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    • Kuttawa Recreational Area
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Hunting

Land Between The Lakes offers more than 230 days of hunting opportunities throughout the year. Six days of spring quota hunts for turkeys (February application required) and 14 days of open season yield a consistently good opportunity. Deer may be hunted during a 115-day fall archery season and three fall quota hunts (July application required), including a youth hunt for hunters 10-15 years old. Hunters will also find opportunities for small game and waterfowl . For more info call 270-924-2065 or 800-LBL-7077.

Public Wildlife Areas: Most of the public wildlife areas are owned by various agencies of the state and federal government. Many have special regulations on hunting/fishing or require special permits. Contact before going.

Modern Gun Nov 12 - 27, 2022
Archery Sept 3, 2022 - Jan 16, 2023
Youth Only Firearms Oct 8 - 9, 2022
Muzzleloader Oct 15 - 16, 2022; Dec 10 - 18, 2022
Free Youth Hunting Weekend: *Dec 31, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023
Crossbow Sep 17, 2022 - Jan 16, 2023

For more information about hunting in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife website. * Hunters ages 15 and under may hunt deer with a firearm without a license or deer permit, if accompanied by an adult. (See elsewhere for county zones, harvest restrictions and hunter requirements for each zone.)

Fall (archery) 2022 Dates TBD
Fall (crossbow) 2022 Dates TBD
Fall (shotgun) 2022 Dates TBD
Spring Youth-only 2023 Dates TBD

Spring 2023 Dates TBD
Fall Aug 20, 2022 - Feb 28, 2023 (except Nov 12-13)

RABBIT & QUAIL Nov 14, 2022 - Feb 10, 2023

The seasons are split. The first duck, coot, & merganser season runs from Nov 24, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022. The season again opens Dec 7, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023.

Canada Goose Sept 16, 2022 - Sept 30, 2022; Nov 24, 2022 - Feb 15, 2023
White-Fronted Goose & Snow Goose Nov 24, 2022 - Feb 15, 2023
Youth Waterfowl Days Nov 19, 2022 & Feb 11, 2023

Doves 2022-23 Dates: Sept 1 - Oct 26; Nov 24 - Dec 4; Dec 24 - Jan 15.

Early Wood Duck and Teal 2022 Wood Duck: Sept 17 - 21 / 2022 Teal: Sept 17 - 25
Notice

For the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding hunting in Kentucky, visit the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife website.