Turkey Quota Hunt applications for Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area will be available Feb. 1-28. Hunters may apply online at https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone at 270-924-2065. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone.
Three quota hunts in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.
Kentucky and Tennessee Quota Hunts:
- April 7-8, Youth hunt
- Kentucky: For hunters under age 16
- Tennessee: For hunters 6-16 years old
- April 10-11, Adult hunt
- April 14-15, Adult hunt
Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain healthy wildlife populations. Applicants can check the quota hunt website, https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/, at the end of March to see if they were drawn. The non-quota hunting season, which does not require prior application, runs for fourteen days.
Kentucky Non-quota Hunt Season:
- April 16-29
Tennessee Non-quota Hunt Season:
- April 16-22 and April 23-29
As always, a state license and Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permits are required. Hunter Use Permits may be purchased online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/.
The Land Between the Lakes Recreation Map is available and may be purchased at facilities or ordered over the phone 270-924-2065 for $3. It can also be viewed online for free at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/maps/. The National Recreation Area map shows hunt area boundaries and other features. The 2018 Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) will also be available online, or printed copies may be obtained at Golden Pond Visitor Center.
Hunters will want to be sure to refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map when scouting and hunting on Land Between the Lakes as licensed motorized vehicles are only permitted on roads identified on the MVUM.