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Kentucky Hunt Zone Elk Restoration Elk

  • ID:Elk Restoration
  • State:KY
  • Species:Elk
  • Area:6,487 square miles
  • Elevation:500 ft - 4,200 ft
  • Public Lands:1,679 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:26%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:402
  • Campgrounds:29
  • Fishing Access Sites:14
  • Trailheads:73
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:7,264 acres
  • National Forests:Daniel Boone National Forest, Daniel Boone National Forest-Redbird Purchase Unit, Jefferson National Forest
  • Lat-Long:37.221752, -83.269343

The Elk Restoration zone regulates hunting opportunities for elk in Kentucky and covers 6,487 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,679 square miles (26%) of the total land covered by this hunt zone. The greater region is best serviced by Kirksville. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 500 feet to a high of 4,200 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 7,264 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. This area contains 29 campgrounds, and 14 public fishing access sites. There are 73 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Daniel Boone National Forest, Daniel Boone National Forest-Redbird Purchase Unit, Jefferson National Forest, Beaver Creek Wilderness. Additionally, 402 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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