On the following areas, hunt sites must be registered on a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or Kentucky Fish & Wildlife before the blind is constructed: Barkley Lake, Barren River Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Doug Travis, Green River Lake, Nolin River Lake, Rough River Lake, and Sloughs. Applicants must show a valid hunting license, Kentucky Waterfowl Permit, and Federal Migratory (Duck) Bird Stamp when applying. An applicant may designate one other person as a partner and shall not hold more than one permit per area. Hunt sites registered on these areas not occupied by one hour before sunrise of any day are considered open to other hunters, first-come, first-served basis for that day. Permittees shall not lock blinds to prevent use by other hunters in absence of the permittee. Hunt sites on the above listed areas must be constructed by November 20 and removed within 30 days of the close of the season. Permittees who fail to remove their blind as stated will forfeit the opportunity to obtain a blind the following year. On Barkley, Barren River, Doug Travis, Green River and Sloughs WMAs, hunters who want hunt sites must register and be selected by random drawing. Drawings are held August through October and applicants must be 18 years of age and show a valid Kentucky hunting license, a Kentucky waterfowl permit and a Federal migratory bird stamp at that time. Each person drawn may select a co- owner of the hunt site for hunting in the absence of the person drawn. Co-owners must be present at the drawing. Drawn hunters may use their hunt site the entire season and may use a boat or a portable blind or construct a permanent blind. Each hunt site must be pinned with a permanent marker identifying the permit holders for the hunt site. If drawn hunters do not occupy a blind or hunt site by one- hour before sunrise that day, the blind or hunt site is open to other hunters on a first-come, first-served basis.
DOUG TRAVIS WMA Carlisle & Hickman counties: • Open to statewide regulations for hunting EXCEPT portions of the WMA as identified by signs which are closed from Nov. 1 to March 15. • Blinds must be at least 200 yards apart. • No more than 4 persons shall occupy a single blind at any time.• Waterfowl hunting will cease and hunters must be off the area by 2 p.m. local time each day. Hunters may not enter the area until 4 a.m. • On Forked Lake, Indian Camp Lake, Fish Lake, Number Four Lake, Black Lake and Upper Goose Pond Field, all waterfowl hunting after Nov. 1 will be from Kentucky Fish & Wildlife- designated sites assigned by preseason drawing; even during periods of Mississippi River flooding: - Hunters who want permanent hunt sites must register and be selected by random drawing in September or October; - Individual must be 18 years of age and possess a valid Kentucky Hunting License, Kentucky Waterfowl Permit and Federal Migratory Bird (Duck) Stamp when applying for designated hunt sites; - Blinds must remain within 10 yards of the designated numbered location; - Permanent blinds, if constructed, must be in place by Nov. 20 and removed within 30 days of the close of the season. Persons who fail to remove their blind will forfeit the opportunity to obtain a blind site the following year; - Persons drawn for a designated site (blind owners) may name one other
person as a co-owner who may also claim the site each day; - Blind owners and co-owners may not have more than one designated permanent blind site on the area; - All selected sites must be marked with the blind owner's name and permit number; - Sites not claimed by blind owners by one hour before sunrise may be claimed by other hunters on a first- come, first-served basis.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Doug Travis WMA in Carlisle and Hickman counties will be Saturday, Aug. 25. The drawing will be held at the Doug Travis WMA office, located a half mile south of Berkley on KY 123. Registration occurs at 9 a.m. Central time with the drawing at 10 a.m.
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