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Thinking about hunting somewhere new this fall? Then visit the Daniel Boone National Forest. Most of the forest is open to the public for hunting free of charge. You must comply with rules and regulations established by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

A variety of game is hunted each year on the Daniel Boone National Forest. White-tailed deer, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, quail, woodcock, squirrel, rabbit, fox, raccoon, waterfowl, elk and more can be found on the forest.

Check out the Cumberland Ranger District Habitat map showing Pioneer Weapons WMA, Wildfire Activity Since 2010, Wildlife Openings, Timber Harvests Since 2010 and Constructed Wildlife Wetlands.

Cumberland District Habitat Map

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The forest is home to five wildlife management areas, managed in cooperation with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. They are:

Tready Lightly Responsible Hunting Tips.

Commercial outfitters or guides and groups of 75 people or more must obtain a Special Use permit. Contact the District Ranger for more information.

See and Be Seen during hunting season: wear hunter orange.

Need to site in your firearm? Visit one of our shooting ranges: