Forest Service opens roads for hunting season

Release Date: Apr 10, 2018  

Contact(s): Jon Kazmierski, 606-784-6428

WINCHESTER, Ky., April 10, 2018 - As turkey season approaches, the USDA Forest Service has opened Scott Creek Road #961 in Rowan County to public vehicle use on the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Clear Creek Road #909 in Menifee County will also open as soon as the roadbed soils dry from recent rainfall.

“The opening of selected roads for turkey season provides an opportunity to accommodate hunters who require closer access while leaving areas for hunters who want more isolated hunting places,” said District Ranger Jon Kazmierski.

“We want to better distribute hunters, help ensure an effective game harvest, and provide a safer hunting environment.

“Scott Creek Road is open now, but due to the wet and cooler weather this spring, Clear Creek Road is not currently in suitable condition to support vehicle traffic without damaging the road surface. We will open this road once warmer and drier weather arrives and the road conditions improve,” said Kazmierski.

Visitors are asked to carry out their trash and not block the entrance to any road in the national forest.

The roads opened for turkey season will remain open until the second Monday in May. In the event of inclement weather, the roads may close earlier than planned.