WMA Overview

Size: 5446 acres
Location: Union
Contact: (270) 389-3580
Elevation: minimum 396 feet, maximum 675 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.6280, Longitude W -87.8286
Area Habitat: open land 15.52%, forest 82.63%, wetland 0.51%, open water 1.34%.


Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, furbearer and fall archery/crossbow turkey seasons.


Deer: Open under statewide regulations for the archery, crossbow and youth firearm seasons; however, during quota hunts, all deer hunting seasons on this WMA are closed, except to drawn hunters. Archery/crossbow-only quota hunt from the third Monday in October through Nov. 30, except when closed during the two-day quota hunt that starts the first Saturday in November.

Quail & Rabbit: Open from the third day of modern gun deer season through Dec. 31.

Turkey (Fall): Turkeys may not be harvested with a firearm (archery/crossbow only).

Turkey (Spring): Open for the youth-only and general spring turkey seasons, but turkey hunters may only use archery equipment.

Directions & Description

Two miles east of Morganfield on KY 56. Rolling hills with hardwood patches, numerous small clearings, and wildlife plantings. Migratory waterfowl, some shore birds on the moist soil units, has good rabbit and quail hunting. The area has an outdoor learning center with moist soil units, interpretive hiking trails and various wildlife habitat vegetative plantings for view. There are 23 miles of hiking only trails. Hiking and horseback riding are available on internal public roads and on 9 miles of designated trails. An 80-acre lake with several improvements for bank fishing access. launching ramp, 2 smaller lakes, picnic areas. Camping on designated sites only.

Shooting range (for single projectile firearms only; no shotshells or pistols allowed) open Monday-Saturday 9:00 AM-sunset & Sundays noon-sunset. Check online calendar or call Area office for closures or events.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.