Hiking, Hunting, fishing trapping at Veterans WMA
By: Kathy Witt
A variety of game species as well as migratory birds, reptiles and amphibians make their home in the 2,500 acres of hardwood forests, shrublands, grasslands and pond of Scott County’s Veterans Wildlife Management Area.
Opened nearly 10 years ago and operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, the undeveloped land is nearly 75 percent forested. It is two miles south of Sadieville and attracts wildlife lovers and outdoor adventurers in search of rugged, rustic experiences. Hunters arrive during season for turkey, squirrel, groundhogs and other game. Fishers make the trek to the two-acre pond to cast a line off the bank.
“Anglers can expect to find bluegill, largemouth bass and some channel catfish in the pond,” said Kevin Kelly, chief communications officer of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
Kelly cautions visitors to consult the Kentucky Hunting and Trapping Guide and Spring Hunting Guide for information about season dates, licenses, permits, etc. These guides are available on the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov and wherever licenses and permits are sold. The Kentucky Fishing and Boating Guide is also available on the website.
For more information about the Veterans Wildlife Management Area, visit https://app.fw.ky.gov/Public_Lands_Search/detail.aspx?Kdfwr_id=9202. See the map at https://fw.ky.gov/More/Documents/Veterans_Memorial_WMA_all.pdf. Get updates on the WMA’s Facebook page or call 859-428-2262 or 800-858-1549.
Author: Kathryn Witt
Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.