Dates are now set for the waterfowl blind drawings for Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Barren River Lake and Green River Lake Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs). The drawing date for Sloughs WMA is pending and will be announced soon.
Those hunters interested in participating in the waterfowl blind drawing must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid 2012-2013 Kentucky hunting license, a Kentucky waterfowl permit and a federal migratory bird permit (duck stamp) at the time of the drawing.
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.
The Lake Barkley WMA waterfowl blind drawing will be Monday, Sept. 17. The drawing will be held at the shelter on the east side of the Cumberland River, near the Lake Barkley Dam, off U.S. 62 near Lake City. Applicants should use the Power House entrance then turn right toward the drawing location. The drawing will be held at 8 a.m. Central time.
The Green River Lake WMA waterfowl blind drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 29. The drawing will be held at the Green River Lake Corps of Engineers office off KY 55, approximately 7 miles south of Campbellsville. Registration is 9 a.m. Eastern time with the drawing at 10 a.m.
The Barren River Lake WMA waterfowl blind drawing will be held Saturday, Oct. 6. The drawing will be held at the Barren River Lake Corps of Engineers office at Barren River Lake dam, off KY 252. The drawing will be conducted from 7 to 9 a.m. Central time.
Hunters drawn for blinds on Doug Travis, Lake Barkley, Green River or Barren River Lake WMAs are responsible for locating, preparing and maintaining the blind site for the duration of the 2012-2013 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 blinds sites open to public use if the selected hunters are not in the blinds by 30 minutes before shooting time.