More acreage available in eastern Kentucky for hunting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (MTN) — Officials say that hunters now have an additional 56,000 acres available for public hunting around eastern Kentucky.

The eight counties with newly opened acreage includes:

  • Floyd
  • Knott
  • Leslie
  • Letcher
  • Magoffin
  • McCreary
  • Perry
  • Pike

In a statement from the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the additional land is available for public use due to hunting access area agreements. This newly open land was previously closed to the public and additions to existing areas.

For more information about the areas, including any restrictions, visit the agency’s website.