deer quota 300GOLDEN POND, KY (6/20/12) – Applications for the 2012 Quota Deer Hunts at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area may be submitted July 1-31, online at or by phone at 270-924-2065. The application fee is $5 online, or $7 by phone. After applying, applicants can check back in late-August to see if they were drawn.

Quota hunts provide unique recreational opportunities within the LBL region and help maintain a healthy deer population. Deer harvested on LBL are bonus deer and do not count toward statewide bag limits. All quota hunt permits will be either-sex permits, and there is an LBL-wide one (1) antlered buck limit.

Both adult and youth hunts will be available, along with a limited quota bow hunt in the Kentucky portion. The Youth Hunt is for hunters under age 16 in the Kentucky portion, and 6 through 16 years old in Tennessee. Youth hunters must possess a state-approved hunter safety card according to state regulations. Youth not required to have a hunter safety card must carry a signed safety verification form available on LBL’s website. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21-years-old who meets hunter safety requirements.

Visitors are encouraged to review LBL’s official website at often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures. Follow Land Between The Lakes on Additional LBL information can be found on the website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.

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