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Rauchfuss Hill State Recreation Area

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Site Characteristics

  • Huntable acres: 70
  • Habitat: Nearly the entire site is forested in pine plantation and mixed hardwoods.  Terrain is variable in slope with some areas being moderately steep.  Bluff overlooks Ohio River to the east. Active habitat management will be occurring throughout the year on the site.
Rauchfuss Hill SRA Forest
Rauchfuss Hill SRA Entrance

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 the registration boxes before leaving the site
  • Use Hunt Planner to find hunting seasons open at this site
  • Hunters may leave their tree stands unattended from September 1-January 31. Stands must be legibly marked with the owner’s name, address and telephone number
  • Species-specific rules:


  • Archery
    • Statewide Regulations
    • Closed during firearm deer season.


  • Spring
    • County Permit required, issued through statewide lottery
  • Fall Archery
    • Closed during firearm deer season
  • Fall Firearm
    • County Permit required, issued through statewide lottery


  • Waterfowl hunting not permitted.


  • Squirrel
    • Statewide regulations
  • Rabbit
    • Hunting not permitted.

Upland Birds

  • Upland bird hunting not permitted.


  • Hunting
    • Statewide regulations
  • Trapping
    • No furbearer trapping opportunities are offered at this site


  • Fishing
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