LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES, KY/TN – Wildlife refuges in Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will re-open on Wednesday, March 16. Areas include Rushing Bay, Duncan Bay, Duncan Lake, Smith Bay, Fulton/Honker Bay, Honker Lake Refuge, Long Creek Waterfowl Refuge, and portions of Energy Lake. Hematite Lake will also open for bank fishing only.
“These areas are closed November 1 through March 15, primarily as waterfowl and eagle refuges. We appreciate public cooperation in protecting these important areas for wildlife,” said Steve Bloemer, Wildlife Program Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “Most wintering eagles and waterfowl begin migrating back north by early to mid-March, allowing the refuges to be re-opened.”