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Hunting in Land Between The Lakes

In addition to being a popular recreational pursuit, regulated hunting is an extremely important part of the wildlife management program at Land Between The Lakes.  The absence of large predators at LBL makes hunting essential to maintaining the populations of species such as white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and squirrels.

LBL is home to over 300 acres of undeveloped shoreline and offers more than 230 days a year of in-season hunting, including its annual spring turkey and squirrel hunts, fall/winter hunts for deer, waterfowl, and a variety of small game species.  Several camping choices, ranging from developed campgrounds to the more rustic adventure of LBL's back-country, are available for hunters.

All hunters in LBL must have a Hunter Use Permit and applicable state licenses.  To hunt deer with firearms, hunters must apply during the month of July and be drawn for a quota deer hunt permit.  To hunt during the first several days of spring turkey season, hunters must apply during February and be drawn for a quota turkey hunt permit.

You can download the 2015-16 Land Between The Lakes Hunt Area Map Book here.

For more information on hunting in LBL, call (270) 924-2065

Find A Place To Stay While Hunting in LBL

Land Between The Lakes offers developed campgrounds but most of them may be closed during the hunting season.  You can find affordable hotels and motels as well as resorts, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals by owner near the entrances of Land Between The Lakes.  Use the tools below to find a place to crash for the night (or two!) on your next LBL hunting trip.

Note:  ExploreKentuckyLake.com is not the official site of the Land Between The Lakes. You can access their official site here.


White Egret
Photo by Melodie Cunningham

Commonly mistaken for a heron, egrets can commonly be seen wading in shallow water near the lakes edge.