WMA Overview

Size: 3643 acres
Location: Henry & Owen
Contact: (502) 535-6335
Elevation: minimum 438 feet, maximum 891 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.4091, Longitude W -84.8951
Area Habitat: open land 20.64%, forest 75.84%, wetland 0.71%, open water 2.66%.


Open under county and statewide regulations, except:
  • Muzzleloader deer season: open for Dec. muzzleloader season only.
  • Modern Gun deer season: quota hunt only, Nov. 6-7. Check-in, check-out required at John A. Kleber WMA office.

Directions & Description

Primary access via US-127 near Monterey, KY. One mile west of Gest (near Lock 3) on HWY 561, ½ mile north of Gest; 1 mile south of Gratz on Brown’s Bottom RD; 4 miles south of Gratz on KY 355.

River flood plain and associated uplands, old fields and oak-hickory forest. Mobility impaired access to permit holders in designated area: Welch Tract - Hardin Bottoms.

Owned by Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, portions purchased with funds from the Heritage Lands Conservation Fund.