WMA Overview

Size: 4245 acres
Location: Owen & Franklin
Contact: (502) 535-6335
Elevation: minimum 620 feet, maximum 920 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.3583, Longitude W -84.7846
Area Habitat: open land 17.01%, forest 82.99%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.05%.


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

Other Exceptions

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

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

Directions & Description

On KY 368 (Cedar Creek RD) between US 127 and KY 227. Steep hillsides, narrow ridge tops and floodplains with a combination of woods, brush and grasslands. Fishing in small pond. Site of annual Christmas Bird Count by Frankfort Audubon Society.

Tube shooting range (for single projectile firearms only; no shotshells or pistols allowed) and Pistol Pit open Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 AM-sunset & Sundays noon-sunset. Closed Mondays. Check online calendar or call Area office for closures or events.

House Tract -Mostly forested area consisting of mixed hardwoods and interspersed cedar stands with some open early successional ridge fields and creek bottoms along Gills Branch. Terrain is rolling to steep wooded hillsides. Excellent deer and turkey hunting opportunities and plenty of oak/hickory for plenty of enjoyable squirrel hunting. The House tract has two parking areas off Highway 127 north of Frankfort just past the Franklin-Owen line

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.