Where to stay?

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Sam King, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    If you're driving a ways to hunt down in the mountains, where are you guys planning on setting up shop? I was looking around and most of the "public" hunt areas are actually agreements with private owners so I'm pretty sure I can't just throw out a camp on somebody else's land.
     
  2. tuck1872003

    tuck1872003 Fawn

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    What area are you hunting in?
     
  3. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    Most likely around leslie county. That's where most of my voucher area is.
     
  4. tuck1872003

    tuck1872003 Fawn

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    Some of the WMA's have primitive camping spots around that area of the state. KDFWR website has maps of WMA's that show the camping area.
     
  5. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    That was my original plan, but the areas I'm going don't show any campsites on the map :| That's why I was curious, didn't know if people stayed in cabins or what. I'm originally from out west so you can pitch a tent just about anywhere haha
     
  6. KYT

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    Part of the Daniel Boone National Forest is in Leslie county. Check on that. I'm not up to date on their regs, but camping used to be allowed on that area. I think there is a DBNF office near there.
     
  7. KYT

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    The DBNF office in Leslie county is at Big creek, Ky. 606- 598-2192. According to the website they allow what they call dispersed camping. Check with them first for their regs. There are also rental cabins at Natural Bridge State Park and developed campgrounds in the surrounding area. They may not be convenient to your hunting area.
     
  8. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    upload_2018-8-29_19-48-1.jpeg This would be pretty sweet
     
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  9. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    I didn't even think about that... thanks! That's a great idea
     
  10. ky_coal_miner

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    The dbnf office is in big creek which is clay county there is primitive camp sights and the elk herd is pretty good right where the camp site’s are which is an at large area. The straight creek lea is farther south on 66 along the clay bell and lealie lines
     
  11. carnivore

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    What did you end up figuring out?
     
  12. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    I ended up camping in the DBNF. Good luck finding a flat spot though lol. Luckily I also brought my hammock and rain fly so I just set it up on the side of a mountain haha.
     
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  13. Sam King

    Sam King Fawn

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    I didn't see this post before. I'm going to have to check this place out! Thanks
     
  14. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    have stayed at Pauls Motel in Jackson on two different hunts.
     
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  15. carnivore

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    I camped on site but stayed at pauls when the rain would not quit and getting a hot shower was nice too
     
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