Because of high water levels from the Ohio River Valley certain areas of the West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area in McCracken and Ballard counties. The river is expected to crest at 50 feet by Friday, but is expected to remain above 42 feet until next Saturday at Cario Illinois. These predictions mean that there is a possibility of the wildlife center may not be able to be in operation this upcoming season. The area in Ballard County has been shut down for two weeks. Because of flooding agency officials is adjusting the number of spots that area deer hunters will be able to use for the upcoming firearms season. The season begins this Saturday and concludes on Monday. The first 115 hunters, who show up at the designated McCracken check-in station between 4 and 8 .a.m. on Friday and between 4:30 am and 7 pm from Saturday through Monday, can take part in the hunt. General rules for the shotgun and muzzleloader hunt still apply. Those with questions can contact the West Kentucky WMA’s office for additional information about the local conditions.