Public Hunting Near Lexington

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by iwant2killbambi, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. iwant2killbambi

    iwant2killbambi Spike

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    Good evening folks, I'm in school at UK 3.5 hours from home. Does anyone know where there is public land to turkey hunt on near the Lexington/Fayette area? Thanks
     
  2. mike_b

    mike_b 8 pointer

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    Veterans memorial WMA. Good luck. Nothing in Fayette.
     
  3. SwitchbacKM

    SwitchbacKM Spike

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    When I was at UK, I hunted in Owen Co. at Kleber WMA. Take I-64 north to the
    Georgetown exit (40 minute drive). Kleber has really good turkey and deer hunting.
     
  4. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    When I was looking at wma's around lexington, kleber and veterans I think have fall turkey hunting but doesn't say spring turkey season, anyone know why that is?
     
  5. chris149

    chris149 12 pointer

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    Could make a hr. drive to DBNF around Morehead area.
     
  6. HUNTZVT

    HUNTZVT 12 pointer

    That might be an option in the middle of the week or later in the season on the weekend, but DB is full of FIFO's right now.
     
  7. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    Anyone ever go to KY River WMA?
     
  8. Fence post

    Fence post Spike

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    They are open to spring turkey hunting. You are looking at annual fall hunting guide so spring season info is not included.
     
  9. Fence post

    Fence post Spike

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    Yes. Just be prepared to have company in the form of other hunters and pressured birds..same as any public land.
     
  10. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    Ahhhhh, think I might try at ky river wma this week in the morning, hoping during the week not too many venture out there.
     
  11. Fence post

    Fence post Spike

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    Good luck and be careful. I've seen trucks from Mighigan, New York, Ohio, Indiana just this week. There are good birds there if you can get on one. Call soft and not very often.
     
  12. mike_b

    mike_b 8 pointer

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    This isn't always true. The number of hunters and pressure on birds is inversely proportional to the ease of access. If you get busy and get off the beaten path and far away from parking lots, you can find yourself alone. Of course the ky river wma isn't big enough for that. Kleber is though.
     
  13. Fence post

    Fence post Spike

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    Ky River WMA consists of more acreage than Kleber.
    Veterans Memorial WMA is also bigger than Kleber.
     
  14. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    Kleber was a parking lot this past weekend.
     
  15. Gixxerjoe04

    Gixxerjoe04 10 pointer

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    Ended up going out there this morning before work, only one other car there and was from indiana. Went to the chesney(think that's what it's called) section off 533. Didn't hear a whole lot of gobbling like i thought we would, probably heard 3 diff birds and they were all coming from the parking area or across the road from it and didn't hear them until we were deep into it of course. Nice fields full of clover, would be good for deer I'd think but aint no way of parking and getting up the hill without being covered in sweat and giving off a lot of scent, plus if you got a deer getting it down would be hell. Def isn't for the out of shape hunter
     
  16. sking

    sking Spike

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    Veterans memorial take 75 north to Cherry Blossom exit make a left at end of ramp follow to road # 25 turn right and follow to 620 turn right WMA is on the left when go under the bridge for the interstate. Good Hunting hope this helps
     

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