Shooting Ranges Lexington KY

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Daniel Boone National Forest
(859) 745-3100
1700 Bypass Road
Winchester, KY
Other Activties
Auto Touring; Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Off Highway Vehicle; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing; Winter Sports

Dick's Sporting Goods
(859) 264-8800
Hamburg Pavilion
Lexington, KY
 
Phillip Gall''s Outdoor and Ski
(859) 266-0469
1555 New Circle Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Paintsville Lake
(606) 297-6312
807 KY RT 2275
Staffordsville, KY
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Taylorsville Lake
(502) 477-8882
2825 Overlook Road
Taylorsville, KY
Other Activties
Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Foothills Soccer Academy
521 Lancaster Ave
Richmond, KY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(859) 273-1642
Fayette Mall
Lexington, KY
 
Sugar Creek Resort
(859) 885-9359
5800 Sugar Creek Resort
Nicholasville, KY
 
Cumberland Lake
(606) 679-6337
855 Boat Dock Road
Somerset, KY
Other Activties
Biking; Boating; Camping; Fishing; Hiking; Historic & Cultural Site; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Interpretive Programs; Picnicking; Recreational Vehicles; Visitor Center; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Yatesville Lake
(606) 686-2412
P.O. Box 1107
Louisa, KY
Other Activties
Boating; Fishing; Hiking; Horseback Riding; Hunting; Water Sports; Wildlife Viewing

Determine Winter/Summer Range

Author: 
Hawkeye270

One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.

There are a couple ways to go about locating these areas. The first is to just arm yourself with a map and get out in the field and find out for yourself. Take a look at a map and locate the higher ground in the unit that you have selected. Game animals will generally use this higher elevation terrain during the summer. As the seasons progress and the temperature drops and snows accumulate, these animals will move to lower adjacent elevations. Females and younger males will generally migrate first, with the mature males staying up high a little longer. You should be looking for drainages that will connect the summer and winter range that will allow game animals to slip by more or less undetected. In many cases, deer and elk will start out in their summer range (public land), move along their migration corridors (a mixture of medium elevation public and private) and then end up on the winter range which is more often than not privately owned. There are some really good late-season public land hunts that one can consistently take home meat however.

I suggest to contact your local fish and game department however and speaking with the biologist assigned to your area before heading out to investigate for yourself. This will save you a lot of time and help focus your efforts. As these people are typically over worked and thus very busy you need to contact them in the offseason. Spring and early summer are good times to contact them and you will find that they will...

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