During the course of each year, specially selected hunters flock to Perry and surrounding counties to participate in the state lottery ELK HUNT. For more information about the elk hunt, please visit the website of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/
One public hunting area for Perry County is Robinson Forrest, owned by the University of Kentucky, which connects to Breathitt, and Knott counties and encompasses approximately 12,304 acres; Robinson Forest is located east of Jackson and Clayhole. Head east of Clayhole on 476 about 8 miles, and turn on Little Buckhorn Road and the county line.
All Terrain Elk Tours
Provided by Danny Combs, 18354 KY Hwy 476, Hazard, Ky. 41701
Elk tours at their finest. Each tour personalized just for you. Get closer to the elk than you ever thought possible!
Old Mill Marina Outfitters
Old Mill Marina is the exclusive outfitter on about 200,000 acres of some of the best Eastern Kentucky elk, deer, and turkey habitat. The property is managed with a view to producing trophy class animals. Old Mill Marina's main focus is elk and providing an extra-ordinary outdoor adventure. http://www.ommoutfitters.com/kentucky-elk-hunts.html
Kris Hall 606-438-0213
Saddle Up Elk Tours
Provided by William and Bernice Amburgey, these exciting elk tours include horses and equipment for two people. Tours last approximately 2 1/2 hours for $70.00 per person, with a maximum number of four people per tour. This is definitely an experience you will never forget.
* Hazard Perry County Tourism does not endorse hunting and fishing guide services. Listings are provided as resource only. To be listed, please contact us.
/ WALKING TRAILS
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Hikers can explore the natural beauty and resources of Buckhorn Lake with a stroll along a 1.5 mile, self-guiding, easy walking trail. And the opportunities for mountain hiking are limitless
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park offers two trails for your hiking enjoyment.
1 mile—is a self-guided interpretive trail for which a brochure describing a variety of plant life and natural land is provided at the front desk of the Lodge.
An Interpretative Hiking Trail is available at Buckhorn Lake Dam site at Tailwater Recreation Area.
Perry Park Hiking Trails
Check out the new walking trails at the Perry County Park. You may enter the trails at the Kiosk by the fence at the softball field or at the horse ring. Over seven miles of trails are designed for all levels of hiking experience.
Pathfinders teamed up with a class of 7th-8th grade social studies students from A.B. Combs Elementary, to develop a walking tour by interviewing residents about the history of downtown Hazard. They met with Martha Quigley, Perry County Museum Director, to look at archives and artifacts available at the museum.
Brochures are available at the Hazard City Hall, the Hazard Perry County Tourism Board, and many local banks and businesses.
at Hazard High School
In response to a large amount of flooding, Pathfinders developed a wetland pond adjacent to the outdoor science lab at Hazard High School. Pathfinders also worked with the local Boy Scout Troop to improve the nature trail on the campus of Hazard High School.
The trail is adjacent to the school's main building and is accessible by way of a small bridge. The trail winds through hardwood forest, is moderately strenuous and is approximately one mile long and being expanded.
Jewel Ridge Mountain Elk Viewing Station
Take Hwy. 15 S., Exit right on ramp to Hwy. 7, 11.37 miles on 7, turn right onto 699, 7.6 miles, turn left onto 463, travel 5 miles, station on left going up hill.
Wildlife Viewing Area
A newly erected wildlife viewing area on Jewel Ridge (Route 463) in southern Perry County is a great place to view elk as well as bear, deer, and turkey. Fall is the best time to view the elk and hear their bugling. The wildlife viewing area is open year-round.
Buckhorn Lake Wildlife Management Area
Hunting is permitted in the Buckhorn Lake Wildlife Management Area as well as outside recreation and operations areas on the project. There is a large supply of rabbit, squirrel, turkey and deer to be hunted on the project. Non-commercial trapping, archery and black powder hunting are gaining popularity at the lake. Buckhorn Lake provides visitors many opportunities to see and experience native wildlife of southeastern Kentucky.
An Interpretative Hiking Trail is available at Buckhorn Lake Dam site. A Hiking Trail is available at Tailwater Recreation Area.
Campground, Boat Launch and Horse Riding Trails
Buckhorn Tailwater Campground
at Buckhorn Lake State Park is the place to enjoy fishing, boating and water sports recreation! The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps, and rental pontoons and fishing boats, available for your time on the water.
Boating available May-October
The TransAmerica Bike Route (USBR76)
travels thorough the northern part of Perry County, starting at Morris Fork on KY 28 near Buckhorn.