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Kinkaid Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 3,100
  • Habitat: The area is dominated by oak-hickory forest interspersed with small fields which are managed for food plots, cool/native warm season grasses and legumes.
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  • Printable Map

Site Specific Regulations

  • All statewide hunting regulations apply at site unless noted hereafter.
  • All hunters must sign-in and sign-out and report harvest at hunter registration boxes.
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site.
  • Hunters may leave stands unattended from September 15 – January 31. Stands must be legibly marked with owner’s name, address and telephone number.
  • No permanent blinds or pits may be dug or constructed. All blinds must be portable or established with natural vegetation and must be removed or dismantled at the end of each day’s hunt. Cutting of live vegetation on the area is not permitted.
  • Species-specific rules:

Deer

  • Archery
    • Statewide regulations
  • Firearm
    • Statewide regulations
  • Muzzleloader
    • Statewide regulations

Turkey

  • Statewide regulations

Waterfowl

  • Statewide regulations

Squirrels/Rabbits

  • Squirrels
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbits
    • Statewide regulations

Upland Birds

  • Quail, Woodcock
    • Statewide regulations
  • Dove
    • Dove hunting hours are 12 noon – 5:00 p.m. September 1 – 5 and statewide regulations thereafter.
    • Shot sizes are restricted to 71/2 lead or 6 steel – bismuth or smaller.

Furbearers

  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
    • Rimfire rifles .22 caliber and smaller may be used from sunset to sunrise.
    • Furbearer hunting closed during Firearm Deer Season
      • Hunters with a valid, unfilled firearm deer permit for the hunt area may take coyotes during legal hours of the firearm deer season. Otherwise, the use of shotgun slugs to take furbearing mammals is prohibited on state sites.
    • Coyote and striped skunk season coincides with the statewide fox season.
  • Trapping
    • Statewide regulations

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