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Welcome to Land Between the Lakes (LBL)


ADVISORY: While most of LBL was unaffected by storm damage in December 2021, there are significant areas of damaged timber in certain sections of LBL. Care needs to be taken when hunting in and around these areas. Beware of loose overhead limbs as well as logging operations. Check out the vicinity map here.

Applications for the youth and adult deer quota hunts at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area are open from July 1 through July 31, 2023. Application fee is $10.

To apply as a group, the group leader will need to be the first in the group to apply. After the credit card payment is accepted, the leader will receive a confirmation email which will include the assigned group number. The group leader must provide the group number for any others to join the group. Any additional group members will be required to enter the group number and group leader’s last name before they can proceed with their application. A group can consist of one to five hunters. Note: Youth hunters can only apply for a youth hunt or apply with an adult for a regular hunt, but not for both.

The LBL Map shows hunt areas and is available to view or print online by clicking here or you can purchase a map at the LBL Welcome Stations. For more information see the Deer Hunting Fact Sheet, available by clicking here.

If you previously applied online for a LBL Quota Turkey or Deer Hunt:

  • Your personal information will already be in the system.
  • You will log-in with your email and password; or if you forgot your password, you will need to follow the forgot my password prompt.
  • If none of your personal information has changed, select your hunt choices (state, dates, and/or preference point).
  • If you need to make changes to your address, email address, or have a name change (i.e. spelling needs to be corrected, marriage, etc.), go into My Hunt Account and edit your profile before you select your hunt choices.
  • Provide your credit card information for payment.

If you are a new applicant, you will need the following:

  • Name, address, date of birth, and last four digits of your social security number; it is critical that this information be entered correctly in the profile to get preference points.
  • Valid email address.
  • First, second, and third choice of hunt dates, or if you want Preference Point.
  • Provide your credit card for payment

If you have the above information ready, you can click on Create Account above to enter your profile information, then you can click on Apply for Hunt to complete your application. Each new applicant will be required to create a password when setting up their profile.

All youth drawn for the November 2023 LBL Youth Quota Hunt may also hunt the December 2023 LBL Youth Quota Hunt using those same Hunt Areas they were drawn to use. There is no separate drawing for the December hunt.

No changes will be allowed to your application once it has been submitted.

If you are unable to create an account or apply for a hunt after following the instructions above, you may email us for assistance at

Deer Hunt Season 2023
Hunt Type Hunt Code Date Permits Notes
KY Youth Hunt A NOVEMBER 4-5(Sat-Sun) and DECEMBER 16-17(Sat-Sun) 825 Either Sex (Area 8 Closed)
KY Conventional Gun B November 17-19, 2023  (Friday-Sunday) 983 Either Sex
KY Muzzleloader C November 17-19, 2023  (Friday-Sunday) 200 Either Sex (Area 8)
Preference Point D Preference Point
Hunt Type Hunt Code Date Permits Notes
TN Youth Hunt E NOVEMBER 4-5(Sat-Sun) and DECEMBER 16-17(Sat-Sun) 793 Either Sex
TN Conventional Gun F October 27-29, 2023 (Friday-Sunday) 683 Either Sex
TN Muzzleloader G October 27-29, 2023 (Friday-Sunday) 80 Either Sex (Area 11)
TN Conventional Gun H November 17-19, 2023 (Friday-Sunday) 636 Either Sex
TN Muzzleloader I November 17-19, 2023 (Friday-Sunday) 130 Either Sex (Area 12)
Preference Point J Preference Point