Early Squirrel Season Begins Soon
Fox squirrel at Land Between the Lakes by Ron Kruger
Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s 2017 spring squirrel hunting season will open May 13-June 11, in Tennessee and May 20-June 16, in Kentucky.
Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license for the state in which they are hunting. Hunters age 16 and older must also have a Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit. These are available online, 24/7 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/. They are also available during regular business hours at North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, and wherever Kentucky and Tennessee state hunting licenses are sold.
Hunters must abide by all applicable regulations and stay within legal hunting areas. The Tennessee daily bag limit is 10 with a possession limit of 20, and in Kentucky, the limits are 6 and 12, respectively. Hunters are strongly encouraged to use a tick repellent containing permethrin during these seasons.
To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.