shall not use a nail, spike, screw-in device, wire, or tree climber for attaching a tree stand or climbing a tree. A portable stand or climbing device that does not injure a tree may be used. Stands must be marked with the hunter’s name and address, placed no more than two (2) weeks before the opening of the season and removed within one (1) week following the last day of each hunting period. A person shall not use an existing permanent tree stand.
  15. Whenever gun deer hunting is allowed on a wildlife management area, state park or Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, a person who will be hunting from inside a ground blind must first attach a hat or vest made of solid, unbroken hunter orange material to the blind so it is visible from all sides. Hunter orange clothing requirements still apply for anyone inside the blind.
  16. Hunters are not required to wear hunter orange clothing or display hunter orange on ground blinds during a firearms season on a state owned or managed WMA where firearms hunting for deer, elk or bear is prohibited.
  17. For information about migratory bird and waterfowl hunting on public lands, please visit our hunting page.

MOBILITY-IMPAIRED HUNTER ACCESS TO WMAs

Kentucky Fish and Wildlife offers special exceptions to hunting and fishing regulations for persons who are mobility-impaired and want to hunt and fish on select WMAs. (Eligibility requirements appear in the Quota Hunts section.) Persons interested in applying for a Mobility-Impaired Access Permit should contact the department for an application or print one here.

Applicants for a Mobility-Impaired Access Permit shall fill out the required information on the application and obtain the attestation and signature from a licensed physician describing the mobility impairment.

A mobility-impaired individual shall have a completed Mobility-Impaired Access Permit application on his or her person at all times while participating in such activities, along with the appropriate hunting licenses and permits.

Mobility-impaired access areas have been designated on portions of the following WMAs: Barren River, Fishtrap Lake, Green River Lake, Griffith Woods, Kentucky River, Lake Cumberland, Mill Creek, Miller Welch-Central Kentucky, Mullins, Peabody (Sinclair Unit), Redbird, Taylorsville Lake, West Kentucky, Yatesville Lake and Yellowbank WMAs.

The Mobility-Impaired Access Permit allows the following activities by a mobility-impaired individual:

  • Discharge of a firearm or other legal hunting device from a motor vehicle when the vehicle is motionless and has its engine turned off. The motor vehicle shall be used as a place to wait or watch for game and shall not be used to chase, pursue, or drive game.
  • May operate electric wheelchairs, ATVs, and other passenger vehicles on or off gated, ungated or open-gated roads otherwise closed to vehicular traffic, but only on designated tracts of designated WMAs.
  • Roads may be accessed March 1 through the third Friday in August.
  • Tracts designated as mobility-impaired access areas shall be posted with signs.
  • Vehicular access shall not be permitted on fields, openings, roads, paths, or trails planted with annual grains or agricultural crops.
  • It shall be permissible to access areas which are not roads the third Saturday of August until the end of February.
  • ATV users shall adhere to manufacturer recommendations including wearing a helmet, wearing safety glasses, and restricting riding to one (1) person, while using ATVs on WMAs.

A person with a Mobility-Impaired Access Permit may designate one (1) qualified assistant. The assistant may:

  • Track and dispatch a wounded animal, retrieve an animal, or render other assistance in accordance with all other Kentucky Fish and Wildlife and WMA laws and regulations.

A qualified assistant shall not:

  • Operate his or her own ATV; or hunt or shoot from an ATV.

STATE PARK AND OTHER OPEN DEER HUNTS

Open deer hunts are offered on the following state parks on the following dates. Contact the host state park for complete details, including the number of available slots, equipment restrictions, bag limits and check-in and check-out procedures.

  • Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park (859-289-5507): Archery and crossbow only starting the first Thursday in November for four consecutive days; Modern gun starting the first Saturday in January for two consecutive days.
  • Carter Caves State Resort Park (606-286-4411): Antlerless deer only, starting the first Monday in December for seven consecutive days.
  • Yatesville Lake State Park and Lawrence County Recreation Area (606-673-1492): Starting the second Monday of December for three consecutive days.

Other open deer hunts

  • Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (1,415 acres, Floyd County, 1-800-325-0142): Open the first Saturday of January for two consecutive days, limit two deer, only one of which may be antlered. Limited to the first 15 mobility-impaired hunters who check in at the park Ranger’s Station on the day before the hunt. Hunters must meet the mobility-impaired eligibility requirements. (Mobility-Impaired Access Permit required at check-in.) Hunters must also check in and out on hunt days, and must telecheck deer taken. Hunters may be accompanied by another person, but that person will not be permitted to hunt.
  • An open youth hunt is held at Grayson Lake WMA on the first Saturday in November for two consecutive days and is limited to youths ages 15 and under.


PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS
QUICK REFERENCE

The charts in this section should be used as a quick reference only. WMAs and other public lands may be open to hunting and trapping during statewide seasons or have different dates and regulations, as determined by the managing agency. Go here for all the details on these public lands. Also note that some of these public lands may have areas that are off-limits to hunting or trapping, as noted by signs, and that units within these areas may have different season dates or regulations.


EXCEPTIONS:

  1. Open under statewide archery/crossbow seasons through Oct. 14 only.
  2. Open Aug. 18 - Oct. 14, 2018.
  3. Open during the youth-only gun season; closed for free youth weekend.
  4. Open for October muzzleloader season only.
  5. Any weapon other than a modern gun that is legal to take deer may be used during the modern gun season.
  6. December 1-31; daily limit 2.
  7. Open shotgun/muzzleloader deer hunt from Jan. 19-21, 2019; Limited to 140 hunters; Check in and check out required.
  8. Open only for youth-mentor quota hunt on “A” tracts. Closed for all other youth firearm seasons.
  9. Tracts 1, 4, 5 and “A” tracts open Jan. 1-10 except if harvest limits are reached before Jan. 10; Tracts 2, 3, 6 and 7 open with statewide seasons and close Dec. 31.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS:

  • Ballard WMA: The main unit is closed to unauthorized public access Oct. 15 - Mar. 15; The area west of Hwy 473 within the two-mile driving loop is closed to all hunting as marked by signs; The 400-acre tract located south of Sallie Crice/Terrell Landing Road is open under statewide regulations for hunting and trapping seasons.
  • Boatwright WMA: Olmsted, Peal and all other units open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons, except some portions may be closed to public access as marked by signs.
  • Coil Estate WMA: Eastern portion open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons; Western portion closed to all hunting and trapping as marked by signs.
  • Doug Travis WMA: Some areas closed to public access as marked by signs Nov. 1 - Mar. 15.
  • Lake Barkley WMA: North Refuge is closed Nov. 1 - Feb. 15; Duck Island Refuge is closed Oct. 15 - Mar. 15, with the exception of early muzzleloader deer season; All non-refuge tracts open under statewide regulations.
  • Ohio River Islands WMA: Remainder of WMA (Pryor, Rondeau and Sisters islands) open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.
  • West Kentucky WMA: Check-in required before entering any area marked with an “A”; A hunter shall not take an antlered deer with an outside antler spread less than 15 inches at any time on any part of this WMA; Only shotguns may be used for small game or furbearer hunting; Hunters may not use centerfire rifles or handguns to take deer.

NOTE: Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.


EXCEPTIONS:

  1. Rabbit and quail hunting seasons open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31; Closed at Yellowbank WMA during pheasant quota hunts.
  2. On the Peninsula Unit, including Narrows, Goose and Grass islands, hunters may use a muzzleloading shotgun or crossbow during the fall firearm season and may use a crossbow during the fall archery season.
  3. During quota hunts, all deer hunting seasons on this WMA are closed, except to drawn hunters. Archery/Crossbow quota hunt from the Monday following the October youth-only weekend through Nov. 30, except when closed during the quota hunt that starts the first Saturday in November.
  4. Rabbit and quail hunting seasons open Nov. 12 - Dec. 31.
  5. Wild turkeys may not be harvested with a firearm (archery/crossbow only).
  6. Open Dec. 1-31, except during deer quota hunts.
  7. Open under statewide regulations for 10 consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.
  8. On the Sinclair Unit, quail hunting allowed between 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays; On the Ken Unit, quail hunting allowed between 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays. On either unit, the daily bag limit for quail is four.
  9. On the Sauerheber Unit, the archery, crossbow, muzzleloader and youth firearm deer seasons open under statewide regulations through Oct. 31; Crenshaw and Duncan II tracts open under statewide regulations through the end of modern gun season and waterfowl hunting Nov. 1 - Mar. 15. The remainder of the unit is closed to all public access Nov. 1-Mar. 15, as designated by signs.
  10. Open Aug. 18 - Oct. 31, 2018.
  11. Open for December muzzleloader season only.
  12. Pheasant quota hunts, either sex, limit two, Dec. 7, 8 and 9; Open Dec. 10 only to drawn pheasant quota hunters, either sex, limit three; Open Dec. 11 - Dec. 31, either sex, daily limit three.
  13. Open only in bear zone.

OTHER RESTRICTIONS:

  • Barren River Lake WMA: On the Peninsula Unit, including Narrows, Goose and Grass islands, hunters shall not use a modern firearm to take game.
  • Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area: User permit required. A person shall not enter the area during the deer quota hunt without a valid quota hunt confirmation. All small game and turkey seasons closed during the quota deer hunt. Hunters may not use rifles, or ball or slug ammunition to take furbearers and may not use a rimfire gun to take small game unless participating in a deer quota hunt. Trapping season open Jan. 1 through the last day in February.
  • Peabody WMA: Any person ages 16 and older entering the area must obtain and carry a Peabody WMA user permit. Individual permits may be obtained through any license vendor. An event permit is available from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife to any organization to use the area for any allowable activity. Permits are non-transferable. Rabbit and quail hunters on the Sinclair and Ken units must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department-provided vehicle hang-tag in a vehicle. Hang-tags available in advance through the department’s website .
  • Sloughs WMA: Ash Flats, Grassy Pond, Powells Lake, Jenny Hole, Highland Creek, and Cape Hills units are open for all hunting and trapping seasons.
  • NOTE: Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.


    EXCEPTIONS:

    1. Open for December muzzleloader season only.
    2. Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.
    3. Open archery hunt, either sex, Monday through Thursday only, from the first Saturday in September through Dec. 17 and daily from Dec. 18 through the third Monday in January; Open crossbow hunt, either sex, Monday through Thursday only, Oct. 1 through third full weekend of October and the second Saturday in November through Dec. 17, and daily from Dec. 18-31; Closed during scheduled field trials as posted on bulletin board at WMA office.
    4. Open for furbearer trapping; Closed for furbearer hunting.
    5. Check-in, check-out required at John A. Kleber WMA office.

    OTHER RESTRICTIONS:

    Maps

    Click the "Maps" tab and choose "Game Maps" or click here.

    • Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA: Unleashed dogs are prohibited April 1 until the third Saturday in August, except during department authorized field trials and the spring squirrel season.
    • Miller Welch-Central Kentucky WMA: Unleashed dogs are prohibited April 1 until the third Saturday in August, except during department-authorized field trials and the spring squirrel season. At other times of the year, unleashed dogs are permitted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
    • Veterans Memorial WMA: Access within the WMA may be restricted due to construction.

    NOTE: Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.

    Public shooting Ranges

    are available on Curtis Gates Lloyd WMA, Higginson-Henry WMA, John A. Kleber WMA, Jones-Kenney WMA, Miller Welch-Central Kentucky WMA, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Peabody WMA, Taylorsville Lake WMA and West Kentucky WMA. The ranges are self-serve and all users must comply with the rules posted by sign. Shooting ranges are closed on Mondays and during deer quota hunts at applicable WMAs. Ranges can be reserved for special events by contacting the WMA manager 30 days in advance of the event. For more information, visit www.arcgis.com and type "Kentucky Shooting Ranges on Public Hunting Areas" in the search box. Public shooting ranges also are available on Daniel Boone National Forest. Details are available online at www.fs.usda.gov/dbnf by clicking on "Recreation" and then "Other Activities."



    EXCEPTIONS

    1. Portions marked "All Hunting" are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked "Archery Quota Hunt" are open to archery only deer quota hunts during the statewide season. See “Other Restrictions” on this page.
    2. Portions marked “All Hunting” are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked "Deer and Turkey Quota Hunt" are open during quota hunts for deer and turkey during the statewide seasons for each species. See “Other Restrictions” on this page.
    3. Portions marked “All Hunting” are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked “Archery Deer Quota hunt”, Deer and Turkey Quota Hunt”, or “No Hunting” are closed.
    4. Quota elk hunters can sign up to hunt this property through the Voucher Cooperator online system. Portions of property are within the boundaries of the Levisa Fork Limited Entry Area (LEA) and closed for elk hunting.
    5. Archery hunting prohibited during the quota fox hunting field trials.
    6. Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except closed Nov. 3-4 for the deer quota hunt and Dec. 7-10 for the pheasant quota hunt.
    7. Open until 3 p.m. (local time) on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except when closed during the deer quota hunt and pheasant quota hunts. Daily bag limit is four quail and two grouse.
    8. Pheasant quota hunts, either sex, limit two, Dec. 7, 8 and 9; Open Dec. 10, only to drawn pheasant quota hunters, either sex, limit three; Open Dec. 11- 31, either sex, daily limit three.
    9. The Upper and Lower Units of the management area are closed to public use Sept. 5-8 and Sept. 26-29, except for those registered to participate in quota fox hunting field trials on those days.
    10. Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.
    11. Open Oct. 1 - Dec. 31.
    12. Crossbows legal during entire archery season, except closed during the November open youth hunt.
    13. Youth gun seasons open. An open youth hunt is held on the first Saturday in November for two consecutive days and is limited to youths ages 15 and under. Check in and check out required. Limit of two deer, only one of which may be antlered. Closed to all other hunting during the two-day event.
    14. Firearms prohibited for deer and elk hunting on three areas near the dam: 1) the area extending eastward from the drainage of Glade Branch, along the north edge of the lake, to the No Hunting Area surrounding Rocky Knob Recreation Area and enclosing all property from the WMA boundary downslope to the lake edge, and 2) the islands visible from the state park boat ramp at the end of Ky 2275, and 3) the area extending eastward along the southern edge of the lake from the drainage of Shoal Branch to the No Hunting Area surrounding the dam and ranger station, and extending downslope to the edge of the lake.
    15. Hunters cannot use a modern gun or in-line muzzleloading gun. Hunters shall use only open or iron sights on any weapon.
    16. CenterFire rifles and handguns may not be used to take deer.
    17. Open under statewide regulations for 10 consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.
    18. Firearms are prohibited for deer, bear, and elk hunting on two areas near the dam: 1) on the east side of the dam, the area extending southward from the dam to old Shoreline Campground No. 1, and 2) on the west side of the dam, the area extending westward from the dam along Ky 302 to Terry Boat Ramp.
    19. Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.
    20. Hunters may use a crossbow during the archery season but shall use only open or iron sights on any weapon.
    21. Open for October muzzleloader season only.
    22. Hunters shall not use any type of breech-loading firearm.
    23. Open for December muzzleloader season only.
    24. For elk hunting specifics, refer to Martin County, Bevin’s Branch, Floyd- Knott, Breathitt County, Bledsoe and Wallin’s Creek tract descriptions online.
    25. Open only in bear zone.

    OTHER RESTRICTIONS

    • Cambrian Coal Hunting Access Area: Hunters interested in the archery deer quota hunt and deer/turkey quota hunt can apply by calling (606) 639-7221. Hunters must complete a liability waiver, which is available online at fw.ky.gov. No ATVs, camping, horseback riding or rock climbing is allowed on the area. The use of a hunting guide to assist hunters during a hunt also is prohibited.
    • Clay WMA: Area closed to all hunting except archery deer hunting and the quota pheasant hunt for four consecutive days starting on the first Friday in December. Rabbit, quail and grouse hunters must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department-provided vehicle hang-tag in a vehicle. Hang-tags available in advance through the departments website. Portions of this WMA in Fleming and Bath counties are Zone 3 for bear.
    • Czar Hunting Access: This hunting access area includes three tracts - Beech Fork, Czar and Bow. Special landowner area requirements and restrictions apply. Email mintha@czarky.net for further requirements before accessing the area.
    • Grayson Lake WMA: Some portions of the WMA are closed to all hunting or have special weapons restrictions. Go here for details.
    • South Shore WMA: Closed to all hunting and public access November 15 - January 15, except open for waterfowl and dove hunting when statewide seasons are open.
    • Elk Horn Coal Hunting Access: Camping, ATV use, horseback riding, baiting, livestock production and the use of screw-in steps or tree stands that have screws and spikes, which may injure trees, are mot permitted on the property.
    • RH Group Hunting Access: This property falls within the boundaries of the Tug Fork LEA, a portion of the Levisa Fork LEA and the AT-Large Area. Commercial guiding, camping, ATV use, horseback riding, fishing, night hunting, baiting, livestock production and the use of screw-in steps or tree stands that have screws and spikes whick may injure trees are not permitted on the property.

    NOTE: Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.


    EXCEPTIONS

    1. Open Nov. 1 - Dec. 31.
    2. Open Oct. 1 - Dec. 31.
    3. Open under statewide regulations for two consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.
    4. Open for December muzzleloader season only.
    5. Pheasant quota hunts, either sex, limit two, Nov. 16, 17, 18; Open Nov. 19, only to drawn pheasant quota hunters, either sex, limit three; Open Nov. 20 – Dec. 31, either sex, daily limit three.
    6. Furbearer trapping open with permission; Closed for furbearer hunting.
    7. Open from Sept. 1 through the last day of February.
    8. Archery and crossbow only.
    9. Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.
    10. McCreary County portion closed.
    11. Portions marked "All Hunting" are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked "Archery Quota Hunt" are open to archery only deer quota hunts during the statewide season. See “Other Restrictions” on this page.
    12. Portions marked “All Hunting” are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked "Deer and Turkey Quota Hunt" are open during quota hunts for deer and turkey during the statewide seasons for each species. See “Other Restrictions” on this page.
    13. Portions marked “All Hunting” are open under statewide regulations. Areas marked “Archery Deer Quota Hunt”, Deer and Turkey Quota Hunt”, or “No Hunting” are closed.
    14. Quota elk hunters can sign up to hunt this property through the Voucher Cooperator online system. Portions of property are within the boundaries of the Levisa Fork Limited Entry Area (LEA) and closed for elk hunting.
    15. Open until 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except when closed during the modern gun deer season. Daily bag limit is four quail and two grouse.

    OTHER RESTRICTIONS

    • Big South Fork NRRA: Open for wild pigs from the first Saturday in September through the end of February, but a Big South Fork hog hunting permit is required at times. Call for specific dates and details. Permits may be purchased at park visitor centers or online at www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/hunting.htm .
    • Cambrian Coal Hunting Access Area: Hunters interested in the archery deer quota hunt and deer/turkey quota hunt can apply by calling (606) 639-7221. All hunters must complete a liability waiver – available online at fw.ky.gov – before hunting on this area. No ATV’s, camping, horseback riding, or rock climbing is allowed. The use of a hunting guide to assist hunters during a hunt also is prohibited.
    • Green River Lake WMA: Area closed to all hunting except archery deer hunting and the quota pheasant hunt for four consecutive days starting on the third Friday in November.
    • Hidden Valley Training Area: Area closes periodically for training exercises. Call (606) 878-9595 for more information about training dates.
    • Robinson Forest WMA: The main block of this area is closed to all hunting. The remainder of this WMA is open under statewide requirements.
    • Rockcastle River WMA: Rabbit, quail and grouse hunters must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department-provided vehicle hang-tag in a vehicle. Hangtags available in advance through the department’s website.
    • Elk Horn Coal Hunting Access: Camping, ATV use, horseback riding, baiting, livestock production and the use of screw-in steps or tree stands that have screws and spikes, which may injure trees, are mot permitted on the property.
    • RH Group Hunting Access: This property falls within the boundaries of the Tug Fork LEA, a portion of the Levisa Fork LEA and the AT-Large Area. Commercial guiding, camping, ATV use, horseback riding, fishing, night hunting, baiting, livestock production and the use of screw-in steps or tree stands that have screws and spikes whick may injure trees are not permitted on the property.

    NOTE: Before trapping on a WMA or Outdoor Recreation Area, a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Public Area Trapping Registration Form must be completed.

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