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Early Squirrel Season Opening at LBL


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area’s 2011 spring squirrel hunting season will be open in Tennessee from May 14th-June 12th and in Kentucky from May 21st-June 17th.

Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license for the state in which they are hunting, and hunters age 16 and older must also have an LBL Hunter Use Permit.  LBL Hunter Use Permits are available at North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, and wherever Kentucky and Tennessee State hunting licenses are sold. 

Hunters must abide by all applicable regulations and stay within legal hunting areas. The Tennessee daily bag limit is 10 with a possession limit of 20, and in Kentucky, the limits are 6 and 12, respectively. Hunters are strongly encouraged to use a tick repellent containing permethrin during these seasons.

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education. We encourage visitors to review our website at each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.


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