Spring turkey and spring squirrel hunting seasons are open under statewide regulations on most wildlife management areas (WMAs) owned, leased or managed by Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. However, special regulations are in effect on Barren River Lake WMA, Higginson-Henry WMA, Livingston County WMA, Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, Peabody WMA, Pioneer Weapons WMA, Robinson Forest WMA and West Kentucky WMA. Please consult the Kentucky Spring Hunting Guide for more details about these WMAs and federal lands.

Hensley-Pine Mountain WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 4848 acres
Location: Letcher
Contact: (606) 269-8164
Elevation: minimum 1517 feet, maximum 2863 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.0165, Longitude W -82.9373
Area Habitat: open land 6.93%, forest 92.88%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.06%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons, except closed to bear hunting.

Elk: Open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.

Directions & Description

From Whitesburg travel US 119 south 5 miles to Little Shepherd Trail (CR-1087). Mountainous and steep, with narrow ridges and numerous rock outcroppings. Entirely forested in mixed hardwoods. Sightseeing, hiking on Little Shepherd Trail. There is no horse trailer parking available on the WMA.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.