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 19.53%, forest 80.40%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.05%.


Turkey: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Squirrel: Open under statewide regulations during the spring season.

Coyote: Open under statewide regulations.

Groundhog: Open under statewide regulations.

Bullfrog: Open under statewide regulations.

Turtles: Open under statewide regulations.

Season dates and public shooting range are closed during fall deer quota hunts.

Fall Hunting dates/regulations are currently pending. 

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.