Asher Hunting Access Area

WMA Overview

Size: 13116 acres
Location: Bell and Harlan
Contact: Wes Hodges (606) 654-2533
Elevation: minimum 1200 feet, maximum 3360 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.8967, Longitude W -83.5772
Area Habitat: open land 21.00%, forest 79.00%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.14%.

Regulations

Area is open to hunting for statewide regulations and rules and regulations in effect for the county.

Exceptions

Bear: Harlan Zone and Bell Zone. See the Black Bear Hunting page on this website for more details.

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



Directions & Description

To the Western Tract:From US 25E/HWY 66 in Pineville, travel 1.5 miles east on HWY 66, and turn right (east) onto HWY 221. Travel 9.2 miles and turn left (north) onto HWY 2011. Go 5.7 miles and turn left at the top of the hill. The western side of the area may also be reached from HWY 66, 13 miles northeast from Pineville. To the Eastern Tracts: Four miles east of Harlan on both sides of state road 38. The southern tract is also accessible off state road 2074.

Area is open to hunting for statewide regulations and rules and regulations in effect for the county. Habitat consists primarily of reclaimed surface-mined and forested land. Foot travel only off of area mine roads or behind locked gates. Off-limit areas are indicated on the map.

Owned by Asher Land and Mineral, LLLP. The western tract is located within Elk Hunting Unit 2. The eastern tracts are locations within Elk Hunting Unit 3.. Please refer to the elk portion of our website.