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Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources News : Series of waterfowl blind drawings for wildlife management areas begin this month

Aug. 15, 2011

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Dates are now set for the waterfowl blind drawings for Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Barren River Lake, Green River Lake and Sloughs Wildlife Management Areas (WMA).

Hunters interested in participating in the drawings for waterfowl blind sites must be at least 18 years of age. Hunters must possess a valid 2011-2012 Kentucky hunting license, a Kentucky waterfowl permit and a federal migratory bird permit (duck stamp) at the time of the drawing.

The waterfowl blind drawing for Doug Travis WMA in Carlisle and Hickman counties is Saturday, Aug. 27. It will be held at the WMA office, located a half mile south of Berkley on KY 123. Registration occurs at 9 a.m. Central time with the drawing at 10 a.m.

The Lake Barkley WMA drawing is Monday, Sept. 19. It will be held at the shelter on the east side of the Cumberland River, located at Lake Barkley Dam off U.S. 62 near Lake City. Use the Power House entrance then turn right toward the drawing location. The drawing occurs at 8 a.m. Central time.

The Green River Lake WMA drawing is Saturday, Sept. 24. It will be held at the Green River Lake Corps of Engineers office, located off KY 55 approximately seven miles south of Campbellsville. Registration is 9 a.m. Eastern time with the drawing at 10 a.m.

The Sloughs WMA drawing is Tuesday, Sept. 27. It will be held at Union County Middle School, off U.S. 60 in Morganfield. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Central time with the drawing at 7 p.m.

The Barren River Lake WMA drawing is Saturday, Oct. 1.It will be held at the Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers office at Barren River Lake dam, located off KY 252. The drawing is from 7 to 9 a.m. Central time

Hunters drawn for blinds on Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Green River, Barren River Lake or Sloughs WMAs are responsible for locating, preparing and maintaining the blind site for the duration of the 2011-2012 waterfowl seasons. Each drawn hunter may select a co-owner of the blind site for use in the absence of the hunter drawn. The co-owner must be present at the drawing.

Hunters may construct a permanent blind, use a boat or use a portable blind. Regardless, each blind site must be permanently pinned with a permanent marker identifying permit holders for the site. Those hunters selected hold first rights for use of the blind site, but these blinds sites open to public use if the selected hunters are not in the blinds by 30 minutes before shooting time.

(Article Provided by:Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife)