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Fish and Wildlife to open two new areas for hunting

Fish And Wildlife Announces Land Acquisition For Yellowbank

FRANKFORT (08/29/23) – The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced acquisition of land in Breckinridge County for the Yellowbank Wildlife Management Area. Two new properties will open to public access September 1, providing more opportunities for hunting – including archery deer season.

One property, the Belvedere tract, adds 790 acres onto Yellowbank Wild- life Management Area (WMA) in Breckinridge County. The second property creates the new Decker WMA, totaling nearly 300 acres in Boone County.

The Belvedere tract provides 1.7 miles of Ohio River frontage along with approximately 200 acres of agricultural fields and more than 200 acres of grass- land habitat,” said Derek Beard, assistant director of the Wildlife Division for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

The acquisition expands Yellowbank WMA to 7,556 acres. The new tract was a working cattle farm prior to its sale. It includes several large expanses of upland forest interspersed with grasslands. Wildlife seen on the property include white-tailed deer, turkey and squirrels.

“With the combination of grasslands and early successional habitat, coupled with adjoining forested areas, it should provide excellent opportunities for outdoors enthusiasts,” Beard said.

 

 

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