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Early Squirrel Season Begins Soon

April 18, 2016 | press release from Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area’s 2016 spring squirrel hunting season will open May 14-June 12, in Tennessee and May 21-June 17, 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 http://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/ or 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.



Photo by Susan Eizenga

If you are visiting Land Between The Lakes after dark, you are sure to hear the hoots of one of the many species of owls that can be found in this region.