Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New part of WMA open for squirrels

John Zimmer, manager at Big Rivers Wildlife Management Area in northern Crittenden County and southern Union County, reminds hunters that the WMA will be open for squirrel hunting starting Saturday. That includes the new Jenkins-Rich Tract, which was recently purchased. 

The new property is heavily wooded and full of mast, said Zimmer. The new portion of the WMA lies southeast of Bells Mines Road and includes approximately 841 acres. 

To hunt small game on the WMA, outdoors enthusiasts need only a statewide hunting license. No WMA permit is required. 

For more information on the WMA, click here, for a recently updated map with the newly added property boundaries marked.

There are parking areas on the recently added Jenkins-Rich Tract, two off Bells Mines Road and one off Ky. 365. The property is named for the late Donan Jenkins and the late Ronnie Rich, both former employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources who served this area for many years.