Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - Updated: 2:06 AM
The deadline for turkey quota hunt applications at Land Between the Lakes is Feb. 28.
Hunters may apply online, 24/7, at lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/ or by phone until 4 p.m. Feb. 28. If applying by phone, call 270-924-2065, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Application fees are $5 online and $7 by phone.
Two adult quota hunts and a youth quota hunt, in both the Kentucky and Tennessee portions of Land Between the Lakes, require prior application. Hunting is not permitted between these dates.
Kentucky and Tennessee quota hunts:
April 8-9, Youth hunt
Ã¢ Â¢ Kentucky: For hunters under age 16
Ã¢ Â¢ Tennessee: For hunters 6-16 years old
Ã¢ Â¢ April 11-12, adult hunt
Ã¢ Â¢ April 15-16, adult hunt
Hunting provides unique recreational opportunities within the region and helps maintain healthy wildlife populations.
Applicants can check the quota hunt website, https://lblquotahunt.hometracker.com/, at the end of March to see if they were drawn.
The non-quota hunting season, which does not require prior application, runs for 14 days.
Kentucky Non-quota Hunt Season:
Ã¢ Â¢ April 17-30
Tennessee Non-quota Hunt Season:
Ã¢ Â¢ April 17-23 and April 24-30
A state license, turkey permit and Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use permit are required. Hunter Use permits may be purchased at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/.
The Land Between the Lakes Recreation Map is available showing hunt area boundaries.
It may be purchased at facilities for $3, or viewed online for free at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/visit/maps/.
The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is also available online, or printed copies may be obtained at Golden Pond Visitor Center.
Hunters will want to be sure to refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map when scouting and hunting on Land Between the Lakes, as licensed motorized vehicles are only permitted on roads identified on the MVUM.
To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.