New wildlife area opens for public hunting


Nick Miller - Web Editor

FRANKFORT, Ky -- The newest section of Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area and State Forest near Sturgis and Marion is now open for public hunting.

The new and old sections of the wildlife management area total over 6,000 acres of fields and woodlands in Union and Crittenden counties. No special permit is required for entry.

Scott Harp, regional wildlife coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources said, "This area offers deer, turkey and squirrel hunting, plus excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities." They also have several habitat projects currently planned involving quail and rabbit hunting.

The area is jointly operated by the Kentucky Division of Forestry and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.