WMA Overview

Size: 1358 acres
Location: Bell
Contact: (606) 654-2533
Elevation: minimum 1280 feet, maximum 2400 feet.
Entrance GPS coordinates: Latitude N 36.6970, Longitude W -83.7004
Area Habitat: open land 3.61%, forest 96.10%, wetland 0.00%, open water 0.15%.


Open under statewide regulations for all hunting and trapping seasons.

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

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

Directions & Description

From Pineville, KY in Bell County take US 25E south approximately 4.5 miles to CR-1149 (Ferndale Acres RD) and turn right (west). WMA entrance approximately ½ mile from US 25E.

From Middlesboro, take 25E north to CR-1149 (Ferndale Acres RD) and turn left toward WMA entrance. Access to Cannon Creek Lake from 25E, turn onto Rice RD.

Area consists of forestland and reclaimed mined land with steep to rugged topography. Good to moderate populations of squirrel, rabbits, grouse, deer, turkey and songbirds exist on the area.

Fortner-Davis WMA is privately owned.