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: 850 acres
Location: Pulaski
Contact: (606) 878-9595
Elevation: minimum 760 feet, maximum 1240 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.1069, Longitude W -84.4097
Area Habitat: open land 6.35%, forest 93.41%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.00%.

Regulations

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Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

Directions & Description

This WMA, located in eastern Pulaski County, consists of mostly forested habitat with moderately steep terrain. It offers opportunity for deer, turkey and squirrel hunting. Anglers will enjoy access to one mile of some of the highest stream quality in the state. Long, deep pools punctuated by riffles define Buck Creek. Fishing access is primarily by canoe, kayak, cata-raft or small johnboat. Those willing to hike may access Buck Creek by foot for wade fishing.

To access the area, travel approximately 10 miles east from Somerset on HWY 80 to KY 1003. Turn south on KY 1003 and travel approximately 7 miles, then left on Pea Ridge RD approximately 0.6 miles to the parking area on the left. There are no internal public roads and travel within the area is by foot traffic only. No camping, horseback riding, or ATVs are permitted on the area.

Buck Creek WMA is the property of the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources.