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Hunting in Kentucky: Top Spots for Hunting in the Bluegrass State

By    |   Monday, 25 May 2015 06:35 PM

Kentucky hunters are blessed to live in a state with beautiful forests, mountains, lakes and rivers. In addition to the abundance of open areas, the Bluegrass State is home to plenty of wildlife and the opportunity for hunting is open to both residents and non-residents.

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The top spots for hunting in the Bluegrass State are:
  1. Beaver Creek Wilderness: This top hunting spot is an area of over 4,000 acres located within the boundaries of the Daniel Boon National Forest. According to Wilderness.net, this is an excellent area for hunting deer, wild turkeys, raccoon, mink, grouse, foxes, muskrats, and rabbits. It is possible to hunt the growing population of black bear living in the hardwood forests but only on certain days of the year. Primitive camping is allowed in designated areas.
  2. Lake Cumberland Wildlife Management Area: This is another top hunting spot located in the Daniel Boone National Forest, with over 40,000 acres available for hunting and fishing. The Lake Cumberland area is renowned for its wild turkey hunting, according to Foremosthunting.com, with their perfect habitats of open fields and hardwood forests. Fisherman have long come to this area for striper fishing but many other species of fish such as trout, walleye, and bass are well stocked in the lakes and rivers.
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  4. Taylorsville Lake: Located southeast of Louisville, this wildlife management area of over 9,000 acres is another top spot for deer and wild turkey hunting. The Kentucky Tourism website says that the 3,000 acre lake is home to all types of bass, crappie, catfish, and freshwater drum perch. Duck and geese are attracted to the lake area and can be hunted when they are in-season.
  5. Mill Creek Wildlife Area: Situated in the eastern part of Jackson County and adjacent to the Daniel Boone National Park, this area of over 13,000 acres is prime hunting land for white tailed deer, squirrel, and wild turkey. The hilly terrain and deep woods makes access to hunting spots a little difficult, but the quality of the hunting compensates well for the trouble taken in getting to a spot. Foxes, muskrat, pheasant, and grouse are in good number in the Mill Creek area, and can be hunted when in season. Fishing in the lakes and rivers is popular with bass, sunfish, and bluegill which are all popular catches, according to the Jackson County tourism website.
  6. Peabody Wildlife Management Area: This area of over 45,000 acres, situated around Madisonville in northwest Kentucky, has the largest hunting grounds in the state. Game available to shoot include wild turkey, deer, quail, bear, foxes, and rabbits. Wildfowl are in abundance around the lakes and rivers with duck, geese, and other migratory birds open for hunting when in season. The lake areas offer great fishing opportunities with species of bass, trout, walleye, and catfish always in plentiful supply.
This article is for information only. Please check current regulations before hunting.

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