Deadline Nears for LBL Quota Turkey Hunt Applications
GOLDEN POND, KY – The application period for the spring turkey-hunting season at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is drawing to a close. The deadline for hunters to apply online for a quota permit is February 28, 2013. Hunters will be selected for the available quota permits by computer drawing.
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 30-31, a two-day hunt April 9-10, and a two-day hunt April 13-14. In Tennessee, quota hunts include a two-day youth hunt (for hunters 6-16 years old on the Tennessee portion) April 6-7, a two-day hunt April 9-10, and a two-day hunt April 13-14. No hunting is permitted between these dates.
Hunters can apply online at http://www.lbl.org/Hunting.html February 1-28. Applicants can check the website beginning March 18, to see if they were drawn. The Quota Hunt application fee will remain $5 for an online application. LBL’s Hunter Use Permit cost will increase to $25 and the Hunter Use/Backcountry Camping Combo will increase to $35 March 1.
The non-quota hunting season, which does not require a prior application, is one 14-day hunt, April 15-28 in Kentucky, and two 7-day hunts April 15-21 and April 22-28 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 www.lbl.org 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.