Kentucky Blue Grass Army Depot Quota Hunts

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Applications are now being taken for quota hunts at the 15,000-acre Blue Grass Army Depot near Richmond.

In addition to hunts for deer, dove and turkey, depot officials are adding waterfowl and rabbit hunting this year. The application deadline for mentor and adult hunts for dove is June 30. The deadline to apply for all other hunts is July 31.

The depot is no longer accepting mailed paper applications. Anyone who wishes to apply for a hunt must do so online at: or search the Internet under the keywords, "Blue Grass Army Depot morale and recreation activities."

Hunters must create an online account to apply. Application fees are $10 for the first hunt and $2 for each additional hunt, payable online only.

Hunts offered at the depot include a dove mentor hunt on Sept. 3; an all-ages dove hunt on Sept.17; deer hunts on Oct. 1, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3; and turkey hunts in October, December and April, among others. Depot officials will also offer several youth hunts for dove, deer, turkey and rabbit.

The area is managed for trophy deer, with a 15-inch minimum width restriction for bucks.

For more information, visit the depot's website or call (859) 779-6464.

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Ca_Vermonster's picture

These types of hunts are

These types of hunts are often overlooked, and can, at times, be a good way to get yourself onto a trophy.

We have many, many military bases out here that have lotteries for limited entry hunts.  They have great access, huge amounts of land, and best of all, you won't have many people trespassing where you are hutning.

Plus, unlike other public land opportunities, the harvest numbers are controlled, so the success rates should stay more or less consistant.