FRANKFORT, Ky. (8/21/13) – Dates are now set for waterfowl blind drawings for Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Barren River Lake, Green River Lake and Sloughs Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs).
Hunters interested in participating in the waterfowl blind drawing must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid 2013-2014 Kentucky hunting license, a Kentucky waterfowl permit and a Federal migratory bird permit at the time of the drawing.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Doug Travis WMA in Carlisle and Hickman counties will be 10 a.m. (Central) Saturday, Aug. 31. The drawing will be held at the WMA office, located one-half mile south of Berkley on KY 123. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (Central)
The waterfowl blind drawing for Lake Barkley WMA in Trigg and Lyon counties will be 8 a.m. (Central) Monday, Sept. 16. The drawing will be held at the shelter on the east side of the Cumberland River at Lake Barkley Dam, located off U.S. 62 near Lake City. Participants should use the Power House entrance then turn right toward the drawing location.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Green River Lake WMA in Taylor and Adair counties will be 10 a.m. (Eastern) Saturday, Sept. 28. The drawing will be held at the Green River Lake Corps of Engineers office, located off KY 55 approximately seven miles south of Campbellsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. (Eastern)
The waterfowl blind drawing for Barren River Lake WMA in Allen and Barren counties will be from 7 to 9 a.m. (Central) Saturday, Oct. 5. The drawing will be held at the Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers office, located at the Barren River Lake dam off KY 252.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Sloughs WMA in Henderson and Union counties will be 7 p.m. (Central) Tuesday, Sept. 24. The drawing will be held at Union County Middle School located off U.S. 60 west in Morganfield. Registration begins at 6 p.m. (Central)
Hunters drawn for blinds on Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Green River, Barren River Lake or Sloughs WMAs are responsible for locating, preparing and maintaining the blind site for the duration of the 2013-2014 waterfowl seasons. Each drawn hunter may select a co-owner of the blind site for use in the absence of the hunter drawn and the co-owner must be present at the drawing.
Hunters may construct a permanent blind or use a boat or portable blind, but each blind site must be permanently pinned with a permanent marker identifying permit holders for the site. Those hunters selected hold first rights for use of the blind site, but these blinds sites open to public use if the selected hunters are not in the blinds by 30 minutes before shooting time.
Information provided by Robert Spencer (Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife)
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