GOLDEN POND, KY: Applications will be available online February 1, for the first six hunting days of the 2014 Turkey Season at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Quota hunts not only provide unique recreational opportunities within the LBL region, they help maintain a healthy turkey population.
Three quota hunts in both Kentucky and Tennessee during the first portion of the season require a prior application. In Kentucky, quota hunts include a two-day youth hunt for hunters (under age 16 on the Kentucky portion of LBL) March 29-30, a two-day hunt April 8-9, and a two-day hunt April 12-13. In Tennessee, quota hunts include a two-day youth hunt (for hunters 6-16 years old on the Tennessee portion) April 5-6, a two-day hunt April 8-9, and a two-day hunt April 12-13. No hunting is permitted between these dates.
Hunters can apply online at http://www.lbl.org/Hunting.
The non-quota hunting season, which does not require a prior application, is a fourteen-day hunt, April 14-27 in Kentucky, and two seven-day hunts in Tennessee April 14-20 and April 21-27.
The new LBL Recreation Map is available showing hunt area boundaries, and may be purchased at LBL facilities for $3 or viewed online for free at http://www.lbl.org/VCMaps.html
Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to review the official website at www.lbl.org often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.