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.

Asher Hunting Access Area

WMA Overview

Size: 8198 acres
Location: Bell
Contact: (606) 269-8164
Elevation: minimum 1200 feet, maximum 2280 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8967, Longitude W -83.5772
Area Habitat: open land 30.21%, forest 69.57%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.22%.


Area is open to hunting for statewide regulations and rules and regulations in effect for the county


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.

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

Directions & Description

From US 25E/HWY 66 in Pineville, travel 1.5 miles east on HWY 66, and turn right (east) onto HWY 221. Travel 9.2 miles and turn left (north) onto HWY 2011. Go 5.7 miles and turn left at the top of the hill. The western side of the area may also be reached from HWY 66, 13 miles northeast from Pineville.

Area is open to hunting for statewide regulations and rules and regulations in effect for the county. Habitat consists primarily of reclaimed surface-mined and forested land. Foot travel only off of area mine roads or behind locked gates. Off-limit areas are indicated on the map.

Owned by Asher Land and Mineral, LLLP. This area is within a Limited Entry Area for elk hunting. Please refer to the elk portion of our website.