Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spanning nearly 1000 acres opens in Eastern Kentucky

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Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 8:23 AM CDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A new wildlife management area has opened in eastern Kentucky.

The Department for Fish and Wildlife Resources says the Ross Creek Wildlife Management Area spans nearly 1,000 acres across a bend in the Kentucky River near Lock and Dam 13 in Estill and Lee counties.

Officials say the former cattle farm was recently restored as a natural area and opened this month to public use including turkey hunting.

The Kentucky Wetland and Stream Mitigation Program acquired the property as part of a project to restore Ross Creek that included creating new stream meanders and wetlands and planting new trees and shrubs.

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