Department of Fish and Wildlife
Ky Fish and Wildlife News: Waterfowl blind drawings coming up

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 20, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lee McClellan
1-800-858-1549 ext 4443
 


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 drawing.

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.