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Small Game Hunting Season Opens at LBL

November 22, 2015 | Press Release from Land Between The Lakes

Small game hunting season opens at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area beginning December 1, 2015. Season dates and regulations differ from state-wide dates and regulations. Hunters should be sure to check for details on the Land Between The Lakes Small Game & Waterfowl Hunting Information Sheet available at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting/.

"Hunting is an important part of the recreation program at Land Between The Lakes, and small game hunting offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors during winter months,” said Steve Bloemer, Wildlife Program Manager.

All hunters age 16 and older must have a Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit, an appropriate state license, and observe Land Between The Lakes’ regulations, applicable state laws regarding hunting zones, and Hunter safety requirements.

Small game hunters with dogs should be aware of information regarding Land Between The Lakes' mid-January trapping season, also included in the small game publication. Night-time coyote hunting is not permitted at Land Between The Lakes.

Information is also available at the Golden Pond Visitor Center year-round, or North and South Welcome Stations, Wednesday through Sunday during November. Hunters can also call 270-924-2000 or 800-525-7077 and follow the prompts for hunting information.

North and South Welcome stations will close for the season beginning December 1 and reopen Wednesday through Sunday in March. Golden Pond Visitor Center will remain open daily, 9am-5pm (CST).

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000. For more information on the Friends of Land Between The Lakes, log on to www.friendsoflbl.org. To subscribe to the official electronic newsletter, send an email to LBLinfo@fs.fed.us. Land Between The Lakes official Twitter accounts include @LBLScreechOwl, @LBLNature,@LBLHomeplace, and @LandBtwnLakes, and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/lblnra. Photos are available on Flickr for downloading athttps://www.flickr.com/photos/lblkytn/sets.

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Beaver Dam Outlook
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

The view from the top of this beaver dam shows a Kentucky Lake inlet in late spring. An inlet like this one is habitat to a variety of exciting wildlife and plants just waiting to be explored!