Hidden Valley Training Site, a 551-acre public hunting area in northeast Powell County, will be closed to public access Nov. 2-4. The area, which is owned by the Kentucky National Guard, is being used for training during those dates.

An agreement between the Kentucky National Guard and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources opens the area for public hunting when it is not being used for training purposes.

The area opens Sept.1 under statewide regulations for archery and crossbow deer hunting, and small game hunting. The area closes to the public at the end of archery deer season, which is Jan. 21, 2014.

Hidden Valley Training Center is closed to all firearms hunting for deer and is closed to wild turkey hunting during all seasons. Camping, horseback riding and ATVs are prohibited.

The Hidden Valley Training Site is located west of Stanton off KY 15. For more information, visit the department’s website at: fw.ky.gov. Click on Maps and Online Services, then Public Hunting Areas to get directions to the area and view a map.

Logo courtesy Kentucky Fish and Wildlife

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