WMA Overview

Size: 7731 acres
Location: Bath & Menifee
Contact: (606) 784-6428; Winchester Forestry office (859) 745-3100
Elevation: minimum 744 feet, maximum 1315 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 38.0438, Longitude W -83.5720
Area Habitat: open land 4.42%, forest 95.50%, wetland 0.01%, open water 0.01%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons following these equipment restrictions:

Coyotes: Coyote hunting is restricted to daylight hours only. Hunters shall not use any type of breech-loading firearm.

A crossbow may be used during the entire archery season. Hunters shall not use a modern firearm or in-line muzzleloading gun. Hunters shall use only open or iron sights on any weapon.

Furbearer - hunting: Hunters shall not use any type of breech-loading firearm.

Grouse, Quail, Rabbit & Squirrel:
 Hunters shall not use any type of breech-loading firearm.

Turkey (Fall): Hunters may use a crossbow during the archery season.

Turkey (Spring): A person shall not use a breech-loading firearm or a scope or optical enhancement.

Hunters may use breech or muzzle-loading shotguns for duck hunting along the Cave Run Lake shoreline bordering the area. Hunters may use muzzle-loading shotguns (or archery equipment) elsewhere on the area.

Directions & Description

Located approximately 10 miles south of Morehead, KY. Salt Lick, KY located on US-60 can be accessed via I-64 exits 123 and 133. Road access within the WMA is provided by the Zilpo Scenic Byway (FR 918) north of FR 129, Buck Creek RD (FR 918A) that loops around to meet Zilpo Scenic Byway and Leatherwood RD (FR 129). Some gated side roads may be opened for seasonal hunts. The WMA is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cave Run Lake. It is almost completely forested with scattered openings. Terrain is rough with some gently sloping areas on ridge tops and creek valleys. Hiking trails are available.

The U.S. Forest Service managed Zilpo Campground is adjacent to the WMA and provides access to Cave Run Lake. The Cumberland Ranger District Visitor Center is located north of the WMA near Cave Run Lake Dam on KY 801. Hunting limited to longbow, crossbow and muzzle-loading firearms only. For hunting information contact Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources; additional information available from U.S. Forest Service, 1700 Bypass Road, Winchester, KY 40391.

Owned by U.S. Forest Service.