Taylorsville Lake WMA

WMA Overview

Size: 9417 acres
Location: Spencer, Anderson & Nelson
Contact: (502) 477-9024; COE office (502) 477-8882
Elevation: minimum 479 feet, maximum 804 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.0155, Longitude W -85.2257
Area Habitat: open land 3.18%, forest 93.93%, wetland 0.41%, open water 2.48%.

Regulations

Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, turkey and furbearer seasons, except those seasons and the public shooting range are closed during deer quota hunts.

Other Exceptions

Quail & Rabbit: Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except closed during deer quota hunts.

Deer: Open under statewide regulations for the archery, crossbow, December muzzleloader and youth gun seasons, except closed during quota hunts. Quota Hunts, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November and two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in December. Mobility-Impaired quota hunts, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November and two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in December.

Waterfowl
Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to 2 p.m. Hunters may not enter the area until 4 a.m. Hunters may hunt waterfowl from temporary blinds on a first-come basis.

Directions & Description

WMA consists of shoreline surrounding Taylorsville Lake. Access off KY 44 and KY 248 east of Taylorsville and by the lake (6 boat ramps on lake). Hilly to gently sloping woodland terrain with open ridge tops. Flat Salt River bottoms, steep hillsides.

  • Wildlife viewing area in nearby State Park.
  • Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area.
  • Waterfowl hunting hours are ½ hour before sunrise until 2 PM daily on the entire WMA (including on the lake) from November 1 through February.
  • Shooting range on Briar Ridge RD (for single projectile firearms only; no shotshells or pistols allowed) Closed Monday, open Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 AM-sunset & Sundays noon-sunset. Check online calendar (see http://app.fw.ky.gov/Calendar/ and select Other) or pistols for closures or events.

    Owned by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers