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Land Between the Lakes Quota Turkey Hunt Applications available Online February 1st-28th


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Applications will be available online February 1st, for the first six hunting days of the 2013 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 30th-31st, a two-day hunt April 9th-10th, and a two-day hunt April 13th-14th.

In Tennessee, quota hunts include a two-day youth hunt (for hunters 6-16 years old on the Tennessee portion) April 6th-7th, a two-day hunt April 9th-10th, and a two-day hunt April 13th-14th. No hunting is permitted between these dates.

Hunters can apply online at February 1st-28th. Applicants can check the website the end of March to see if they were drawn. The Quota Hunt application fee will remain $5.00 for an online application. The LBL Hunter Use Permit cost will increase to $25.00 on March 1st.

The non-quota hunting season, which does not require a prior application, is one 14-day hunt, April 15th-28th in Kentucky, and two 7-day hunts April 15th-21st and April 22nd-28th in Tennessee.

Hunters may continue to use the 2012 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) available on the website until the 2013 MVUM is posted. Printed copies are also available at the Golden Pond Visitor Center. Licensed motorized vehicles are only permitted on roads identified on the MVUM and on the LBL Recreation Map. Hunters will want to be sure to refer to the MVUM when scouting and hunting on LBL.

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 often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and additional information, or call 800.LBL.7077 or 270.924.2000. Follow LBL on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.




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