The Original Kentucky Lake & Lake Barkley Site Since 1996


LBL Hunting

Regulated hunting is an integral part of our wildlife management program at Land Between The Lakes. In the absence of large predators, hunting is used to maintain healthy populations of such species as white-tail deer.

With thousands of acres teeming with game and over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, LBL offers an impressive variety of hunting opportunities and more than 230 days a year of in-season hunting. White-tail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, and other forest game species are abundant.

LBL offers annual spring quota and non- quota hunts for turkeys, and fall archery and quota gun hunts for deer. Hunters can also enjoy a variety of camping choices, from the convenience of our developed campgrounds to the rustic adventure of camping LBL's back-country.

All Land Between the Lakes hunters must have an LBL Hunter Use Permit and applicable state licenses. Call 270-924-2065 for more detailed information.

Click Here for LBL 09 Quota Hunt Applications Application period was July 1-31, 2009.

Click here for 2009 LBL Hunt Area Maps.
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LBL Hunting Rules & Regulations

1. Hunting is permitted during approved Land Between the Lakes hunting seasons only.
2. Hunters must possess a $20 Annual LBL Hunter Use Permit. Permits can be obtained from any LBL Welcome Facility or whereever KY & TN Hunting licenses are sold..
3. LBL Hunters must also have applicable state hunting licenses and permits.
4. A Federal Migratory Waterfowl Stamp and state waterfowl stamps are needed for waterfowl hunting in addition to LBL and state licenses and permits.
5. LBL Hunters must possess a hunter safety card according to state regulations, and all youth hunters must have attended a hunter safety course..
6. Portable tree stands and climbing devices that do not injure trees are permitted during your Land Between the Lakes hunting excursions.
7. Licensed motorized vehicles are permitted only on roads which are marked by numbered signs and corresponding numbers on the LBL Recreation Map and MVUM. Other LBL roads are for administrative access or trails, but are not legal to drive on.
8. Unlicensed motorized vehicles, including four-wheelers, are allowed only in the Turkey Bay Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area and require a permit.
9. Parking is permitted within one vehicle length of a legal road. Blocking access to any road or trail is prohibited. Rutting of fields is prohibited. Do not leave campfire rings (rocks) in fields.
10. Firearms possessed during legal LBL hunting season by licensed hunters must be cased and unloaded (chamber and magazine) while being transported in a motorized vehicle.
11. Spotlighting or the use of any artificial lights to locate wildlife is prohibited at all times.
12. Hunting deer from horseback or hunting deer with the use of dogs is prohibited.
13. Paint, tape, flagging, or other artificial materials shall not be used to mark trees, trails, or routes while LBL hunting.
14. No discharge of a firearm or other implement capable of taking animal life within 150 yards of any developed area.
15. The placement of bait or hunting over bait, including food or mineral substances, is prohibited on LBL.
16. Wildlife refuges are closed to all Land Between the Lakes hunting year-round and are closed to human entry during the refuge period.
17. Nature Watch Areas are closed to LBL hunting unless otherwise indicated.
18. Hunters must not be under the influence of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances.
19. All applicable state and federal regulations must be observed.
20. To protect the future of Land Between the Lakes hunting, hunters are encouraged to be sensitive and courteous to other visitors.
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