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Land Between the Lakes Quota Deer Hunt Application Deadline nears

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Hunters wanting to hunt during the 2015 Quota Deer Hunt at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area must apply by July 31st.

To submit applications by July 31st, hunters can apply online, 24/7, at www.landbetweenthelakes.us and click on the quota hunt application link (on the Home page or Hunting page). Additionally, hunters can call 270.924.2065, 8:00am-4:00pm, Monday through Friday. The application fee is $5.00 online, or $7.00 by phone. «Read the rest of this article»

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View Hummingbirds at Land Between the Lakes Woodlands Nature Station in August

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – August is peak hummingbird viewing season in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. Hundreds of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds rest and fuel up in the gardens and feeders at Woodlands Nature Station for their migratory journey south.

Nature Station naturalists will present special hummingbird programs throughout August that are included with the price of regular admission to the Nature Station:  $5.00 ages 13 and older, $3.00 ages 5 to 12, and free for 4 and younger.

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

Migrating hummingbirds visiting feeders at Nature Station

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Land Between the Lakes Wranglers Campground Hosts 19th Annual Rodeo July 17th and 18th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN Wranglers Campground will host the 19th Annual Primitive Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. The rodeo is open to the public.

Admission is $10.00 ages 13-59, $8.00 ages 60+, $6.00 ages 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. A family pack option is also available for $25.00 which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Food vendors will be available; coolers are not allowed.

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

Horse enthusiasts enjoy an evening of rodeo fun during Wranglers Primitive Rodeo in July. (Staff photo)

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Birds, Bugs, Snakes, and More at Land Between the Lake’s Cool Critters Day July 11th, 2015

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Get an up-close look at birds, bugs, snakes, turtles, and more during Cool Critters Day at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes, Saturday, July 11th, 2015, from 10:00am-4:00pm. Event admission is $5.00 per person; ages 4 and under are free. All programs are included with admission.

See live tropical birds up-close, pose for a picture with a snake, touch a tarantula, and stare down a snapping turtle.

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes' Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

Alligator Snapping Turtle at Land Between the Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station. (Brooke Gilley, LBL)

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LBL’s The Homeplace to hold Traditional Independence Day Celebration July 4th

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – People wanting a more traditional celebration on the Fourth of July, will find one full of historical fun at the Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm and Living History Museum in Land Between The Lakes.

Celebrate Independence Day from 1:00pm-4:00pm on Saturday, July 4th, with races, skillet tossing, horse shoes, old-time music, toys, and games.

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

Land Between the Lakes The Homeplace 4th of July Celebration. (LBL Staff photo)

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Land Between the Lakes reports Twin Fawns Born to Nature Station Doe

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLLand Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Woodlands Nature Station is excited to announce one of their white-tailed deer does gave birth to twins! These two tiny deer, with coats of ruddy brown and ivory white spots, are extremely small–the size of dinner plates.

They are very difficult to see at this time because their mother cautiously hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor.

Nature Station welcomed the birth of twin fawns to one of the does in the deer enclosure in their backyard. Cautiously, their mother hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor. They may be difficult to catch a glimpse of until they are a little older. (Arrianne Byrum)

Nature Station welcomed the birth of twin fawns to one of the does in the deer enclosure in their backyard. Cautiously, their mother hides them at the bases of trees or along fallen logs, blending in with leaves and duff on the forest floor. They may be difficult to catch a glimpse of until they are a little older. (Arrianne Byrum)

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Land Between The Lakes gives Summer Safety Tips

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers provide their annual list of safe habits to follow while recreating outdoors during one of the busiest times of the year–summer.

“We want everyone to have fun while they’re here,” explains Forest Service Law Enforcement Patrol Captain, Duane Cameron, “and often times practicing safe habits can make all the difference in the world.”

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Land Between the Lakes Invites the Public to Attend a Public Listening Session

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will hold a public listening session on Tuesday, June 16th, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the Stewart County Visitor Center in Dover, Tennessee.

Members of the public will be able to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns at this public gathering with the Forest Service leadership team that manages the area.

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

LBL Aerial of North End Canal. (Land Between the Lakes)

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17th Annual Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival to be held at LBL’s The Homeplace

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – The Homeplace 1850’s Farm at Land Between The Lakes hosts the Pickin’ Party Old-time Music Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 13th and 14th. Visitors are encouraged to bring their instruments for jamming sessions throughout both days.

Festival and farm admission is $7.00 ages 13 and up, $5.00 ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and under.

The Homeplace Pickin' Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party offers fun for everyone. Visitors enjoy the scenery on the farm, as well as some old-time music under the shade trees. Photo by Kelly Best Bennett. (Land Between the Lakes)

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Free Admission to Land Between the Lakes Nature Station on National Get Outdoors Day

 

Land Between the Lakes - LBLOffice of Land Between the Lakes, KY/TN – On Saturday, June 13th, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day, Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will waive admission fees to Woodlands Nature Station. The Nature Station opens at 10am and closes at 5:00pm.

Visitors can experience the native gardens and learn about the rescued animals in the Nature Station’s backyard.

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O'Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

Land Between The Lakes Woodlands Nature Station offers a close up look at many native wildlife species. (O’Neil Arnold, KY Toursim)

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