Small Game, Archery Hunting Opens Dec. 1 at LBL
By WestKyStar Staff
GOLDEN POND, KY - Small game hunting seasons open at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area beginning December 1. Small game hunting offers great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors during winter months.
LBL will also open certain areas typically marked as “No Hunting” zones for archery deer hunting. Hunters are encouraged to harvest antlerless deer in these areas to reduce deer populations. In Kentucky from December 1 through January 21, sportsmen can hunt Hillman Ferry and Energy Lake campgrounds. Tennessee areas will be open to archery hunting from December 1 through January 6, and include Brandon Spring Group Center and the South Nature Watch Demonstration Area across the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway from South Welcome Station, in the eastern portion of Hunt Area 16. Piney campground will remain closed this winter due to construction of new shower buildings.
Hunting is not allowed within 150 yards of developed facilities. Maintenance staff will continue working throughout the winter in facilities; caution is advised when hunting in these areas.
All hunters (age 16 and older) must have an LBL Hunter Use Permit, an appropriate state license, and observe LBL rules and applicable state laws regarding hunting zones and safety precautions.
Details concerning dates of the hunting seasons, bag limits, and other hunting information can be found in the LBL Small Game & Waterfowl Hunting Information sheet available at the Golden Pond Visitor Center (year-round), North & South Welcome Stations (open Weds-Sun during Nov. and closed for the season beginning Dec. 1), by calling 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000, or on the Internet at www.lbl.org, click on See & Do, then Hunting. Small game hunters who hunt with dogs should be aware of information regarding LBL's mid-January trapping season, also included in that publication.
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 www.Twitter.com/LBLScreechOwl or www.Twitter.com/LandBtwnLakes.