Hunting within the Land Between the Lakes is an integral part of the wildlife management program. Because the recreation area has no population of large predators, hunters serve the valuable role of maintaining healthy and sustainable populations of species like white-tail deer.
With over 170,000 acres teeming with game and over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline on Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of hunting opportunities that is unparalleled in the Southeast. Further, with more than 230 days of in-season hunting opportunities, the Land Between the Lakes affords hunters ample chances to enjoy the recreation area.
White-tail deer, wild turkey, squirrels, and other forest game species are abundant throughout LBL. Land Between the Lakes offers annual spring quota and non- quota hunts for turkeys with fall archery and quota gun hunts for deer. Additionally, hunters can also enjoy a variety of camping choices, from the convenience of our developed campgrounds to the rustic adventure of camping Land Between the Lakes back-country. All hunters must have an Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit and applicable state licenses.
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- Hunting is permitted during approved hunting seasons only. See our Hunting Information Sheets for hunt dates. - Hunters must possess a $20 Annual LBL Hunter Use Permit. Permits can be obtained from any LBL Welcome Facility or where ever KY & TN Hunting licenses are sold. - Hunters must also
When preparing to hunt in the Land Between the Lakes is is important to know the regulations. While it is easy to stay wihin the bounds of the law, a good hunter will be sure to understand the rules before they embark on their hunt. Hunting is permitted during
LBL has hunting areas located throughout the recreation area. For a full map of each of the hunting zones, please click on the link below. (Please note, the Land Between the Lakes Maps are approximately 19 pages and the download is extremely large.) Land Between the Lakes Hunting Grand Rivers,