WMA Overview

Size: 24014 acres
Location: Clay & Leslie
Contact: (606) 877-8409
Elevation: minimum 842 feet, maximum 1881 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 37.1031, Longitude W -83.5341
Area Habitat: open land 4.67%, forest 95.25%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.09%.


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


Bear: East Zone 2. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

Coyotes may be hunted during daylight hours only.

Open under statewide regulations for archery, crossbow and youth gun seasons. The modern gun season is open under statewide regulations for two consecutive days starting the second Saturday in November.

Elk: Portions open during quota elk hunts to persons who possess the appropriate elk hunting permit.

Directions & Description

Located 7 miles west of Hyden, KY off US-421. Hilly to steep with gentle slopes in bottomlands and on ridge tops. Mostly forested with approximately 100 acres of openings and 25 miles of improved hiking trails. No developed facilities. Mobility impaired access to permit holders on designated area, which is currently the Redbird Crest Trail. For camping check with owner.

Within Daniel Boone National Forest. Owned by U.S. Forest Service.