Public hunting in Western Kentucky?

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by ShellcrackerFishing, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. ShellcrackerFishing

    ShellcrackerFishing Fawn

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    My 11 year old would like to put the hammer on a deer. We live in Lyon County, near Eddyville. Can anyone recommend public places where he could kill a buck without running into a dozen other people in similar pursuit? Or is that wishful thinking??

    Deer hunting has become about big money leases down this way. We ran into a few people last year while getting gasoline that were from Alabama. They leased farms up here for many years. We also did some work out around Dawson Springs on a 650 acre farm that is rented out to South Carolina hunters.
     
  2. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 10 pointer

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    Good luck buddy.the struggle is real.
     
  3. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    PM sent
     
  4. Tman6493

    Tman6493 6 pointer

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    You live near Eddyville and fish for shellcrackers on the lakes. I can’t believe you’ve never heard of land between the lakes. It’s in western Kentucky and there are some bucks there.
     
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  5. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 10 pointer

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    Put in for qoata hunts on wma in your area.
     
  6. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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  7. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    LBL Check out local WMAs.
     
  8. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Like others have said LBL. Lots of land there so crowding for a youth hunt isn’t likely. When my son was young I took him camping/hunting a few years there on the youth quota. It was then almost certain for a youth to draw a tag too.
     
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  9. ShellcrackerFishing

    ShellcrackerFishing Fawn

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    Thank you for the replies, I will check into the areas mentioned.
     
  10. troy75

    troy75 8 pointer

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    LBL already had its draw for the quota hunts
     
  11. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 8 pointer

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    Is LBL open to youth hunters during youth season?
     
  12. troy75

    troy75 8 pointer

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    No, only their quota hunt Oct. 26th & 27th
    You need to check out Clark's River refuge.. it's open during regular youth season. Lots of land and a lot of deer
     

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