WMA Overview

Size: 8979 acres
Location: Nicholas, Fleming, Bath
Contact: (859) 289-8564
Elevation: minimum 597 feet, maximum 959 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.3411, Longitude W -83.9195
Area Habitat: open land 16.52%, forest 82.66%, wetland 0.36%, open water 0.51%.


Open under statewide regulations for all squirrel, turkey and furbearer seasons.


Pheasant quota hunt area closedfor four consecutive days starting the first Friday in December to all huntingexcept archery deer hunting, muzzleloader deer hunting (when in season) and thequota pheasant hunt. 

Rabbit, quail and grouse hunters must check in and check out at a self-service kiosk and clearly display a department-provided hang-tag in a vehicle. hang tags available in advance through this website.

Bear: Zone 3 (Bath and Fleming county portions). See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Deer: On the main tract, the archery, crossbow, muzzleloader, and youth firearm seasons are open under statewide regulations, except archery hunting is closed during quota fox hunting field trials. The remainder of the WMA is open under statewide regulations for the archery, crossbow, muzzleloader and youth seasons, except during the quota deer hunt. Quota deer hunt, two consecutive days starting the first Saturday in November, limit four, only one of which may be antlered. Hunters awarded one preference point for each female deer harvested, up to four.

Grouse & Quail: Open until 3 p.m. (local time) on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, exceptwhen closed during the deer quota hunt and closed within the pheasant quotahunt area during the pheasant quota hunts.

Pheasant: Areas designated for pheasant quota hunts are closed to small game hunting during pheasant quota hunts.

Rabbit: Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, except closed for the deer quota hunt andclosed within the pheasant quota hunt area during the pheasant quota hunts.

and closed within the pheasantquota hunt area during the pheasant quota hunts.

Directions & Description

Located approximately eight miles northeast of Carlisle, KY. From Carlisle take KY 32 north and turn right on KY 57, Cassidy Creek RD. There are two entrances, watch for area signs.

Terrain is steep to rolling. Several boat ramps provide access to the Licking River. Horseback riding trails on main Nicholas County tract only.

Upland Bird and Rabbit Hunters MUST check in/out at Kiosks using HangTag (last page of map document)

This WMA is closed to the public during quota fox hunting field trials. Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, portions purchased with funds from the Heritage Lands Conservation Fund.