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.

WMA Overview

Size: 17753 acres
Location: McCreary & Pulaski
Contact: (606) 376-8083
Elevation: minimum 721 feet, maximum 1438 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8889, Longitude W -84.4940
Area Habitat: open land 7.32%, forest 92.55%, wetland 0.01%, open water 0.12%.


Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer and turkey seasons, except these seasons are closed during deer quota hunt.

Other Exceptions

Bear: Due to a proposed regulation change, please check back later for possible new information about bear hunting on this area, or call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549.

Coyote: No night hunting for coyotes.

Deer: Quota Hunt, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November. Antlered deer only. Limit one during quota hunt.

Archery and crossbow seasons open under statewide regulations, except closed during deer quota hunt. A recommendation to open this area to the youth gun seasons is pending final legislative approval. Please check back later, or call Kentucky Fish and Wildlife at 1-800-858-1549.

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

Grouse: Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, except closed during deer quota hunt.

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

Directions & Description

One mile north of Greenwood off US 27 to Bauer RD. Gravel road through center, several ridge and valley dirt trails within area.

Steep, mountainous terrain in mixed hardwoods, approximately 150 acres of open fields. Opportunities for trout fishing and sightseeing.

WMA is within Daniel Boone National Forest. Beaver Creek Wilderness Area (4,877 acres) is within WMA, no motorized or mechanized equipment is allowed within the designated wilderness area. No developed facilities.

For camping, check with owner. Owned by U.S. Forest Service.