HUNTING & FISHING
Western Kentucky has long been known as a Hunter's Paradise, as Teddy Roosevelt and Daniel Boone testified. We have an abundance of deer, dove, wild turkey, rabbit, squirrel, and other wild game. But despite the abundance, you can still expect a challenge!
White Tail Deer are Kentucky's favorite game animal, and Crittenden County ranks second in the state for the number of deer harvested. Seasons for archery, muzzle loaders, and modern firearms are scheduled between September and January. Regulations vary year by year and county by county; they are outline in the current Deer Guide available from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Marion's annual Big Buck competition attracts hunters from across the nation!
Wild Turkey. Kentucky's turkey restoration program has become a model for the nation over the past decade and a half. Crittenden County has both a Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting Season. Some of the best gobbler hunting in Kentucky is found in Crittenden County. An annual guide to turkey hunting is published by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Hunting and Fishing Regulations
Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources,
For the help desk call: 1-800-858-1549
Crittenden County Conservation Officer:
Randy Conway, 270-965-3049
Public Hunting Areas
Located in neighboring Union County is the Higginson-Henry Wildlife Management Area, 5,424 acre area provides a variety of public hunting opportunities including deer, dove, rabbit, quail, squirrel, woodcock, turkey, fox and coyote.
This area also offers ten miles of hiking trails as well as 18 miles of roads including many old roads which may be hiked and an 80 acre lake with two smaller lakes. Camping and picnic areas are available.
There are also wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities with more than 135 species of birds, including dove, quail, woodcock, turkey and bald eagles.
Contact Scott Buser at 270-389-3580
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