Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ky Fish and Wildlife News: Waterfowl blind drawings coming up
Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources News
Waterfowl blind drawing dates set for several
wildlife management areas
Aug. 20, 2015 Contact: Lee McClellan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4443
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The dates are now set for the annual waterfowl blind drawings for Doug
Travis, Lake Barkley, Barren River Lake, Green River Lake and Sloughs Wildlife
Management Areas (WMAs).
Hunters interested in participating
in the waterfowl blind drawing must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid
Kentucky hunting license, a Kentucky migratory game bird – waterfowl hunting
permit and a federal migratory bird permit (also known as a duck stamp) at the
time of the drawing. Those born after Jan. 1, 1975 who participate in the
drawing must also possess their hunter education card.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Doug
Travis WMA in Carlisle and Hickman counties will be 10 a.m. Central time,
Saturday, Aug. 29. The drawing will be held at the WMA office, located one-half
mile south of Berkley on KY 123. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Central.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Lake
Barkley WMA in Trigg and Lyon counties will be 8
a.m. Central, Monday, Sept. 21. The drawing will be held at the shelter on the
east side of the Cumberland River at Lake Barkley Dam, located off U.S. 62 near
Lake City. Participants should use the Power House entrance then turn right
toward the drawing location.
The waterfowl blind drawing for
Sloughs WMA in Henderson and Union counties will be 7 p.m. Central, Tuesday,
Sept. 29. The drawing will be held at Union County Middle School located off
U.S. 60 West in Morganfield. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Central.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Green
River Lake WMA in Taylor and Adair counties will be 10 a.m. Eastern time,
Saturday, Sept. 26. The drawing will be held at the Green River Lake Corps of
Engineers office, located off KY 55 approximately seven miles south of
Campbellsville. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Eastern.
The waterfowl blind drawing for Barren
River Lake WMA in Allen and Barren counties will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Central,
Saturday, Oct. 3. The drawing will be held at the Barren River Lake Corps of
Engineers office, located at the Barren River Lake dam off KY 252.
Hunters drawn for blinds on Doug
Travis, Lake Barkley, Green River Lake, Barren River Lake or Sloughs WMAs must
locate, prepare and maintain the blind site for the duration of the 2015-2016
waterfowl seasons. Each drawn hunter may select a co-owner of the blind site
for use in the absence of the hunter drawn. The co-owner must be present at the
Hunters may construct a permanent
blind or use a boat or portable blind, but each blind site must be permanently
pinned with a permanent marker identifying permit holders for the site. Those
hunters selected hold first rights for use of the blind site, but these blind
sites are open to public use if the selected hunters are not in the blinds by
30 minutes before shooting time.
Before hunting migratory birds, hunters must now go
online to fw.ky.gov or call 1-800-858-1549 weekdays 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Eastern time and fill out the Harvest Information Program (HIP) survey before
they are legal migratory bird hunters.
The process takes less than 5 minutes. Go to
the "My Profile" tab on the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife website to fill out the
survey. Hunters who complete the survey will receive a confirmation number.
This number must be written on the hunting license or Kentucky Migratory Game
Bird-Waterfowl Hunting permit.