deerGOLDEN POND, Ky. (6/17/14) — Applications for the 2014 Quota Deer Hunts at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area may be submitted July 1-31.

The hunt application link may be found online at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/seendo/outdoor-rec/hunting/, on the homepage (July 1), 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 region and help maintain a healthy deer population. Deer harvested on Land Between The Lakes are bonus deer and do not count toward statewide bag limits. All quota hunt permits will be either-sex permits. There is a one antlered buck limit on Land Between The Lakes regardless of whether it is taken in Kentucky or Tennessee during archery season or a quota hunt.

Both adult and youth hunts will be available. 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 the official Land Between The Lakes website. Each youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old who meets hunter safety requirements.

Come Outside and Play at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area, managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Land Between The Lakes provides outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education for the public to enjoy. We encourage visitors to review the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us often for Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, temporary trail and road closures, and more, or call (800) LBL-7077 or (270) 924-2000. Follow us on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl or @LandBtwnLakes.

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