GOLDEN POND, Ky. — Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will open areas typically marked as “No Hunting” zones to archery deer hunting.

Kentucky areas will be open to archery hunting through Jan. 19 and include Hillman Ferry and Energy Lake campgrounds. Tennessee areas will be open to archery hunting through Jan. 4 and include Brandon Spring Group Center and the South Nature Watch Demonstration Area in the eastern portion of Hunt Area 16 south of Ft. Henry Road Piney Campground will remain closed.

Hunters are encouraged to harvest antlerless deer in these areas to maintain healthy deer populations. Hunting is not permitted within 150 yards of any road, facility, building, occupied area, or within 200 yards of any wildlife refuges. Hunters must possess all state required licenses and permits for the state being hunted. Deer hunters age 16 and older must purchase a $25 Land Between The Lakes Hunter Use Permit or $35 with a combination Backcountry Camping Permit. Permits can be purchased online 24/7 under reservations and permits, Golden Pond Visitor Center and Wranglers Campground year-round, or at stores that sell state hunting licenses.

Hunting in forested areas within campground boundaries, away from campsites, is permitted. Maintenance staff will continue working throughout the winter at facilities. Hunters are advised to use extra caution when hunting in these areas. Camping will be available at Wranglers Campground, at Self-service Camping Areas and in Backcountry Areas.

For information on hunting regulations click on general hunting regulations on the hunting page.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development and volunteer support.

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