The National Forest lands in the vicinity of Cave Run Lake support good populations of deer, wild turkey and a variety of small game and furbearer species of wildlife.
Even though visitors may be within the National Forest proclamation boundary, there are pockets of private land within that boundary. Abide by posted "No Hunting" and "No Trespassing" signs. Permission from the property owner must be obtained prior to hunting on private property. There are also locations within the Daniel Boone National Forest where hunting is not permitted (example: within recreation areas).
Adjoining Cave Run Lake is the 7,610-acre Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area. The Pioneer Weapons Area offers hunters an opportunity to pursue wild game as Native Americans and early settlers did in the past. Hunting in the Pioneer Weapons Area is limited to bow and arrow, crossbow and muzzle-loading firearms. Hunting with modern, breech-loading firearms is prohibited in the Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area.
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