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Madisonville, Kentucky - Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue
45, 732 acres, $15 user permit required to enter the area for any recreational activity, separated into various tracts, some areas contain refuges and are closed seasonally, single projectile shooting range, mobility impaired access areas, numerous lakes open to fishing
  • Hunting / Fishing
  • Shooting Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing

One of the largest Wildlife Management Areas in the entire state, the Peabody WMA is a popular destination for sportsmen in Kentucky. Over 45,000 acres spread among several tracts make up this WMA. A variety of habitats and terrains may be found on Peabody, making it a good spot to hunt a number of different game species. There are lakes and ponds that also provide anglers with good fishing. Bird watchers will like this WMA as well, as it is home to a large number of birds throughout the year. Anyone planning on entering Peabody WMA must buy an annual $15.00 user permit, available wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Horseback riders may ride on developed roads throughout the WMA, and there is also a shooting range for sighting in rifles.