From the lush, eastern mountains to rolling prairies-from lowland marshes to clear running streams-you''ll experience Kentucky''s diverse regional ecosystems and the wealth of fish, plants and animals that make this their home. There''s a lot to see and do. Inside, experience our Eastern Forest Diorama, get ip close to live snakes and giant turtles, learn about restored species, and wonder at native fish in large aquariums. Outside, follow our paved wheelchair accessible trails to see eagles, bison, bears and more. Visit the Dragonfly Marsh, stroll among one of several native plant gardens and habitats, or take a day hike onone of our hikingt rails. A picnic area, shelters and two fully-stocked fishing lakes add even more opportunities for learning and family fun. Fishing and hunting licenses available during normal operating hours. Hours; Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and state holidays. We will close for the season Dec11-Feb12.
What You Will Discover
Bring out your inner Daniel Boone with a hunting trip in Kentucky’s beautiful forests, rolling open fields and spectacular mountains. In Kentucky, you’ll discover abundant public lands to explore in search of wild game.Here you’ll find the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Our herd of nearly a million deer produces enough trophy bucks to keep Kentucky consistently in the top five rankings of the Boone and Crockett Club listings. Bear hunting opportunities are expanding as more bruins colonize the state from the southeast.
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Know the Law!
Please read the hunting sections carefully to prevent being cited for a violation. Make sure you understand Kentucky's hunting and trapping laws before going afield. If you need help understanding a law, call 800-858-1549, weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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