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T E N N E S S E E

HUNTING
& TRAPPING GUIDE

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2017 - JULY 31, 2018

White-tailed Deer Units and Antlerless Hunting: see page 22 www.tnwildlife.org


New Elk Quota Hunting Opportunities: see page 30 Follow us on:
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YOUTH HUNTS
Young Sportsmen Deer Hunts
October 28-29, 2017
January 13-14, 2018
Ages 6-16. Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a
non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain
in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device
and must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as
specified for legal hunters. Youth 10 years of age or older must
meet Hunter Education requirements. Multiple youth may be
accompanied by a single non-hunting adult.

Young Sportsmen Bear Hunt


October 28-29, 2017
Ages 6-16. Limit one (1) per year, either sex. Bear Hunting Zones
1, 2, and 3 only. No dogs allowed.
Each young sportsman must be accompanied by a non-hunting
adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position
to take immediate control of the hunting device and must also
comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for
legal hunters. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter
Education requirements. Multiple youth may be accompanied by
a single non-hunting adult.

Young Sportsmen Waterfowl Hunts


February 3 and 10, 2018
Ages 6-15. Same as regular season daily bag limits.
Federal regulations allow only youth waterfowl hunters from
6-15 years of age to participate. Each young sportsman must be
accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older,
who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the
hunting device. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter
Education requirements. Multiple youth may be accompanied
by a single qualifying adult. The adult accompanying the youth
hunter may not hunt ducks, but may participate in other open
seasons. Geese, coots, gallinules, moorhens, and ducks may be
taken by youth during the Youth Waterfowl Season. WMAs
with special closing times are open all day, each day of the Youth
Waterfowl Season.

Young Sportsmen Spring Turkey Hunt


March 24-25, 2018
Ages 6-16. One (1) bearded turkey per day, which counts toward
the statewide bag, unless taken on a WMA where turkeys are
designated as bonus birds. Each young sportsman must be
accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older,
who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the
hunting device. Youth 10 years of age or older must meet Hunter
Education requirements. Multiple youth may be accompanied by
a single non-hunting adult, who is not required to have a license.

Wildlife Management Area Youth Hunts


Various TWRA Wildlife Management Areas offer special youth
hunts. These hunts are for a range of different wildlife species
like deer, turkeys and doves. Check the various WMA listings
located in the back of this guide for information on these special
hunts.

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T E N N E S S E E

HUNTING
& TRAPPING GUIDE
2017-2018

CONTENTS
3 | Youth Hunts 14 | Manner and Means 35 | Public Hunting Areas
Prohibited Acts Other Hunting Lands
Legal Trapping Devices and Definitions Federal Refuges
6 | Whats New Legal Hunting Hours
Changes to Hunting and Trapping
36 | Wildlife Management
16 | Small Game Hunting
7 | Agency Contact Information Season Dates and Bag Limits
Area Regulations
Regional Offices Bullfrog Hunting General Regulations
Hunting/Fishing Violation Numbers Raccoon and Opossum Hunting Big Game Hunting on WMAs
Commissioner Information Trapping Seasons Small Game Hunting on WMAs
Dog Training Waterfowl Hunting on WMAs
8 | License Fees Dove and Waterfowl Hunting Trapping on WMAs
Resident Licenses
Nonresident Licenses 20 | Big Game Hunting 40 | Wildlife Management Areas
Apprentice Hunting License General Information
WMA Permits Blaze Orange Requirements
Federal Duck Stamp Big Game Check-In Procedures
41 | West Tennessee - Region I
Migratory Bird Permit

22 | Deer Hunting 50 | Middle Tennessee - Region II


10 | License Exemptions and

Hunter Education Information 55 | Farmland Owner License
28 | Bear Hunting
Exemption Statement
12 | General Hunting Regulations
Possession of Live Animals 30 | Elk Hunting
Roadkill Law 56 | Cumberland Plateau - Region III
Hunting Hours
Hunting and Trapping on Private Land
31 | Turkey Hunting
Hunter Education 63 | Hunter/Landowner
Hunting From Stationary Vehicle 32 | Wild Hog Information Permission Card
Permanent Opening Dates 64 | East Tennessee - Region IV
Tentative Application Deadlines
34 | TWRA Firing Ranges
70 | Sunrise and Sunset Schedule

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WHATS NEW FOR 2017-2018
T E N N E S

Several important changes were made to the hunting and


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trapping regulations for the 2017-2018 seasons. Among the HUNTING


& TRAPPING GUI
primary changes are: DE

1. Carcass importation restrictions now apply to any cervid (deer, elk, moose,
caribou) carcasses brought in to Tennessee from any CWD (Chronic
Wasting Disease) positive states or provinces in their entirety (see page 20).
2. Hunters must check in big game animals prior to gifting to another person
or to the animal being transported out-of-state.
3. The total number of elk hunt permits has increased from 11 to 15. This will EFFECTIVE AUGUST
1, 2017 - JULY 31, 2018
White-tailed Deer Units and

include seven archery permits, seven for gun (which includes the auctioned
New Elk Quota Hunting Antlerless Hunting
: see page 22
Includes 2018 Spring Opportunities: see
Turkey
page 30 www.tnwildlife.org
Season Follow us on:

permit), and one youth permit. Two permits were added for both the gun
and archery hunts. The three elk hunt segments (youth, archery and gun)
increased to seven days each. All seven elk hunting zones will now be open About this Guide
for these hunts on the North Cumberland WMA. This high-quality regulation guide
is offered to you by the Tennessee
4. TCA 70-4-120 was amended by the Tennessee Legislature to remove the Wildlife Resources Agency through
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5. A new statewide sandhill crane hunting season has been established. See and habitat programs. Promotional
advertisement does not constitute
the 2017-18 Tennessee Waterfowl Guide for details on the season and how endorsement by TWRA.
to apply for a tag. If you have any feedback or are
interested in advertising, please
6. Changes were made to some regulations and hunt dates on various wildlife contact us:
management areas (WMAs) and refuges. Current regulations for individual ph: (865) 523-5999
WMAs, Refuges and Public Hunting Areas (PHAs) are found in this guide web: www.binghamgroup.com
beginning on page 40 and should be checked prior to hunting.

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your support, Tennessee would not have fish and wildlife management programs.
The publication is not a legal document. It is a summary of Tennessees hunting and trapping regulations. More detailed information on hunting and trapping is available from all
TWRA offices.
Equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from programs of the Tennessee WIldlife Resources Agency is available to all persons without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, age,
disability, or military service. TWRA is also an equal opportunity/equal access employer. Questions should be directed to TWRA, Human Resources Office, P.O. Box 4747, Nashville, TN 37204, (615)
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REGION I REGION II REGION III REGION IV
JACKSON, TN NASHVILLE, TN CROSSVILLE, TN MORRISTOWN, TN

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200 Lowell Thomas Drive Ellington Agricultural Center 464 Industrial Blvd. 3030 Wildlife Way
Jackson, TN 38301 .................731-423-5725 P. O. Box 41489 Crossville, TN 38555 ............. 931-484-9571 Morristown, TN 37814 .......... 423-587-7037
Toll Free................................. 1-800-372-3928 Nashville, TN 37204 ............... 615-781-6622 Toll Free................................. 1-800-262-6704 Toll Free.................................1-800-332-0900
Fax............................................... 731-423-6483 Toll Free................................. 1-800-624-7406 Fax................................................931-456-1025 Fax................................................423-587-7057
Fax................................................615-831-9995

8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m. Ellington Agricultural Center


MondayFriday (local time) P. O. Box 40747
website: www.tnwildlife.org Nashville, TN 37204 ............... 615-781-6500 Fisheries Division ................... 615-781-6575 Human Resources Division 615-781-6594
Boating Education ................. 615-837-6013 Hunter Education ................... 615-781-6538 Quota Hunt Applications ..... 615-781-6621
Boat Registration ................... 615-781-6585 Information & Education .... 615-781-6502 Quota Hunt General Info......615-781-6610
Boating Safety .........................615-781-6682 Law Enforcement/Boating ... 615-781-6580 Wildlife/Forestry Division ... 615-781-6610
...................... 615-781-6552 License Sales ............................ 615-781-6585

HUNTING/FISHING
VIOLATION NUMBERS
Region I .................................. 1-800-831-1173
Region II ................................ 1-800-255-8972
Region III................................1-800-241-0767 Tennessee Fish & Wildlife Commission information
Follow us on: Region IV ................................1-800-831-1174 is available on our website www.tnwildlife.org.
TWRA OFFICES

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LICENSE FEES
Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each Resident Elk License (Type 015) $34.00
year, the beginning of prime shing, and are valid through This license is required after successfully being drawn for the annual elk
the last day of February the following year. quota hunt. Annual Sportsman and Lifetime License holders are exempt from
Note: A Social Security Number is required to purchase a having to purchase the Elk License.
Tennessee hunting or fishing license. Annual Sportsman (Type 004) $166.00
An all-inclusive license valid for hunting, trapping, and sport fishing without
Seasons are subject to change. License fees are subject to change. Migratory any TWRA supplemental licenses or non-quota permits; allows holders to
bird seasons are determined by federal regulations. Most licenses, except apply for quota permits at no additional fee. Annual Sportsman licenses can be
the Lifetime Sportsman License and specialty licenses, such as Wheelchair, purchased from all license agents.
Disabled Veteran, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and Blind Fishing Junior Hunt/Fish/Trap (Type 002) $10.00
licenses, are available from most county clerks, sporting goods stores, Ages 13-15. Good for hunting all game, fishing and trapping. Must be purchased
hardware stores, marinas, the TWRA website (www.tnwildlife.org) and all prior to 16th birthday. No supplemental licenses are required, but special season
TWRA regional oces. and WMA big game permits will need to be purchased in addition to this license.
Fees apply when applying for quota hunt permits as well as left over permits.
Lifetime Sportsman Permanent Senior Citizen Hunt/Fish/Trap (Type 166) $50.00
Age determines the cost. Available at all license agents and can only be purchased when 65th birthday
An all-inclusive lifetime license available to Tennessee residents only is is reached. A valid Tennessee drivers license or proof of age and residency is
required. No supplemental licenses are required, but special season and WMA
valid for hunting, trapping and sportfishing without any TWRA supple- permits will need to be purchased in addition to this license.
mental licenses or permits (not including the Tennessee Guide License). It Fees apply when applying for quota hunt permits as well as left over permits.
allows holders to apply for quota permits at no additional fee. This license Annual Senior Citizen Hunt/Fish/Trap (Type 164) $5.00
is available via application only, that must be sent in with the required
Available at all license agents and can only be purchased when 65th birthday
supplemental information. Applications are available at your local TWRA
is reached. A valid Tennessee drivers license or proof of age and residency is
office and the TWRA website. required. No supplemental licenses are required, but special season and WMA
Applications must be submitted by mail, fax (615-837-4262), to permits will need to be purchased in addition to this license. Fees apply when
applying for quota hunt permits as well as left over permits.
TWRA regional offices, or email (lifetime.license@tn.gov).
Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman (Type 167) $50.00
Type 401 (Under 3 years) $200.00 An all-inclusive license valid for hunting, trapping, and sport fishing without any
TWRA supplemental licenses or non-quota permits and allows holders to apply
Type 406 (Ages 36) $659.00 for quota permits at no additional fee. Available at all license agents and can only
be purchased when 65th birthday is reached.
Type 402 (Ages 712) $988.00
Trapping (Type 019) $34.00
Type 403 (Ages 1350) $1,976.00 The licenses below are only available via application. Applications are
Type 404 (Ages 5164) $1,153.00 available at regional offices or at www.tnwildlife.org
Annual Resident Hunting & Fishing Disabled Under 18 (Type $5.00
Type 405 (Ages 65 & over) $329.00
168)
Resident Licenses Available to Tennessee residents under the age of 18 who meet the requirements of
TCA 70-2-104 as amended. The certification of the total and permanent disability
Resident licenses can be purchased by: issued by a physician licensed to practice in Tennessee must accompany this
Persons who possess a valid Tennessee drivers license or Tennessee state ID application. Renewable annually with current fee. Permits where required.
issued by the Department of Safety. Tennessee state law requires drivers to Permanent Resident Hunting & Fishing Intellect Disabled $10.00
obtain a Tennessee drivers license within 30 days of residency. Out-of-state
(Type 169)
drivers license only accepted for Military Personnel and Students meeting the
criteria below. Tennessee residents over the age of 10 years may purchase by providing a certifica-
tion by a physician licensed to practice in Tennessee as having an intellectual
Persons who do not drive or do not possess a valid drivers license from
disability as described in TCA 33-1-101. Applicant will be required to complete
another state, but who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the Hunter Education Course as provided in TCA 70-2-108. Additional
the genuine intent of making Tennessee their permanent home, may prove restrictions are listed on the back of the license card.
residency by presenting to a TWRA license agent any two of the following
Permanent Wheelchair Hunting and Fishing (Type 189) $10.00
documents:
current Tennessee voter registration card Available only by application to the TWRA License Sales Office. Application must
current Tennessee vehicle registration or title be accompanied by a doctors statement stating that the applicant is permanently
confined to a wheelchair. Covers all license requirements to hunt and fish but
Form I-94 issued by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service holder must purchase any applicable permits.
current rental/mortgage contract or receipt including deed of sale for
property or receipt for payment of Tennessee real estate taxes within Permanent DAV Hunting and Fishing (Type 198) $10.00
last year Available only by application to the TWRA License Sales Office for resident
Military personnel on active duty in this state and children under 16 years veterans certified by the VA as 30 percent disabled by reason of war service or
of age who reside with them, regardless of Tennessee resident status. 100 percent service connected. Covers all license requirements to hunt and fish
Students who are enrolled in a Tennessee school, college or university for at but holder must purchase any applicable permits. Must provide DD214 form and
least six months, with student ID. Veterans Administration letter showing percent of disability.

Hunting and Fishing Combination (Type 001) $34.00 Nonresident Licenses


Minimum license required to fish and/or hunt small game These do not include WMA permits, special season permits or quota hunt
statewide
permits. See Type 094 in next column.
Supplemental Licenses (Types 005, 009, 010, 011 or 015) are required and
must be purchased, in addition to the Type 001 license, in order to hunt deer, Junior Hunt/Fish (Type 070) $11.00
elk, bear, turkey and waterfowl. The type of hunting equipment to be used
determines which supplemental license is necessary. Required for nonresidents ages 1315 to fish or hunt small game.
Waterfowl (Type 005) $38.00
A Type 085 or 086 is required to hunt big game.
Annual Big Game Gun (Type 009) $34.00 7-Day Junior ALL Game (Type 085) $26.50
Annual Big Game Archery (Type 010) $34.00 Junior ALL Game Annual (Type 086) $42.00
Annual Big Game Muzzleloader (Type 011) $34.00 7-Day Hunt-Small Game/Waterfowl (Type 072) $61.50

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Annual Hunt-Small Game/Waterfowl (Type 071) $111.00 1-Day Small Game and Waterfowl (Type 092) $12.50
7-Day All Game (Type 074) $214.50
Annual All Game (Type 073) $306.00 WMA Small Game only (Type 093) $21.00
Annual Trapping (Type 120) $201.00 WMA Nonquota Big Game/Special Antlerless Seasons
Nonresident Elk License (Type 075) (Type 094)
This license is required after successfully being drawn for $301.00 Required for residents and non-residents to hunt the
the annual elk quota hunt. $25.00
statewide antlerless deer gun season, unit L antlerless
Apprentice Hunting License (Type 012) $12.00 private lands hunt and WMA nonquota big game hunts,
including Cherokee.
This is a supplemental license in lieu of a hunter education certificate. All
other applicable hunting licenses and/or permits are required. This license Cherokee WMA Big Game Nonquota (Type 095)
is available to all hunters 10 years of age or older who have not completed $19.00
Required for Cherokee WMA nonquota big game hunts.
the mandatory hunter education course. It exempts the hunter from the
mandatory hunter education law for one year from the date of purchase, but Federal Refuges $15.00
may only be purchased for up to three consecutive years during the lifetime of Type 064 - This permit is required for Cross Creeks and Tennessee
the hunter. Hunters who possess this license must be accompanied by an adult, National Refuge for all hunters including Sportsman License holders.
21 years of age or older, who must meet the hunter education requirements and
be able to take immediate control of the hunting device. Reelfoot Preservation Permit
Required for all users of Reelfoot WMA except those under 16 years of age,
Guide License residents 65 years or older and Sportsman license holders. Permit cost is the
This license is required for anyone who accepts compensation for providing
same for residents and nonresidents.
assistance to another in any act of hunting, fishing, and/or trapping and is
only available via application.
1-Day Reelfoot Preserv. Permit (Type 090) $3.50
Resident Guide License (Type 450) $151.00
3-Day Reelfoot Preserv. Permit (Type 088) $10.50
Nonresident Guide License (Type 455) $651.00

Federal Duck Stamp $25.00 Annual Reelfoot Preserv. Permit (Type 089) $17.00
Federal law requires that each waterfowl hunter, age 16 and over, carry on his/
her person, in addition to a hunting license and state migratory bird permit, a High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit
valid Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck A High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit is required for riding hooved
Stamp) signed in ink across the face. These can be obtained through the Post animals, bicycling, and off-highway vehicle use on designated wildlife
Office, National Wildlife Refuge offices, and some discount and sporting goods management areas. Persons holding a valid hunting license with an appropriate
stores. The stamps can also be purchased online at www.duckstamp.com. permit to hunt on a wildlife management area and youths under age thirteen
(13) are exempt. At least one occupant of a Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) must
Migratory Bird Permit Required possess the proper permit(s). No permit shall be required on roads/trails as
Resident and nonresident hunters must possess a Tennessee Migratory Bird designated. Off-Highway Vehicle is any vehicle capable of traveling off highways
Permit to hunt waterfowl and other migratory birds in Tennessee, available within the state. The term includes all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles, dune
anywhere hunting and fishing licenses are sold. The following do not need buggies and other four-wheeled vehicles used for off-road activities.
this permit:
This permit is required on the following WMAs (Note: not all activities are
Landowners hunting on their own land
permitted on each WMA requiring this permit): Bear Hollow, Bridgestone
Permanent license holders
Firestone - Big Bottom Unit, Catoosa, Cheatham, Forks of the River, Keyes-
Tennessee residents 65 years or older Harrison, Laurel Hill, Luper Mountain, Mt. Roosevelt, North Chickamauga
Tennessee residents under 13 years of age Creek - Patton Unit, North Cumberland, Pea Ridge, Skinner Mountain,
Lifetime license holders Williamsport, Yanahli. Refer to the individual listing for each WMA for more
Military personnel on leave or furlough (with leave papers) specific information on which activities are permitted.
Migratory Bird Permit (Type 006) $2.00 Resident Annual Permit (Type 035) $74.00
Migratory Bird Permit (Type 007) No Fee
Only available to Annual Sportsman license holders. Resident Daily Permit (Type 036) $15.50

Hunter Education Replacement Card (Type 500) $8.00 Nonresident Annual Permit (Type 037) $233.00
To replace a Hunter Education card at a TWRA license agent location, first
Nonresident Daily Permit (Type 038) $37.50
contact your TWRA Regional Office during normal business hours. Verify
that your Hunter Education number has been updated in the TWRA license
system. Then you may go to a TWRA license agent and purchase a Type 500
Native Tennessean
Nonresidents who were born in Tennessee may apply for Native Tennessean
Hunter Education Card Replacement. See page 10 for Hunter Education annual licenses. These licenses provide nonresidents born in the state but no
requirements to hunt in Tennessee. longer residing in the state, the opportunity to purchase annual Tennessee
hunting/fishing/trapping licenses at the same cost as residents. Available by
Wildlife Management Area Permits application only. Details and application available online at www.tnwildlife.org.
Everyone who hunts on Wildlife Management Areas is required to have a
WMA permit except Sportsman License holders and youths under age 16 Misplaced a License?
hunting small game and waterfowl. Youth hunters must be accompanied All hunting and fishing licenses may be replaced at any license agent,
by an adult with a valid WMA small game permit. Youths under 6 may including the Lifetime Sportsman License. Please verify your address at the
not hunt big game on a WMA. All ages need a Type 094 for statewide time of purchase. All duplicate licenses cost $8.00.
antlerless deer gun season and Unit L antlerless private lands hunts.
WMA Small Game and Waterfowl (Type 091) $62.00

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LICENSE EXEMPTIONS AND
HUNTER EDUCATION INFORMATION
License Exemptions education certificate to hunt. However, youths position to take immediate control of the hunting
616 hunting big game on a WMA must have device. Call your local TWRA office or visit the
Residents born before March 1, 1926 (with proof a valid Type 094 or Type 095 permit or quota TWRAs website at www.tnwildlife.org for a listing
of age and residency). permit, as applicable. of scheduled Hunter Education classes.
Military personnel on leave carrying leave papers.
Landowners, their spouses and children who Farmland Owner License
hunt on farmland which is owned by said Exemption Hunter Education Field Day
landowners. The aforementioned must be Persons hunting without a license under a Exemption
residents of Tennessee but need not reside on resident farmland owner exemption must
An exemption for the Tennessee Hunter
the land. This license exemption does not apply complete and sign a statement attesting where
Safety Field Day is available for anyone over
if the farmland is owned jointly or in common the property is located and how this land the age of 21. To receive this exemption
by unrelated persons. qualifies for a landowner exemption. Persons and a Hunter Safety card and certificate,
Resident grandchildren (under the age of 16) may complete the form in advance and carry it you must follow these steps:
and resident great-grandchildren (under the with them while hunting or they may complete
age of 16) who hunt on farmland which is the form when requested in the field by a 1. Complete the following online class,
owned by their resident grandparents or great- TWRA official or when checking game. A form making sure you choose the course that
is provided on page 55 of this guide. Additional is designated for individuals over the
grandparents. (See below, Farmland Owner
forms are available at TWRA offices and TWRAs age of 21: www.Hunter-Ed.com this
License Exemption.)
website (www.tnwildlife.org). Landowners and course costs $24.50, and its interactive,
Tenants, their spouses and their dependent narrated, and offers daily (including
children who hunt on farmland which is owned their children hunting on their parents land
weekend) live customer service via email
by an individual or a family. The aforementioned under this exemption are also exempt from
or telephone with a toll-free number.
must be residents of Tennessee and must Hunter Education Certification requirements
and blaze orange requirements. 2. Complete the Hunter Education Field
actually reside on the land and have permission Day Exemption form on our website:
of the landowner to hunt. A tenant is a person www.tnwildlife.org under the Hunter
who, for money, free rent or other consideration, Mandatory Hunter Education Education informationand mail, fax, or
cares for farmland. The tenancy must be All hunters, resident or nonresident, born on email with required documentation and
agricultural in nature. or after Jan. 1, 1969, must possess proof that payment (check, money order or credit
First cousins who own farmland jointly or in they have successfully completed a Hunter card only) to the address listed on the
common may fish and hunt small game on the Education course. Hunter Education certification form.To request a form, please contact
farmland. Their children may fish and hunt is accepted from all other states. Those under the Hunter Education Coordinator at
small game as well. 10 years of age do not need a Hunter Education 615-781-6538.
certificate, but must be accompanied by an adult 3. Payment (check, money order or credit
Resident and nonresident youths under
at least 21 years of age who must remain in a card) to the addresses listed on the form.
13. Hunters ages 1012 need only a hunter

NOTICE OF INSPECTION LAW: It is the duty of every person participating in the privileges of taking or possessing wildlife to permit
agency officers to ascertain whether the requirements of the title are being faithfully complied with, including the possession of a
proper license. It is a violation of law to refuse such inspection or to interfere with an officer attempting such inspection.

Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact

Member States
Member (44)
In Process (5)
No (1)

As of May 16, 2017

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact is an agreement that recognizes the suspension of hunting, fishing, and trapping licenses in member
states. This means that illegal activities in one state can affect a persons hunting or fishing privileges in all participating states. Any person whose
license privileges or rights are suspended in a member state may also be suspended in Tennessee. If a persons hunting, fishing, or trapping rights
are suspended in Tennessee, they may be suspended in member states as well. This cooperative interstate effort will enhance the TWRAs ability
to protect and manage our wildlife resources. See our website: www.tnwildlife.org for more information.

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GENERAL HUNTING REGULATIONS
Possession of Live Animals available at www.tnwildlife.org). If a hunter or Cherokee. Nothing in this subsection shall
trapper is found without that written permission, authorize a person to use any handgun to hunt
No person shall, at any time or by any means,
that hunter or trapper is subject to prosecution. unless such person is in full compliance with
possess or transport live animals taken under
all wildlife laws, rules and regulations.
the authority of the hunting and trapping Hunting From Motorized Vehicle
season proclamations. No native species may be or Vessel For all other Federally managed properties
taken out of the wild and kept as pets. such as refuges and military installations
Where hunting is allowed from vessels, it is (example: Oak Ridge WMA) contact that
Protected Species legal to hunt from any vessel, so long as the specific facility or location.
The taking, killing and/or illegal possession of vessel is not under forward motion from any
hawks, owls, songbirds, endangered species or influence of mechanical means or sail. On
any other species (i.e. snakes) for which a season private property, it is legal to hunt from any
is not set is prohibited. motorized vehicle (to include ATVs, golf
carts, etc.), provided the vehicle is stationary.
There is evidence cougars and alligators are Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as
expanding their territories into Tennessee. authorizing hunting from a vessel, automobile,
Species expanding their ranges into Tennessee are or other motor vehicle while under power.
protected and may not be taken until a hunting Nothing in this subsection permits hunting
season is proclaimed. Alligators and cougars are from or across a public road or right-of-way.
protected by state laws in Tennessee.
Assisting Hunters
Roadkill Law
Hunters who have filled their seasonal or
TCA 70-4-115 allows that, except for non-game daily bag limit for any species may continue to
and federally protected wildlife species, wild accompany other hunters provided they are not
game animals accidentally killed by a motor in possession of any ammunition or any firearm
vehicle may be possessed for personal use and or archery equipment. This person must also
Treestands
consumption. However, possession of a deer comply with all other legal requirements. The TWRA urges all deer hunters
or elk killed by a motor vehicle is permitted hunting from treestands to use
only if the person notifies the TWRA or any Handgun Carry a fall-restraint system. Most deer
law enforcement officer and supplies his/ General Regulations hunting accidents involve hunters
her name within 48 hours. A bear killed by a Persons with a handgun carry permit pursuant falling from a treestand. Proper
motor vehicle may be possessed only upon the to TCA 39-17-1351 may possess a handgun the use of a fall-restraint system could
issuance of a receipt from the TWRA. See page entire year while on the premises of any TWRA prevent or lessen the severity of
12 for contact information for TWRA regional Wildlife Management Area, Public Hunting these accidents.
offices. Area, or Refuge, including North and South
Hunting Hours
Crows, doves, ducks (including the early Permanent Opening Dates
duck season), geese, gallinules, rails, turkey,
woodcock, snipe: shooting hours are one-half Free Hunting Day Fourth Sat. in Aug.
hour before legal sunrise to legal sunset, except
for dove hunting on opening day when shooting Squirrel Fourth Sat. in Aug.
hours will begin at noon.
Grouse Second Sat. in Oct.
For all other game species except those listed
below, legal hunting hours are one-half hour Quail First Sat. in Nov.
before legal sunrise to one-half hour after
legal sunset. Fox and rabbit chasing, furbearer Rabbit First Sat. in Nov.
trapping, raccoon, opossum and bullfrog
Deer/Archery Fourth Sat. in Sept.
hunting may be done day or night.
Deer/Muzzleloader Third Sat. before Thanksgiving
Hunting And Trapping
On Private Land Deer/Gun Sat. before Thanksgiving
In Tennessee, state wildlife laws have always
Deer/Young Sportsman Last Sat. in Oct.
required hunters and trappers to obtain
permission from landowners to use private Spring Turkey Sat. closest to April 1
property. In fact, it is advisable to get written
permission to hunt and is required to trap. Tentative Quota Hunt Application Deadlines
With the passage of TCA 70-4-106 in 1990, a
Hunting By Written Permission law went into WMA Big Game Hunts Fourth Wed. in July
effect. Simply, the law states that if private land
has been properly posted by the owner with WMA Waterfowl Hunts Last Wed. in Sept.
signs that include his or her name and address
plus the wording HUNTING BY WRITTEN WMA Spring Turkey Hunts Third Wed. in Jan.
PERMISSION ONLY, a hunter or trapper must Statewide Sandhill Crane Hunts Last Wed. in Sept.
carry the owners written permission (form

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MANNER AND MEANS
Legal Hunting Devices
All firearms, hunting devices and ammunition listed in the below table are legal for hunting purposes according to the individual species listed. If a firearm,
hunting device or ammunition is not listed in the below table it is illegal to hunt with in Tennessee. Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) may have restric-
tions on certain legal hunting devices.
Big Game Small Game
Migratory Furbearers4 All Other
Firearm, hunting device and ammunition Deer Bear Elk Turkey
Birds and Crow Small Game
Shotguns (including muzzleloading shotguns) using
No No No Yes Yes3 Yes Yes
ammunition loaded with No. 4 or smaller shot
Shotguns (including muzzleloading shotguns) using
ammunition loaded with T shot (0.20 inch diameter) No No No No Yes3,6 Yes No
or smaller
Shotguns (including muzzleloading shotguns) using
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes1 No
ammunition loaded with single solid ball or slugs
Rifles and handguns using rimfire ammunition and air
No No No No No Yes Yes
guns (.25 caliber or smaller)
Rifles and handguns using centerfire ammunition (full
Yes Yes Yes No No Yes1,5 No
metal jacketed ammunition prohibited)
Muzzleloading firearms (rifles and handguns) .36 cal.
Yes7 Yes7 Yes7 No No Yes1,7 Yes1,7
or larger
Muzzleloading firearms (rifles and handguns) less than
No No No No No Yes7 Yes7
.36 cal.
Archery equipment (longbows, recurves, compounds
Yes2 Yes2 Yes2 Yes2 Yes Yes Yes
and crossbows)

1. If using this equipment while hunting during deer, elk or bear season you must be a legal big game hunter (see Misc. No. 9).
2. Hunting arrows and bolts must be equipped with sharpened broadheads.
3. Waterfowl may only be hunted with non-toxic shot of size T or smaller.
4. Furbearers are defined as beaver, bobcat, coyote, fox, groundhog, mink, muskrat, opossum, river otter, raccoon, skunk and weasel.
5. It is illegal to use rifles and handguns using centerfire ammunition from 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.
6. Migratory birds, except waterfowl, may only be hunted with ammunition loaded with No. 4 or smaller shot.
7. Muzzleloading firearms are defined as those firearms which are incapable of being loaded from the breech.

Prohibited Acts Predator calls while night hunting. or any shotgun shell loaded with shot other
1. Possession of ammunition except that Pod arrows (any pod-type device for than non-toxic while hunting waterfowl,
as specifically authorized is prohibited holding drugs or chemicals on an arrow) or coots, gallinules, Virginia rails, and sora rails.
while hunting. any drugs or chemicals used in pod arrows Any firearm including air guns using
2. The use or possession and/or the accompanying while archery hunting. archery bolts.
of anyone using or possessing raccoon calls, Explosive arrowheads while archery hunting. Tracer ammunition
squallers, weapons, ammunition, or climbers Firearms capable of fully automatic fire.
while training dogs is prohibited during training Firearms or archery equipment with any Legal Trapping Devices
season, except raccoon calls may be used during device utilizing an artificial light capable of and Definitions
authorized field trials. locating wildlife. 1. Steel leg-hold traps must have an outside
3. The use of dogs in taking or attempting to Any electronic light amplifying night measure of jaw spread that is 9 inches or less,
take deer or elk is prohibited. Taking or vision scope, thermal imaging device, or as measured at the widest point. Steel square
attempting to take deer being pursued by similar devices while in possession of a instant-kill traps must have an exterior jaw
dog(s) is prohibited. firearm or archery tackle between sunset measurement 16 inches or less, as measured
4. Juveniles under the age of eighteen (18) are and sunrise. at the widest point, and steel circular instant-
prohibited from using handguns for the Electronic calls or live decoys while kill traps must have an exterior measurement
purpose of hunting. hunting wild turkey, foxes and waterfowl 12 inches or less, as measured at the widest
5. No person shall make use of bait to take (except electronic calls are legal during the point.
wildlife unless the bait has been removed and Conservation Season for Blue, Snow and 2. Live traps are legal for taking any species of
any electronic feeder disabled at least 10 days Ross geese). wildlife listed as having a trapping season.
prior to hunting. Rifles or handguns with full metal jacketed Live traps are defined as those traps that act
6. Possession of firearms prohibited while ammunition. as a cage after capture.
chasing coyote, fox and bobcat with dogs from Rifles or handguns with centerfire 3. Steel cable snares having a minimum cable
the first Saturday in November through the ammunition between 30 minutes after diameter of 5/64 inch and a maximum cable
end of the deer season. sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. diameter of 3/32 inch are legal for all legal
7. Use or possession of the following equipment furbearer species during the legal trapping
Any loose shot other than non-toxic (as
is prohibited: season. All snares shall have affixed a tag
approved by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

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bearing the name of the owner. Spring a one-piece filler, incapable of removal during the muzzleloader and gun seasons.
activated snares other than Collarum snares without disassembling the gun, so its total 6. Pursuant to TCA 39-17-1351, persons
are prohibited. capacity does not exceed three (3) shells. with a valid handgun carry permit may
4. Commercially available dog-proof traps, also 3. All persons who hunt migratory game birds possess a handgun the entire year while
known as species-specific traps, are legal for are required to have in their possession on the premises of any TWRA refuge,
trapping. a valid Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit public hunting area, state owned wildlife
5. Cushion-hold traps, laminated jaw traps, (TMBP) in addition to other required management area or, to the extent
off-set wide jaw traps, off-set laminated jaw Tennessee licenses and permits, with the permitted by federal law, national forest
traps and wide jaw traps with an outside following exceptions: land maintained by the state, and private
measure of jaw spread that is 9 inches or disabled veterans (who possess a Type land. For other federally managed properties
less, as measured at the widest point and a 198 license) hunters should contact that specific facility
minimum jaw thickness of inch, may be landowners hunting on their own land or location. Nothing in this subsection shall
used for all sets. Double-jaw traps with an lifetime license holders authorize a person to use any handgun to
outside spread of 9 inches or less of the upper hunt unless such person is in full compliance
residents of Tennessee under 13 years of age with all wildlife laws, rules and regulations.
and lower jaw combined and a minimum jaw
thickness of inch may be used for all sets. residents of Tennessee who are 65 or older 7. During a deer archery only season, a fall
6. For trapping purposes "water set" is defined Military personnel on leave or furlough turkey hunter may not be in possession of both
to mean traps set in water adjacent to and 4. Refer to federal regulations 50 CFR Ch. archery equipment and shotguns and/or rifles.
part of streams, ponds, lakes, wetlands or 1 (21.41 and 21.43) for conditions and 8. During archery deer/bear seasons a properly
other water courses and includes floating restrictions applicable to the taking of crows licensed big game hunter may use air guns .25
sets. in certain depredation or health hazard caliber or smaller to hunt small game while
7. Trappers shall mark all of their traps with situations outside of the crow sport hunting archery hunting for deer/bear. During the
their name or TWRA ID number. season. muzzleloader and gun deer/bear season, a legal
8. Steel traps placed inside a hole, cave or den 5. Pursuant to federal regulations, during the deer or bear hunter may use rimfire or airguns
or in a hollow log, hollow stump or any like Light Goose Conservation Season, waterfowl .25 caliber or smaller to hunt small game.
place shall be placed twelve (12) or more hunters may use unplugged shotguns and 9. During an archery only or muzzleloader/
inches inside the entrance of such place, electronic calls. archery only deer, bear or elk season,
and it is unlawful to place steel traps in the furbearers may not be taken with rifles and
open, except for water sets and traps listed in Miscellaneous handguns using centerfire ammunition.
number five (5) above. 1. Where hunting is allowed from vessels, During the gun/muzzleloader/archery
9. Lethal sets such as instant kill traps and it is legal to hunt from any vessel, so long seasons, furbearers may be taken by legal big
water set (drowning) traps must be as the vessel is not under forward motion game hunters licensed for the weapon they
inspected every seventy-two (72) hours. from any influence of mechanical means or are using.
All other traps must be inspected every sail. On private property, it is legal to hunt 10. The use of suppressors/silencers is legal for
thirty-six (36) hours and any wildlife caught from any motorized vehicle (to include persons possessing the required federal
in the traps shall be removed. ATVs, golf carts, etc.), provided the vehicle license from the United States Department of
is stationary. Nothing in this subsection (1) Treasury. Hunters using these devices must
10. For trapping seasons, see page 16.
shall be construed as authorizing hunting have proof of such license on their person.
from a vessel, automobile or other motor
Legal Hunting Hours vehicle while under power. Nothing in this
1. All big game and small game species (except subsection permits hunting from or across a
bullfrogs, raccoons, opossums, migratory public road or right-of-way.
birds and the chasing of foxes and rabbits) 2. Hunters who have filled their seasonal or
is permitted during daylight hours only daily bag limit for any species may continue
(30 minutes before official sunrise until 30 to accompany other hunters provided they
minutes after official sunset) except turkey, are not in possession of any ammunition or
which is open only until official sunset. any weapon. This person must also comply
2. Hunting of bullfrogs, raccoons, opossums, with all other legal requirements. Access for Potential Ad Space
the chasing of foxes and rabbits, and the hunters accompanying may be limited on
trapping of furbearers is permitted day or some WMAs. A bear hunter who has filled
night unless restricted by Proclamation. No the daily or seasonal limit may continue
foxes or rabbits may be shot while chasing/ to carry a firearm and take hogs where
training at night. incidental taking is allowed.
3. Hunting of migratory birds is to comply 3. Every game animal, wounded or
with federal regulations for migratory birds, unwounded by hunting and/or trapping
unless restricted by Proclamation. and taken into possession by the hunter
or trapper shall be immediately slain and
Migratory Bird Regulations become part of the daily bag limit. No
1. Federal regulations relative to baiting, person shall, at any time, or by any means,
firearms, bag and possession limits, wanton possess or transport live animals taken
waste, tagging and methods of hunting are under the authority of hunting season
hereby adopted and will be applicable to proclamations.
hunting and/or taking of species listed. 4. Gigs, angling equipment, archery, rimfire
2. No person shall hunt migratory game and air firearms are legal for taking bullfrogs.
birds, except crows, with a shotgun of any 5. Archery equipment is permitted during
description capable of holding more than the archery, muzzleloader and gun seasons.
three (3) shells, unless it is plugged with Muzzleloader equipment is permitted

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SMALL GAME HUNTING
Hunting Seasons
All hunting seasons are closed unless
opened by specific Tennessee Fish and
Wildlife Commission proclamations.
Possession limit is twice the daily bag limit, except
for migratory game birds, and except on opening day.
Dogs are allowed for hunting all small game species,
except on specific WMAs where indicated.
Armadillo, Beaver, Coyote, Groundhog, Striped
Skunk - Open year-round. No limit.
Fox, Mink, Muskrat, River Otterb, Spotted Skunk,
Small Game Species Weasel - Open Nov. 17, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018. No limit.
Migratory Birds Furbearers Other Bobcata - Open Nov. 17, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018. Limit 1
Coots Beaver Armadillo per day.
Crow Bobcat Bullfrog
Trapping Seasons
Moorhens/Gallinules Coyote Collared Dove
Beaver, coyote, groundhog - Open year-round. No
Rails Fox Grouse limit.
Mourning Dove Groundhog Quail Bobcata, Fox, Mink, Muskrat, Opossum, River Otter b,
Snipe Mink Rabbit Raccoon, Spotted Skunk, Striped Skunk, Weasel -
Woodcock Muskrat Squirrel Open Nov. 17, 2017 - Feb. 28, 2018; no limit.
Opossum a. Bobcat pelts must be tagged with Tennessee
Waterfowl regulations are U.S. CITES tags in order to be exported from
River Otter
published in a separate guide the U.S. Contact your TWRA regional office for
Raccoon instructions.
and also available on the
TWRA website. Skunk b. All river otters harvested must be tagged by
Weasel harvester with Tennessee U. S. CITES tags. Contact
your TWRA regional office for instructions.
Legal Traps & Specific hunting is prohibited one day before and
Regulations during bear hunts that allow the use of
Regarding legal trapping devices and specific hounds. During bear hunts that prohibit the
use of hounds, raccoon and opossum hunters
regulations see page 14-15.
are limited to 2 dogs per vehicle.
Bullfrog Hunting On the Ocoee Bear Reserve, raccoon and
All waters of the state are open to bullfrog opossum hunting is open the day after bear
hunting except waters within state and federal seasons end in Bear Hunt Zone 3 and runs
wildlife refuges. Season is open year-round, until February 1. Hunters are limited to 2 dogs
except on TWRA managed lakes the season per vehicle.
is June 130. Bag limit is 20 per person, per Dog Training BEAGLE CHASE HUNTING SERVICE
night. The use of firearms is prohibited for
Training of bird dogs and squirrel dogs is LETS GO RABBIT HUNTING
bullfrog hunting on wildlife management BILLY MONTAGUE, GUIDE
areas and TWRA lakes, except air guns may permitted year-round on private lands, during
be used. Only domestically raised bullfrogs or daylight hours only. Training of rabbit dogs
parts thereof may be sold. A hunting license is is permitted year-round on private lands day Booking Now RABBIT HUNTING
required to take bullfrogs. No WMA permit and night. The chasing of foxes with hounds 2017-2018 Season TN. ARK. MISS.
is required. is permitted year-round, day and night. A
hunting license is required while training
Raccoon and Opossum Hunting dogs except when a person is competing in $100 PER GUN
Opossum can be taken during the raccoon recognized field trials. When training on a YOUR LAND
hunting season, no limit. Night is defined as WMA, a small game permit (see page 9) is
one 24-hour period beginning at sunset. required. Refer to specific WMA listings for $150 PER GUN
WMA dog training seasons. See page 28 for MY LAND
Private Land Season - Open sunset July 1 bear dog training.
through sunrise Sept. 15, 2017. Bag limit is 1
per person per night. WMAs and all other MINIMUM 3 HUNTERS
Raccoon Dog Training (no taking) PER HUNT
public lands are closed during this period.
Year-round except where regulated by Private
Statewide - Open sunset Sept. 15, 2017 Acts. The following counties are regulated
through sunrise Feb. 28, 2018; bag limit 2 per by Private Acts: DeKalb County is open for
person per night. year-round training except in the portion Home: 901-465-3852
lying south and west of State Hwy. 96 and U. S. Cell: 901-626-5822
Special Regulations for Bear Hwy. 70 where the training season will open
Reserves 30 days prior to the hunting season. Refer to www.rabbithuntwithbilly.virb.com
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SMALL GAME HUNTING
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Fall Squirrel Aug. 26 Feb. 28 10

Spring Squirrel (2018) May 12 June 10 10

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1. Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit required (see page 9).


2. No limit on Eurasian collared doves; however, any doves not readily identifiable as Eurasian collared
doves will be considered mourning doves and count towards the mourning dove daily bag and
possession limits.
3. Daily bag limit not to exceed two (2) wood ducks during the Wood Duck/Teal season.
* The possession limit is three (3) times the daily limit for all migratory game birds, except opening day
when it shall be the same as the daily bag limit, and the second day of the season when it shall be twice
the daily bag limit, and except for crows which have no limit.

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BIG GAME HUNTING

All hunting seasons are closed unless opened by


specific Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission Stop the Spread of
Proclamation. Big game animals are deer, turkey, Chronic Wasting Disease
bear and elk.
For legal hunting methods, see page 14.
Don't let ignorance of the law cost you a trophy of a lifetime
Fluorescent Orange: Hunters must wear on the upper portion Carcass Importation laws are in effect
of their body and head a minimum of 500 square inches of
daylight fluorescent orange (blaze orange), visible front and CWD has NOT yet been found in Tennessee
back while hunting big game except on archery-only and and is not known to pose a risk to human
turkey hunts. A hat and vest fulfills requirements. Blaze orange health. Should CWD ever be discovered in
camo is legal if it contains 500 square inches of fluorescent Tennessee, it will absolutely have an affect on
orange. In those areas where the archery-only deer season the way we manage our white-tailed deer herd.
dates overlap with another big game gun season (i.e. bear), Therefore...
archers are required to wear 500 square inches of daylight
If you plan on hunting cervids (mule deer,
fluorescent orange. white-tailed deer, moose, or elk) in states and
Field Dressing Big Game: Evidence of species or sex of big game Canadian provinces having had occurrences of
animals must not be destroyed prior to checking in and/or while CWD, you must properly prepare the carcass
the animal is afield. Normal field dressing, quartering and icing Chronic Wasting Disease, according to the instructions below BEFORE
otherwise known as transporting it into Tennessee.
down of the meat is permitted. Turkeys must remain intact until CWD, is a transmissible,
checked in. Visit www.tnwildlife.org for a list of CWD
neurological disease of states and provinces and detailed information
Big Game Found Dead: All big game found dead should be left deer and elk producing regarding importation regulations.
where found and need not be reported. Individuals wanting to small lesions in brains
keep big game found dead, or any portion of the animal, must of infected animals. It is Carcass Preparation Procedures
first contact the local Regional TWRA office within 48 hours characterized by loss of Carcasses and other cervid parts from these
for authorization. body condition, behavioral areas that may be brought into or possessed in
abnormalities and death. Tennessee include:
Any vehicle in which an illegally possessed big game animal CWD is classified as a
a. meat that has bones removed
is found is subject to confiscation. Big game, except bear, transmissible spongiform
encephalopathy (TSE), b. antlers, antlers attached to cleaned skull
accidentally killed by a motor vehicle may be possessed by any plates or cleaned skulls (where no meat
person for personal use and consumption if the TWRA or a and is similar to mad
cow disease in cattle and or tissues are attached to the skull)
local law enforcement agency is notified within 48 hours. A
scrapie in sheep. c. cleaned teeth
bear killed by a motor vehicle may be possessed only upon the
issuance of a receipt from the TWRA. While the possibility of d. finished taxidermy and antler products
human infection remains e. hides and tanned products.
a concern, it is important Failure to comply with the above
to note there have been no will be in violation of Tennessee law!
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BIG GAME CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
Big Game Check-In Procedures
Deer and Turkey or exceed 75 pounds. The reproductive sex organs shall remain attached to
Deer and turkey shall be checked in at any approved TWRA checking each bear harvested at least until the bear has been officially checked in at any
station, on the TWRA website, or by the TWRA mobile application official checking station.
before leaving the state or being gifted to another, and before the end of Elk
the calendar day. Evidence of the animals sex, species and antlered status
Elk shall be checked in as instructed in the hunters informational packet.
(if applicable) must remain with the animal while afield and until checked
in. Turkeys must remain intact until checked in. After check in, the All Big Game
harvest confirmation number shall be available for inspection by TWRA
personnel until time of final processing. It is a violation of this section to provide false information during the
check-in process. By completing the required check-in information, whether
Bear on paper or electronic form, the hunter is affirming that the information as it
appears on the permanent record is valid and correct. This harvest record is
Bears must be checked in at any approved physical checking station
a legal document. The harvest confirmation number shall accompany any big
(excluding internet and mobile applications). Bears may be whole or field
game animals taken to a taxidermist or meat processor.
dressed, but must weigh 75 pounds or greater when checked in. If bears
are quartered or boned out, the total of the meat, hide, etc., must equal

There Are Three Ways You May Check-In Big Game Animals
*REMEMBER: Big game must
Physical Checking Station On the Internet Mobile Application
be checked-in the same day as
1. Take your harvest to the 1. Go online to 1. Download and open harvested and before leaving the
local checking station www.tnwildlife.org the TWRA mobile app state or being gifted to another.
2. Provide your harvest 2. Provide your harvest "TWRA On The Go"
information information 2. Provide your harvest Emergency Hunting Season Closures:
3. Keep a record of your 3. Keep a record of your information Unusual events such as flooding, fire, or other
confirmation number confirmation number 3. Keep a record of your environmental factors may necessitate the
4. All bears must be 4. Not a valid method for confirmation number immediate closure of hunting seasons in specific
checked in this manner bear check-in 4. Not a valid method for areas of the state. Check our website (www.
bear check-in tnwildlife.org) for potential closure notifications.

Mobile Application
If an animal is checked in using the TWRA Mobile
Application, the "TWRA On The Go" app will
automatically populate an entry in the Hunters
Harvest Log & Diary. That digital version containing
a confirmation number is all that is required as long
as you have an operating cell phone or other mobile
device. If there are concerns about losing signal or
battery power, it is advisable for you to keep a record of
your confirmation number.

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DEER HUNTING
White-tailed Deer Hunting Units
PICKETT
CLAY HANCOCK SULLIVAN
STEWART MONTGOMERY ROBERTSON MACON CLAIBORNE JOHNSON
SUMNER HAWKINS
FENTRESS SCOTT CAMPBELL
OBION TROUSDALE
LAKE HENRY
WEAKLEY CHEATHAM JACKSON OVERTON GRAINGER WASHINGTON CARTER
HOUSTON UNION
SMITH HAMBLEN
GREENE
DICKSON DAVIDSON WILSON UNICOI
PUTNAM MORGAN ANDERSON
DYER BENTON JEFFERSON
GIBSON HUMPHREYS
CARROLL KNOX
DEKALB COCKE
WHITE CUMBERLAND
WILLIAMSON RUTHERFORD
CROCKETT
HICKMAN CANNON
ROANE
SEVIER
Unit A
LAUDERDALE LOUDON
VANBUREN BLOUNT
HENDERSON WARREN
HAYWOOD MADISON
PERRY MAURY RHEA Unit B
TIPTON DECATUR LEWIS BLEDSOE
BEDFORD
COFFEE GRUNDY MONROE
CHESTER
MARSHALL MEIGS
MCMINN Unit C
SEQUATCHIE
MOORE
SHELBY FAYETTE WAYNE
HARDEMAN
MCNAIRY HARDIN LAWRENCE GILES
LINCOLN FRANKLIN HAMILTON BRADLEY
Unit D
MARION POLK

Unit L

Unit A Counties Unit C Counties Unit L Counties


Unit A includes Bradley, Carter, Hamilton, Unit C includes Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Unit L includes Bedford, Benton, Cannon, Carroll,
Hawkins, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, Marion, Hamblen, Jefferson, Unicoi, Union, Washington. Cheatham, Chester, Coffee, Crockett, Davidson,
McMinn, Meigs, Rhea, Roane, Sullivan. Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Franklin, Gibson,
Unit D Counties Giles, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson,
Unit B Counties Unit D includes Blount, Monroe, Polk, Sevier. Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake,
Unit B includes Anderson, Bledsoe, Campbell, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon,
Claiborne, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Madison, Marshall, Maury, McNairy, Montgomery,
Grundy, Hancock, Jackson, Morgan, Overton, Moore, Obion, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford,
Pickett, Putnam, Scott, Sequatchie, Van Buren, Shelby, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Tipton, Trousdale,
Warren, White. Wayne, Weakley, Williamson, Wilson.

Deer Seasons and Bag Limits


Antlered Deer: Male or female deer with antler protruding above the hairline.
Antlerless Deer: Male or female deer with no antler protruding above the hairline.

Season Type Season Dates Antlerless Bag Limits Antlered Bag Limit

Unit L Unit A Unit B Unit C Unit D Statewide

Young Sportsman* (G/M/A) Oct. 28 - 29 and Jan. 13 - 14, 2018 3/day 2* 2* 2* 2*


2
Archery (A) Sept. 23 - Oct. 27 and Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 3/day 4 4 4 4
(one antlered deer
Muzzleloader/Archery (M/A) Nov. 4 - 17 3/day 2 2 1 1 per day, not to
exceed
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery 1 1 2 for the license year)
Nov. 18 - Jan. 7, 2018 3/day 2 1 (Nov. 18 - (Nov. 18 -
(G/M/A)** Dec. 3 only) Nov. 24 only)

Unit L: Private Lands Only


Antlerless Deer Only*** Jan. 8 - Jan. 12, 2018 3/day CLOSED CLOSED
(G/M/A)**

* Youths 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment (G/M/A). Young sportsmen must be
accompanied by a nonhunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who
must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult
Antlerless bag limits for Units A, B, C and D are not to exceed a total of 2 antlerless deer for the four days combined.
** A Type 094 permit is required to hunt antlerless deer during this season except for landowners hunting under the landowner exemption (as described in
T.C.A. 70-2-204) and Sportsman License holders. A Type 094 permit is required for all ages.
*** Hunting is allowed on all privately owned lands in Unit L (including leased land and lands owned by individuals). It is the responsibility of all hunters
to obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on privately owned lands. No public lands or WMAs are open during this period. No antlered deer may be
taken during this period.

Antlerless deer hunters may harvest up to the unit antlerless bag limit in each unit. Moving to a different county within the same deer hunt unit does not
increase the hunters bag limit.
Archery equipment is legal during muzzleloader and gun seasons, muzzleloading equipment is legal during gun season.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) importation restrictions for deer/elk apply. See page 20.

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Definition: Antlered Deer vs. Antlerless Deer
Antlered deer are male or female deer with antler protruding above the hairline, while antlerless deer are male or female deer with no antler protruding
above the hairline.
Male fawns with no antler protruding above the hairline (Photo 1) do not count towards a hunters antlered bag limit; rather they count toward the
hunters antlerless bag limits. Deer having already shed their antlers (Photo 2) and does without antlers (Photo 3) are also considered antlerless. Male
fawns with antler protruding above the hairline (Photo 4) do count towards a hunters antlered bag limit, since the deer does have antler(s) as opposed to
hair covered pedicles (i.e., antler attachment point to the skull). Velvet antlered deer are also considered antlered.

Photo 1: Antlerless Deer Photo 2: Antlerless Deer Photo 3: Antlerless Deer Photo 4: Antlered Deer

Antlered Deer Albino Deer


Antlered deer are male or female deer with antlers Hunting, trapping or
possession of albino
protruding above the hairline. The statewide bag deer is prohibited
limit for antlered deer is two (2). as set forth in TCA
70-4-130. An albino
No more than one (1) antlered deer may be deer is a deer with
taken per day. a lack, or significant
deficiency, of pigment
The only way the bag limit of two (2) antlered in the skin and hair,
deer may be exceeded is if they are taken on a and has pink eyes.
public land hunt where antlered deer are noted
as bonus deer (See WMA section for details).

White Turkeys
It is legal to take an albino,
white, or abnormally
colored turkey. However,
keep in mind that many
domestic turkeys strains
are white in color, and it
could be a neighboring
farmers turkey. All
harvested turkeys must
be checked in, regardless
of coloration.

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DEER HUNTING
2017-18 Statewide Deer Season
September October
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
Archery Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat

1 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Muzzleloader/Archery
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Young Sportsman 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

Unit L: Antlerless Private Lands 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 29 30 31

December
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
November January
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat 1 2 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat

1 2 3 4 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

12 13 14 15 16 17 18 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

26 27 28 29 30 31 28 29 30 31

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BEAR HUNTING
2017 Statewide Bear Season (See WMA Section for WMA Bear Seasons)
Five (5) bear hunt zones (BHZs) have been established, as follows:

BHZ1: BHZ3:
Carter, Cocke (North McMinn (East of Hwy 411),
of I-40), Greene, Monroe, Polk (East of Hwy
Johnson, Sullivan, 411 & North of Hwy 64)
Unicoi, & Washington Counties, excluding South
Counties. Cherokee WMA.
BHZ2: BHZ4:
Blount, Cocke (South Cumberland (North of I-40),
of I-40), Jefferson (East Fentress, Morgan, Pickett
of Hwy 411), Sevier (East of Hwy 111), & Scott
Counties. (West of Hwy 27) Counties.
Transitional:
Bradley, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins,
Grainger, Jefferson (west of Hwy 411), Knox, Loudon,
McMinn (West of Hwy 411), & Polk Counties (West of
Hwy 411).
Bear Reserves, Catoosa WMA, Mt. Roosevelt WMA, State Parks, Scott State Forest, National Parks and Recreation
Areas are closed to bear hunting.

Bear Hunt Zone (BHZ)


BHZ 1 BHZ 2 BHZ 3 BHZ 4** Transitional
Young Sportsman* G/M/A (No Dogs) Oct. 28 - 29 Oct. 28 - 29 Oct. 28 - 29 Closed

Segment 1 Oct. 2 - 6 Sep. 25 - Oct. 1 Sep. 30 - Oct. 8

Segment 2 Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 Oct. 30 - Nov. 3


Gun/Muzzleloader/ Archery
Closed
(Dogs Allowed)
Segment 3 Nov. 27 - Dec. 16 Nov. 27 - Dec. 21 Nov. 27 - Dec. 10

Segment 4 Closed Closed Dec. 28 - 31

Archery (No Dogs) Sep. 23 - Oct. 20 Sep. 23 - Oct. 20 Sep. 23 - Oct. 20 Sep. 23 - Oct. 20 Sep. 23 - Oct. 20
Gun/Muzzleloader/ Archery (Dogs Allowed) Nov. 18 - 21 Nov. 18 - 21 Nov. 18 - 21 Closed
* Youths 6-16 years of age may participate. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting, adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a
position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for legal hunters.
Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.
** The following areas within BHZ4 are closed to bear hunting: Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Obed Wild and Scenic River Corridor,
Scott State Forest, Catoosa WMA, Mt Roosevelt WMA.
Bear Dog Training Season
The following bear hunt zones (BHZs) are open for a bear dog training season during daylight hours only. No Legal Hunting Equipment
bears may be taken and no weapons may be possessed. (Bear reserves closed to dog training, refer to pages 57 See page 14.
and 64): Taking Wild Hogs During Bear Dog
Hunts: Individuals licensed to hunt bears
BHZ1 and BHZ2: Aug. 19 - Sept. 24, 2017; BHZ3: Sept. 6 - 15, 2017; BHZ 4 and Transitional: closed. may take wild hogs during any proclaimed
Special Bear Season Regulations bear dog hunt.
1. Bear Limit: One (1) bear either sex per license year.
The bear bag limit for any person participating in the statewide or Bear Party-Dog hunt or both shall
not exceed one bear per license year. This bear may be either sex.
Cubs or female bears with cubs at side may not be taken at any time. A cub is defined as a bear weighing
75 pounds or less.
Bears may be whole or field dressed but must weigh 75 pounds or greater when checked in. If bears are
quartered or boned out, the total of the meat, hide, etc. must equal or exceed 75 pounds.
The reproductive (sex) organs must remain attached to each bear harvested until the bear has been
officially checked-in at an official TWRA checking station.
2. Bear may not be checked-in via the internet. All harvested bears must be checked in at any approved
checking station (excluding internet and mobile applications). For physical checking station locations,
go to www.tnwildlife.org or download our mobile application.

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Attention Bear Hunters
Help with bear population monitoring by submitting a pre-molar tooth from your bear. If you have
questions, contact our Region IV Office at 423-587-7037.
What is the need for submitting teeth?
Using teeth to age bears allows biologist to more accurately model bear
populations. Historically, teeth were collected by Agency personnel. However,
with longer seasons and higher bear harvests, it is no longer feasible for
TWRA personnel to collect all the samples. So hunters can make an important
contribution to bear management in Tennessee by voluntarily submitting a tooth
from each bear harvested.
How do I collect a tooth?
The upper premolar tooth is right behind the canine (see photo). Using a knife
or screwdriver, push the gum line toward the top of the bear's head exposing
more of the tooth. Loosen the tooth with a knife or screwdriver using the canine
as leverage. Once loose, the tooth can be extracted with pliers. Note: The entire
tooth, roots included, is needed. If the tooth breaks, try pulling the premolar from Pre-Molar Bear Tooth Data Sheet
the other side. See instructional video on the TWRA mobile application on
how to correctly remove a bear tooth. Hunter Name:
Why submit a tooth? TWRA ID:
In order to accurately model bear populations, teeth need to be submitted from
all age classes (young and old). County of
How do I submit a tooth? Harvest:
View a short video describing how to submit a bear
tooth here: https://youtu.be/gbq3P2AlY6I
Date:
Complete data sheet and send with tooth to: Sex:
TWRA Bear Data Collection
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ELK HUNTING

Elk Quota Hunts


Elk harvest is regulated by a quota permit system. Landowners are not exempt from this permit requirement and must be drawn for a quota permit
to hunt. Fifteen (15) quota permits will be issued in 2017. One of the fifteen (15) permits will be issued to a qualifying non-profit wildlife conservation
organization with all proceeds benefiting the TWRA Elk Management Program. Another one of the fifteen (15) permits will be issued to a resident
Young Sportsman.
Elk permits are valid for designated Elk Hunt Zones (EHZs) on North Cumberland WMA and on private lands in Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne,
Morgan and Scott counties. All public land other than North Cumberland WMA is closed to elk hunting. It is the responsibility of elk permit holders to
obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on private property. TWRA does not guarantee hunter access on private lands.
After the elk permit holders have been drawn, additional hand-held drawings will be held to allocate the seven (7) open EHZs designated on the North
Cumberland WMA to permit holders. Each permit holder will be allocated a separate EHZ. The Young Sportsman is able to hunt all seven (7) open EHZs.
For legal hunting methods, see page 14.
The application period for the elk quota hunts is June 20 - July 26, 2017.
Special Regulations
1. All harvested elk must be checked in at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area Office on the day of harvest.
2. The location must be adequately marked so that TWRA employees can identify the harvest site, which can be accomplished by either providing GPS
coordinates or accompanying a TWRA employee to the harvest site.
3. Use or possession of electronic tracking equipment is prohibited.
4. Bugling or calling of elk is prohibited within the EHZs during all elk hunts except by permitted hunters and their assistants.

Elk Bag Limits, Season Dates, and Quotas

Young Sportsman*
Gun/Muzzleloader/
Archery-only Season Gun/Muzzleloader/ Hunt Area** Bag Limit
Archery Season
Archery Season

Sept. 30 - Oct. 6 Oct. 14 - 20 Oct. 7 -13 EHZs and Counties


1 antlered elk
designated open
7 Quota Permits 7 Quota Permits 1 Quota Permit per permit
by TWRA

* Resident youths 13-16 may apply for quota permit. Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must
remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device and who must also comply with fluorescent orange regulations, as specified for
legal hunters.
** EHZs are located on North Cumberland WMA only; all other public land is CLOSED to elk hunting. Hunting on private lands within the following
counties is allowed only with landowner permission: Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan and Scott Counties.

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) importation restrictions for deer/elk apply. See page 20.

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TURKEY HUNTING
General Regulations
Hunting Hours
Thirty minutes before legal sunrise to legal sunset.

Legal Hunting Equipment


Shotguns using ammunition with No. 4 shot or smaller. No restriction on number of rounds in the magazine.
Archery equipment (longbows, recurve bows, compound bows, and crossbows).
Sighting devices including scopes are legal. Night vision, infrared, and other devices using artificial light to locate wildlife are illegal.
Prohibited Acts (see pg 14 for more details)
Baiting, possessing rifles, using handguns, possessing or using electronic calls, using live decoys, and loaded ammunition larger than No. 4 shot are
prohibited. Turkeys may not be shot or stalked from a boat in Dyer, Haywood, Lauderdale, Obion, Shelby or Tipton counties.

Special Regulations
1. A licensed turkey hunter who has filled his/her bag limit or does not possess a valid permit for a quota hunt, may accompany another turkey hunter who
has a valid permit (except on WMAs where prohibited) and assist them in calling, but may not have turkey hunting weapons in their possession.
2. On a Young Sportsman Hunt, youths must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate
control of the hunting device and is not required to have a license. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.
3. Turkeys must remain intact until checked in.
4. Turkeys defined as bonus animals on public land hunts do not count toward statewide bag limits (See WMA section for details).

Wildlife Management Areas


Many WMAs are open with statewide seasons and bag limits, though some have restricted dates or quota hunts (see WMA section for details).
Calling or attempting to call turkeys using any means to mimic the sounds made by turkeys is prohibited from March 1 to opening day of spring
turkey hunts on all WMAs.
WMA spring turkey quota hunt application period is from Dec. 13, 2017 Jan. 17, 2018.

Fall Turkey Spring Turkey


During the fall turkey seasons a turkey hunter may not be in possession of All counties are open to spring turkey seasons, however there are some
both archery equipment and shotguns and/or rifles. Any turkey harvested exceptions on public land (see WMA section for details).
during these seasons count toward the county bag limit. Hunters may move
to a different county and hunt turkey after filling their bag limit in a county. Young Sportsman*
Mar. 24-25, 2018
Archery
Sept. 23-Oct. 27 and Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2017 (Same as deer archery-only season) Shotgun/Archery
Mar. 31 May 13, 2018
Shotgun/Archery
Oct. 14-27, 2017 Spring Turkey Bag Limit
One (1) bearded turkey per day, not to exceed four (4) per season.
Fall Turkey Bag Limit
One (1) turkey, either sex, per county except that Bledsoe, Bradley, Crockett, *Any turkeys harvested during the Young Sportsman Hunt counts toward
Dyer, Giles, Haywood, Lake, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Loudon, McMinn, the spring season limit of four (4).
Monroe, Polk, Shelby, Tipton, Unicoi, and Wayne counties are closed to all
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WILD HOG INFORMATION
Wild hogs in Tennessee In Region III, wild hogs may be taken incidental to deer hunts on the following
Wild hogs cause extensive damage to crops, wildlife habitat, contribute to WMAs: Alpine Mountain, Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial Wilderness, Catoosa,
erosion and water pollution, and carry diseases harmful to livestock and Skinner Mountain, Standing Stone State Forest, and Tellico Lake. Wild hogs may
other animals as well as humans. It is illegal to possess, transport, or release be taken on any deer or bear hunt on South Cherokee WMA. There are also the
live wild hogs. following wild hog control seasons in which the use of dogs is permitted: two
five-day control seasons on Catoosa WMA and one three-day control season on
Wild hog control for landowners Skinner Mountain WMA.
Landowners have more opportunity than ever before to control wild hogs on In Region IV, wild hogs may be taken on any big game hunt on the North Cherokee;
their properties. They can shoot wild hogs year-round during the day without any deer or turkey hunt on Kyker Bottoms Refuge; and on any hunt, small game or
limit and trap with bait outside of big game seasons. Furthermore, landowners big game, on the Foothills WMA and the entire North Cumberland WMA.
may obtain an exemption from their TWRA regional office enabling them to
kill wild hogs at night using a spotlight, trap year-round, etc. Once an exemption On the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, wild hogs may be taken
is obtained, family members and tenants that qualify under the Farmland with a special permit during any deer hunts and by small game hunters after the
Owner License Exemption (page 55) and up to ten additional designees may deer season.
help private landowners with wild hog control efforts. For properties over Refer to the regulations for individual WMAs and public hunting areas to
1,000 acres, an additional designee per 100 acres may be assigned. In order determine how and when hogs can be taken.
to renew each year, exemption holders are required to report the number of
hogs killed on their property and the manner in which they were killed to Individuals licensed to hunt bears may take wild hogs during any scheduled
TWRA. Landowners may also take advantage of technical assistance provided bear-dog hunt.
by TWRA to help with a trapping program or additional wild hog control For further information on wild hog disease risks, go to http://www.tn.gov/twra/
techniques. USDA Wildlife Services personnel are also available to provide article/wild-hog-regulations.
technical assistance for wild hog control. Call 615-736-5506.

Wild hog control for public land


In Region I, wild hogs may be taken during deer season by licensed deer hunters
on Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Big Hill Pond State Park (the portion
south of the railroad tracks).

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Chambers Creek Firing Range Apr. Oct.: Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. 6 p.m., (423) 338-3300
Located on Cambell-Old Mill Road. Open Sun. 16 p.m. U.S. Forest Service Fee ($3 per vehicle) required
for sighting in during the month of October. Annual pass available. Open daylight hours.
Nov. Mar.: Fri.Sat. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m.,
Daylight hours only. Closed on Tuesday.
Sun. 14:30 p.m.
Lake Graham Firing Range Check website for scheduled holiday Region IV
(731) 423-5725 closures. John Sevier Hunter Education Center (Tier 2
Open for sighting in during the three weeks Range)
Yanahli Firing Range (Tier 1 Range)
prior to deer season Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 2327 Rifle Range Road, Knoxville
(931) 840-4042.
4:30 p.m. Joe Everett - (865) 594-6279
Days and hours as posted at the range.
Natchez Trace State Park Firing Range Automatic firearms prohibited. Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): $8.00/2 hours.
Natchez Trace State Park office. Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): $5.50/2 hours. Hours:
(731) 968-3742 Closed 1st full weekend of each month.
Region III Pistol/rifle/archery ranges open: Tuesday
TWRA Hunter Education and Range Facility
(Tier 3 Range) Catoosa WMA and Thursday: 1 p.m.6 p.m., Saturday:
3200 Brother Blvd., Bartlett, TN Genesis Checking Station (Tier 1 Range) 10 a.m.6 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m.6 p.m.
Sam Murrey - (901) 213-3124 Open daily, except closed during deer archery Shotgun ranges open: Saturday and Sunday:
Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): $10.00/hour. hunts and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only. 1 p.m.6 p.m., Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.10 p.m.
Hours: Fee required. Tier 1 Range permit or Type (must arrive by 7 p.m. on Tuesdays)
001 license or equivalent required; must be
Tuesday: 12 p.m. 9 p.m. Chuck Swan WMA Firing Range (Tier 1 Range)
purchased from a TWRA license agent. No
Thursday: 11 a.m. 9 p.m. Dustin McCubbins - (865) 278-3248
permits available at range. Adult (16 yrs.+):
Saturday: 9 a.m. 4:30 p.m. $5.50/2 hours. Range open on Thursday and Friday noon to
Sunday: 1 p.m. 6 p.m. Jim Lane - (931) 456-2479 sunset, Saturday and Sunday sunrise to sunset.
Closed during all big game quota hunts. No
All guns must be cased when not in use. Catoosa WMA
buckshot allowed. Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+):
Check website for scheduled holiday closures. Peavine Campground (Tier 1 Range)
$5.50/2 hours.
Wolf River Firing Range Open:
North Cumberland WMA Firing Range (Tier
GPS: N 35.0026.63 W 89.1759.93 Apr. 1Jan. 31, except closed during deer 1 Range)
(901) 878-0855 archery hunts and turkey hunts. Daylight Flatwoods Road. Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+):
hours only. Tier 1 Range permit or Type $5.50/2 hours.
Firing range open for rifle sight-in during the
001 license or equivalent required; must be Joe Elkins - (423) 566-8557
whole month of October.
purchased from a TWRA license agent. No
Region II permits available at range. Adult (16 yrs.+): North Cherokee WMA
Cheatham WMA Firing Range $5.50/2 hours. (423) 735-1500
and Archery Range (Tier 1 Range) U.S. Forest Service Fee ($2 per vehicle) required
Prentice Cooper WMA (Tier 1 Range) Annual pass available. Open daylight hours only.
1299 Headquarters Rd., Ashland City, TN 37015 Clint Smith - (423) 658-0298
Eric Tummins - (615) 792-4510 Jacobs Creek
Rifles and handguns only. No shotguns. Tier 1
Use or possession of alcoholic beverages Denton Valley Road, Sullivan Co.
Range permit or Type 001 license or equivalent
prohibited. Field points only for archery. required; must be purchased from a TWRA Pond Mountain
Automatic firearms prohibited. Must purchase license agent. No permits available at range. Adult Hwy. 321, Carter Co.
the range permit from a TWRA license agent. (16 yrs.+): $5.50/2 hours. Scioto
No permits available at range. Fee required. Open: Scioto Road, Unicoi Co.
Adult (16 yrs.+): $5.50/2 hours. Bubbling Springs
Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only,
Hours: daylight hours only. Closed during WMA Hwy. 107, Cocke Co.
Daily: 12 noon until dark. Big Game hunts. (423) 638-4109
Montgomery County Shooting Complex
4201 Southside Road, Southside, TN 37171
(931) 387-3456, www.shoottn.org
Permits must be purchased before entrance to
range. Fee required.
Hours:
Friday - Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Tuesday - Thursday.
Stones River Hunter Education Center (Tier
2 Range)
2618 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
Call (615) 770-3900 for times.
Fee required. Adult (16 yrs.+): $8.00/2 hours.
Shotguns prohibited.

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PUBLIC HUNTING
Other Hunting Lands Lone Mountain State Forest
Other TWRA lands not proclaimed as a WMA or refuge are open with Stewart State Forest
statewide seasons unless otherwise indicated. Tims Ford State Park Huntable Lands
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area and Obed Wild and Permit required, available at the Park Office. Same seasons and regulations
Scenic River as Owl Hollow Mill WMA. For more information call (931) 962-1183.
Not open to elk hunting. In addition to state hunting license, a Big South Big Hill Pond State Park(McNairy Co.) Huntable Lands
Fork Permit is required to take wild hogs. Hogs may only be taken during The portion that is south of the railroad tracks is open to hunting during the
the deer season and the Jan.Feb. small game season. All hogs must be statewide seasons. Wild hogs may be taken during deer season by licensed
taken with big game hunting devices. For information about obtaining deer hunters.
a wild hog permit call Big South Fork NRRA at (423) 569-9778 or the
BSFNRRA Brandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275 or visit www. Federal Refuges
nps.gov/biso. Federal refuge seasons and regulations may be different from the ones
Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation listed in this guide. Contact the individual refuge for their specific seasons
(270) 798-9824 and regulations.
Website: ftcampbell.isportsman.net Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Holston Army Ammunition Plant (731) 635-7621
(423) 578-6276 Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Milan Army Ammunition Plant (931) 232-7477 - All hunters must have type 064 permit, even lifetime and
(731) 686-6682 sportsmans license holders. Available at all TWRA license agents.
Website: www.milanarsenalhunting.com Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Tennessee State Forests (731) 738-2296
Operated by Tennessee Division of Forestry. State forests listed below are Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
open to hunting during statewide seasons. For information concerning (731) 772-0501
locations and state forest user regulations, consult website:
Reelfoot and Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuges
http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/topic/ag-forests-state-forests
(731) 538-2481
Bledsoe State Forest
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Cedars of Lebanon State Forest
(731) 642-2091 - All hunters must have type 064 permit, even lifetime and
Franklin State Forest sportsmans license holders. Available at all TWRA license agents.

TWRA PUBLIC HUNTING AREAS (PHAs) STATE NATURAL AREAS (SNAs)


TWRA has established numerous PHAs; see list below. Open with statewide season, except as noted. For more
A PHA is a specific land or water area, or both, not information on these areas, see the Tennessee State Natural
intensively managed that is established for the protection Areas website.
of wildlife species and public use by both consumptive and Big Cypress SNA
nonconsumptive users. PHAs differ from WMAs in that less
intensive management activities occur and they are generally Duck River Complex SNA
small and isolated from other TWRA managed lands. General Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade SNA
WMA Regulations (pg 36) also apply to PHAs. However, WMA Fate Sanders Barrens SNA
Permits are not required on these lands. For information on
Fall Creek Falls SNA
these areas and exact locations, search the interactive map (go
to www.tnwildlife.org and search for Wildlife Management Hampton Creek Cove SNA Only turkey, grouse, rabbit, squirrel, and
Area Maps). deer hunting (tree stands prohibited and archery only) allowed. Hunting
dogs, dog training and motorized vehicles are prohibited.
Open with statewide seasons: Cowan Swamp (Franklin Co.), Shady Park Ghost River SNA
(Robertson Co.), Battle Creek (Marion Co.), Whites Creek (Rhea Co.),
Mullins Island (Cocke Co.) Hicks Gap SNA
Open with statewide seasons except archery equipment only for deer Reelfoot SNA
hunting: Anderson Pond (White Co.),Hampton Crossroads (White Co.), Sunk Lake SNA (northern unit only)
Long Branch (DeKalb Co.) Twin Arches SNA
Open with seasons same as North Cherokee WMA (see pg. 64): Big Springs Honey Creek SNA No hunting in the No Hunt Zone around Chariot
(Sullivan Co.), Henderson Swamp (Washington Co.) Lodge.
Walker Branch SNA
William R. Davenport Refuge SNA

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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA REGULATIONS
There are over 100 WMAs, PHAs and to one hour before sunrise, and they must be out those authorized to be harvested, and no animal
refuges across Tennessee managed of the area by one hour after sunset. Raccoon killed shall be dismembered to the extent that
by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources and opossum hunters must be out of the area its species and sex cannot be identified before
Agency. Varying in size from 53 to by one hour after sunrise except on Cherokee checking out of the area.
625,000 acres, all WMAs are available to WMA. Public access will be prohibited in the
Access to all caves on agency controlled lands
subimpoundments of Barkley Unit I, Cheatham
the public for various outdoor activities, is closed except to authorized personnel only,
Lake, Haynes Bottom, Old Hickory Units I and II,
although certain regulations do apply. Camden Units I and II, Big Sandy, Gooch Unit A,
unless designated differently through signage or
agency brochures.
On areas open with the statewide season, Tigrett and West Sandy from two hours after legal
regulations specific to the county waterfowl shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. Overnight camping may be permitted on
are applicable, except when special the following day during the late duck season(s). designated areas by permission from area manager,
regulations are listed specifically for park ranger, lake manager, park superintendent
Fluorescent (Blaze) Orange: Hunters must wear
or national forest supervisor. Such camping is
individual WMAs. on the upper portion of their body and head
subject to the limitation prescribed in the permit,
a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight
if required. On areas where overnight camping is
General Regulations fluorescent orange (blaze orange), visible front
allowed, firearms and archery equipment must
Acts of disorderly, obnoxious or boisterous and back while hunting big game except on
remain in camp except during legal hunting hours.
conduct, including acts which interfere with archery-only and turkey hunts. A hat and vest
the orderly process of hunting, are prohibited. fulfills requirements. Small game hunters hunting Pen-raised game birds: The release or possession
Violators shall be removed from the area and/or on publics lands must comply with blaze orange of pen-raised quail is prohibited except on
prosecuted. requirements during big game gun and Young approved field trial areas on Percy Priest and
Sportsman hunts. Blaze orange camo is legal if it Tellico Lake WMAs (Manager approval required).
Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances: contains 500 square inches of fluorescent orange.
Possession of any alcoholic beverage, narcotic drug, Safety zones: Hunting is prohibited in safety zones
In those areas where the archery-only deer season
barbiturate or marijuana while hunting within the except where provided.
dates overlap with another big game gun season
GENERAL REGULATIONS

management area is prohibited. No individual may (i.e. bear), archers are required to wear 500 square Target practice is prohibited except on
be under the influence of these substances at any inches of blaze orange. designated ranges. See page 34 for a list of TWRA
time while within a management area. The use of firing ranges.
any alcoholic beverage is prohibited on these areas Hunting near private dwellings: It is unlawful to
year-round: Catoosa, Cheatham, Chuck Swan, Forks hunt, shoot at, chase or kill with or without dogs Unauthorized persons are prohibited from being
of the River, Laurel Hill, Pea Ridge and Prentice any wild animal, wild birds or waterfowl on public in the area during big game hunts except when
Cooper, except in designated camping areas. lands (and WMAs) and waters within 100 yards indicated. Unauthorized persons are prohibited
of a visible dwelling house, without the owners from being in the wildlife management area
Bag limits: Statewide bag and possession limits permission, whether or not such a dwelling is on during managed turkey hunts, except on the
apply unless special exception is indicated. Deer public or private lands. Cherokee, North Cumberland, Tellico Lake and
defined as bonus animals do not count toward Land Between the Lakes wildlife management
statewide, seasonal or daily bag limits. Litter: No litter or sewage may be deposited
areas. Only persons having valid turkey hunt
in the area.
Baiting: The placement or depositing of any type of permits for the hunt date are authorized to be on
food to feed or attract wildlife on WMAs, PHAs, Motorized vehicles: All motorized vehicles must the management area. Exception: A licensed
and Refuges is prohibited. be muffler equipped to suppress noise and be turkey hunter, who has filled his/her bag limit
spark-arrestor equipped to prevent fires. Operation or does not possess a valid permit for a quota
Dog training: Year-round unless otherwise of motorized vehicles is confined to roads not hunt, may accompany another turkey hunter
indicated. designated as closed. Off-Road Vehicles (ORVs) (except on Oak Ridge WMA) and assist him/
Firearms: Use, possession or transportation of are restricted to roads open to other motorized her in calling, but may not have a gun or bow
firearms, bows and arrows or other arms and traffic (except where prohibited by state or federal in his/her possession.
ammunition is expressly prohibited except when statute) and designated trails only. ORVs may be
Calling or attempting to call wild turkeys
authorized. Firearms loaded with ammunition operated during daylight hours and at other times
using any sound that mimics those made by a
in either the chamber or magazine may not when participating in authorized activities. Driving
wild turkey is prohibited from March 1 to the
be transported in vehicles. A muzzleloader is off roads into woods, fields or utility right-of-ways
opening day of the spring turkey hunts on all
considered to be unloaded if the cap or primer is is prohibited for all motorized vehicles. Motorized
WMAs.
removed. A crossbow is considered to be unloaded vehicles may be prohibited on any agency-owned
if the bolt/arrow is removed from the device. See wildlife management area if deemed necessary to Wanton waste: Hunters are required to retrieve
page 12 for handgun carry regulations. protect wildlife, vegetation and/or property. Some all crippled or dead game if possible and are
exceptions apply. See individual WMAs for specific prohibited from disposing of dead wildlife on
Horses: Permitted on roads and trails open restrictions. WMAs.
to motorized traffic and other trails or routes
established for their use, except as otherwise No person shall damage or remove any trees or Wheelchair-bound hunts, zones or blinds are
indicated. Riding off roads into fields, woods or on other plants, dirt, gravel or sod from any wildlife open to hunters who are totally and permanently
foot trails is prohibited unless otherwise provided. management area or other Tennessee Wildlife confined to a wheelchair as certified by a
Resources Agency-controlled lands without physician. On wheelchair-bound big game
Access Hours: Hunters (except raccoon, opossum, specific authorization. hunts, each wheelchair-bound hunter must be
turkey and waterfowl hunters) may not enter prior accompanied by a non-hunting assistant (age 16
No species of wildlife may be harassed except
years or older), except on Cordell Hull WMA and
15 inches Cordell Hull Refuge, where the assistant may also
participate in hunting. On wheelchair-bound
waterfowl hunts, each wheelchair-bound hunter
On some WMAs, antlered deer legal for harvest must have an must be accompanied by at least one, but not more
outside antler spread of 15 inches or larger. When judging the than three assistants (at least one of whom must
size of antlers in the field, remember the general guideline that be age 16 years or older), who may also participate
if the outside antler spread is wider than the deers ears, then in hunting.
the outside antler spread is at least 15 inches.

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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA REGULATIONS
Big Game Hunting on WMAs for WMA quota hunts. Youths age 616 must be Crow may be taken on small game hunt days that
Permits: WMAs with a BG below the name accompanied by an adult, 21 years of age or older, coincide with the statewide crow season unless an
require a Big Game WMA Permit in order to who must remain in a position to take immediate exception is noted (see page 18).
hunt big game, in addition to the regular hunting control of the hunting device, who is not required Falconry: Open with statewide falconry seasons
and big game licenses. There are two types of big to have a license (if not hunting) but must wear unless an exception is noted.
game WMA permits for all WMAs depending 500 square inches of blaze orange.
upon the hunt: Quota and Special Season/WMA Raccoon and opossum hunting is open on sunset
Young Sportsmans Hunts: Young Sportsmans of opening dates shown to sunrise of the next day.
Nonquota Big Game. Quota Permits must be deer hunts are for youths age 616 unless
obtained by application to the Tennessee Wildlife Raccoon dog field trials permitted Sept. 1 - Apr. 30
otherwise noted. Proper licenses and permits unless prohibited.
Resources Agency and are allocated based upon required. Each youth must be accompanied by a
a computer-generated random drawing. WMA nonhunting adult 21 years of age or older. Both Field Trials: Small game (except raccoon) and
Nonquota Big Game/Special Antlerless Season adult and youth must wear 500 square inches of retriever field trials permitted year-round with
Permits (Type 094) are available at all license blaze orange. approval of the area manager unless otherwise
agents and offices of the TWRA and are valid specified.
for all nonquota big game hunts, including the WMA Big Game Quota Hunts: See page 39 for
details and application periods. Dogs are allowed for small game hunting unless
Cherokee WMA, for the entire license year.
special exception is indicated. A permit is required
Sportsman License holders do not need to Muzzleloading firearms are legal on all gun for dog training on areas that require a small game
purchase the nonquota permit and may apply for hunts except where indicated under the individual permit. On Cherokee and LBL management
quota permits at no charge. WMA listings. areas, dogs are allowed on improved roads and
On the Cherokee WMA, a Type 094 or Type 095 Antlered and Antlerless Defined: Deer taken on in permitted camping areas. All dogs must be
is required to hunt big game and is valid for all antlered deer only hunts must be male or female detained by chain or leash if not being legally used
nonquota Cherokee WMA big game hunts. Type with antler protruding above the hairline unless for hunting.
095 permits are not valid for any other WMA. otherwise specified. On antlerless only hunts, Dogs are allowed during spring squirrel season
GENERAL REGULATIONS

Cherokee party dog hunts: Hunters can apply antlerless deer are defined as those deer with no except where noted.
online or at any TWRA license agent beginning in antler protruding above the hairline.
mid-June. Contact the Region III office (931-484- Big Game Check-In Procedures: See pages 21.
Waterfowl Hunting on WMAs
9571) for questions concerning these hunts. Permits: WMAs with a WF below the name
Treestands: The use of wire, nails or other metal require either an Annual Small Game and
WMA permits are not transferable. material is prohibited in the building or attaching Waterfowl permit (Type 091) or a 1-Day Small
Youth hunting big game on a WMA: Proof of of climbing devices or hunting stands. Portable Game and Waterfowl permit (Type 092) in
hunter education certificate is required for youths devices or stands that do not injure trees can be addition to a regular hunting license (Type 001)
10 years of age and older. An appropriate hunting used. Hunting from permanent, attached stands and Waterfowl license (Type 005). There are three
license is also required for youths 13 years of age is prohibited. Leaving any personal property, exceptions: Lifetime Sportsman, Sportsman License
and older. All youths, age 616, are required to including treestands, unattended for more than holders and youths age 615 who are accompanied
have a WMA permit (Type 094) or a quota permit 24 hours is prohibited without prior approval of by an adult with a valid permit do not need a permit.
where applicable, unless they are hunting with a the area manager. WMAs require that treestands Nonresidents must have either a Type 091 or Type
Lifetime License. Youths age 616 may also apply must be marked with the hunters TWRA ID 092 in addition to their license.
number.
Blind Site Drawings
Measuring an Antler Small Game Hunting on WMAs
A valid Lifetime, Annual or Senior Citizen
Point On WMAs open with statewide seasons, the
season dates, bag limits, weapon types, and
Sportsman License, or an Annual WMA Small
Game and Waterfowl Permit (along with a Type 001
For deer check-in and on WMA hunts ammunition types that pertain to the county or 071 as appropriate) are the minimum needed to
with special antler regulations, a where the WMA is located apply to that WMA, enter the blind site drawings in August.
measurable point is defined as a except special regulations listed specifically for
projection at least one inch long, those WMAs still apply. Small game hunters Hand-Held Drawings
measured from the tip of the point hunting on public lands must comply with blaze Hand-held drawings will be held on the first
orange requirements during big game gun and Saturday in August for the permanent (annual)
to the nearest edge of the beam, Young Sportsman hunts.
following mid-line of the projection, waterfowl blind sites on AEDC (Woods Reservoir),
Permits: In order to hunt or trap small game on Barkley (Unit I), Big Sandy (including Gin Creek
as illustrated below. Unit), Camden (Units I and II), Cheatham Lake,
WMAs with a SG below the name, individuals
> 1 inch are required to have one of the following permits Gooch (Unit A), Harmon Creek, Haynes Bottom,
in addition to the regular hunting or trapping Old Hickory (Units I and II), Reelfoot, Tigrett
license: Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman License and West Sandy WMAs. Individuals wishing to
(Type 167); Annual Small Game only (Type 093); compete in the drawing must appear in person
1-Day Small Game and Waterfowl (Type 092); or at the designated location, with the appropriate
Annual Small Game and Waterfowl (Type 091). licenses and permits, and submit an application
Sportsman License holders or youths age 615 between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The drawing will be
who are accompanied by an adult with a valid held immediately after the last person signs up. One
permit are exempt from purchasing a permit. application is permitted per person, and no one
may apply for more than one area. Each applicant
Closures during big game hunts: Closures may must be at least sixteen (16) years of age to compete
apply, see specific WMA listing for those closures. in the drawing or sign-on. The permittee, who is
Quail: On WMAs open with the statewide the person to whom the TWRA issued a permit, or
seasons, quail season runs from the 1st Saturday in any of their sign-ons, must occupy the blind by the
November until January 15, unless otherwise noted. legal shooting time on days they wish to hunt. The

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permittee or sign-ons have priority use (exclusive blinds and decoys must be at least 200 yards from not compete in annual blind site drawings on any
and uninterrupted) only if they are in the blind any permanent blind. Blinds, blind materials, other areas.
on or before the legal shooting time, regardless of boats, hides and decoys must be removed at the
Computerized Drawings
whether or not the blind is occupied by another end of shooting hours each day.
person or party, provided the permittee produces Blind/pool sites at Bogota, Chickamauga (Candies
Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, and
identification and his/her blind permit. West Sandy (Springville Bottoms) Yellow Creek Units), Gooch (Unit E), Meeman-
If the blind is not occupied by the permittee or and Reelfoot Lake Shelby Forest State Park and Natural Area,
a sign-on by legal shooting time, the first person A valid Lifetime, Annual or Senior Citizen Thorny Cypress, White Oak (Lebanon Pond area)
or party occupying the blind shall be entitled to Sportsman License, or an Annual WMA Small will be allocated by a computerized drawing.
the privilege of its exclusive and uninterrupted Game and Waterfowl Permit (along with a Type Hunters can apply through any TWRA license
use until the end of shooting hours that day. 001 or 071 as appropriate) are the minimum agent or on the internet at www.tnwildlife.org
Exclusive and uninterrupted use entitles the required to register blinds on West Sandy. from Sept. 6-27, 2017.
person or party the right to exclude all others West Sandy blind sites must be registered at
from the blind, at the persons or partys option, the designated location on the first Saturday in No portion of a blind used for discharging
except for law enforcement personnel engaged August by 10 a.m. (CST). A Reelfoot Waterfowl firearms at game may be locked or barricaded
in the performance of their duties; no more Blind Permit (Type 025) is required to register when the blind is not in use.
than 8 individuals, age 16 or older, may occupy a blinds on Reelfoot Lake. Reelfoot blinds must be Wheelchair-bound blind sites: Certain
permanent (annual) draw blind at any time; no registered with the TWRA Sales Office prior to WMAs have special blind sites established for
restrictions on the number of youths under age 16. August 1. All blind sites will be given a registration wheelchair-bound hunters. See specific WMAs
number, which must be displayed, using lettering for regulations if applicable.
Permanent Draw Blind Sites 2 inches or larger inside the blind, or on a stake
Waterfowl hunting on all the above WMAs Temporary blinds and decoys must be
at floating blind sites. When floating blinds are
(except Big Sandy, Camden (Unit II), Harmon removed at the end of shooting hours each
moved to designated blind stakes, the number
Creek, Reelfoot, and West Sandy) permitted day, unless otherwise indicated under the
must be immediately transferred from the stake
only from permanent blind sites allocated by the individual WMA listing.
to the blind. No blind may be constructed or
annual hand-held drawing, unless otherwise repaired or any floating blinds moved onto the All decoys must be removed by the owner of the

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specified. On Big Sandy, Camden (Unit II), area that have not met the deadline for registering blind within ten days after the close of waterfowl
Harmon Creek, Reelfoot, and West Sandy, that blind. Unregistered and/or unnumbered season, unless otherwise indicated under the
hunting is permitted from registered blind sites blinds are subject to removal. Individuals claiming individual WMA listing. Refer to the 2017
and from temporary blinds or hides. Temporary permanent blind sites on these two areas may Waterfowl Guide for additional restrictions.

Quota Hunts
What exactly is a quota hunt? drawings. When a person is drawn for a quota hunt, his/her
TWRA realizes that on some WMAs, the number of animals priority points will be reset to 0 the following year.
harvested must be restricted so there will not be a major impact Spring Turkey WMA: Maximum of five (5) priority points.
on the wildlife. In these areas, the agency uses a quota hunt WMA Big Game: No limit. Currently the maximum number of
system. Wildlife biologists determine how many animals need to priority points any hunter will have going into the 2017 WMA
be harvested then determine how many permits need to be issued drawing will be twelve (12).
in order to reach their harvest goals. Hunters apply for individual WMA Young Sportsman hunts are given a maximum of two (2)
hunts, and then a computer randomly selects hunters until all the priority points.
permits are allocated. Elk and youth elk hunts: No priority. An applicant successfully
How do I apply for a quota hunt? drawn may not reapply for 10 years.
All applications are electronically processed through the Online How much does it cost to apply?
License Center on the internet at www.tnwildlife.org, through Unless you are a Sportsman License holder the cost is $13.00 non-
TWRAs On The Go mobile app, or through any TWRA license refundable for each permit applied for. Example: The Maximum
agent. No mail-in applications are accepted. Awarded Permits for WMA Big Game is two, meaning two
What is priority? drawings are held for the same pool of applicants. You may choose
to enter one drawing; you will only be eligible for one permit, and
Tennessee has a priority point system in place for several of its
the cost will be $13.00, plus any applicable fees. If you enter both
WMA quota hunts. An applicant is awarded one point for each year
drawings, you will be eligible for two permits, and the cost will be
he/she applies and is not drawn for that quota drawing, (i.e., WMA
$26.00, plus any fees. You must choose the number of drawings,
Big Game, Spring Turkey WMA, etc.). Applicants with the highest
party information and hunt choices on one application. Please see
priority are always drawn first.
the application instruction sheet for the hunt you are interested in
Priority Facts: for additional information (www.tnwildlife.org).
In order to be drawn with priority, applicants must apply either
alone or in a party in which all applicants have the same priority WMA Quota Hunt Application Periods
status. If a party includes a member with a different priority, that Big Game: June 20 - July 26, 2017
party (and all its members) will be drawn at the lowest priority of
the application. Waterfowl: Sept. 6-27, 2017
Each applicants priority is individual; it is only in the drawing Spring Turkey: Dec. 13, 2017 - Jan. 17, 2018
that an applicants party priority is considered. When a party is
unsuccessful, each applicants actual current priority status will Any questions regarding Quota Hunt applications,
increase by one point up to the maximum. please call (615) 781-6621.
Each point system is unique and separate for the different quota

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Youths hunting waterfowl on a WMA: Wildlife Management Area (WMA) - Icon Key
Youths, ages 615, must be accompanied by an
adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain
in position to take immediate control of the Big Game
hunting device except as otherwise noted.
Bear Deer Elk
Trapping on WMAs
Other TWRA lands not proclaimed as a WMA Fall Turkey Spring Turkey
or refuge are open with statewide seasons
unless otherwise indicated.
Small Game
Permits: A WMA small game permit is
required to trap on all areas that require a Coyote Crow Dove
small game hunt permit.
High Impact Habitat Conservation Grouse Opossum Quail
Permit
This permit is required for hooved animal Rabbit Raccoon Snipe
riding, bicycling, and OHV use on WMAs
with an HI below their names. Refer to the
Fall Squirrel Spring Squirrel Trapping
individual listing for each WMA for more
specific information on which activities are
permitted. Waterfowl Woodcock

Other
Shooting Range Wheelchair

WMA Dog Training (Year-round except as otherwise noted.)


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Using the Icons:


108-CAMDEN
If an icon is listed in a WMA, that season is open with possible
restrictions that will be listed. BENTON COUNTY 3,682 ACRES
HWY. 70, WEST OF NEW JOHNSONVILLE
If the Big Game and/or Small Game icon is listed, then all Big Game DAVID ULDERICH (731) 584-7317
and/or Small Game species are open with the statewide season
unless otherwise noted. UNIT I SG, WF, BG
The top line of each WMA is a quick reference guide to see what All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days
species are open to hunting during the statewide season. before each opening day of the statewide duck season.
The WMA summaries supply hunt dates, bag limits and special Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species other than
regulations. There are general regulations that may not be listed waterfowl prohibited during the late duck season(s).
but apply to all WMAs (pages 38-40). Read ALL regulations
before visiting a WMA.
If there are special managed hunts or seasons, these will be listed Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
separately underneath each WMA. Specific dates, bag limits, and/
or restrictions will be listed there.
Special regulations pertaining to each WMA will be listed in blue
italics below the WMA location and contact information.

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WMA Region I
104-BEECH RIVER
125

HENDERSON/DECATUR COUNTIES 278 ACRES


101
106 STEWART
136 SOUTH OF DARDEN OFF OF HWY 412
LAKE
OBION
140 WEAKLEY HENRY 126
CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, WF, BG
121 144
111
131 HOUSTON
143 127
102 105
107 132
145
119
139 123 BENTON
DYER
116
141
GIBSON
120

108
HUMPHREYS Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
129
133
CARROLL
to fall turkey hunting.
110 122
CROCKETT 130
138
LAUDERDALE 137

Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April


124 117

DECATUR
MADISON HENDERSON
HAYWOOD 112 104
PERRY 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts toward
134
TIPTON
113
statewide bag limit.
142

128
110
CHESTER
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
115 118
146
season.
103
SHELBY FAYETTE HARDEMAN
MCNAIRY HARDIN
135
147
109 114
105-BIG SANDY (GIN CREEK)
BENTON/HENRY COUNTIES 2,370 ACRES

REGION I
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. DAVID ULDERICH (731) 593-0588 SG, WF, BG
101-BARKLEY All activities are prohibited in the
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. sub-impoundments five days before each
STEWART COUNTY 8,090 ACRES
opening day of the statewide duck season.
HWY. 79 DOWNSTREAM TO RIVER MILE 85
DAVID ULDERICH (731) 593-0588 Any temporary blinds, hides, and decoys
102-BEAN SWITCH REFUGE must be at least 200 yards from any
UNIT I SG, WF, BG
WEAKLEY COUNTY 572 ACRES permanent blinds and be removed at the end
All activities are prohibited in the OFF HWY. 54 NEAR GREENFIELD ON MIDDLE of shooting hours each day.
sub-impoundments five days before each FORK OF THE OBION RIVER LARRY ARMSTRONG

(731) 423-5725
opening day of the statewide duck season. During the late duck season, all activities are
(731) 749-5587 SG, BG
prohibited in the sub-impoundments when
Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species Closed to all forms of use and trespass from waterfowl hunting is closed.
other than waterfowl prohibited in the Nov. 15 - last day of Feb.
sub-impoundments during the late duck Fishing, trapping and hunting of all species
season(s). other than waterfowl prohibited in the
sub-impoundments during the late duck
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. season(s).
Same as statewide seasons except as noted. Deer Closed to dove, waterfowl and fall turkey hunting.
and Small Game hunting is only allowed on days
waterfowl hunting is closed during the late duck Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
seasons. April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts
toward statewide bag limit. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
season. Waterfowl - Same as statewide season,
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck
except as noted. and goose seasons permitted only on Monday,
During the late duck season, all activities are
103-BEASON CREEK Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and the
first and last day of each segment of the late duck
prohibited in the sub-impoundments when HARDIN COUNTY 460 ACRES and goose seasons.
waterfowl hunting is closed. CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, WF, BG
Hunting of waterfowl during the late duck and Dog training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, except
goose seasons permitted only on Wednesday, closed during late duck season.
Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and the first and last Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
day of each segment of the late duck and goose to fall turkey hunting.
seasons.
106-BLACK BAYOU REFUGE
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: LAKE COUNTY 1,350 ACRES
Dog training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, except April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts FIVE MILES NORTH OF TIPTONVILLE
closed during the late duck season. toward statewide bag limit. ON HWY. 78
UNIT II SG, WF, BG Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide JEFF MARTIN (731) 253-7343
ALL OF BARKLEY WMA EXCEPT THAT DEFINED season. REELFOOT PRESERVATION PERMIT REQUIRED
AS UNIT I Closed to all forms of use and trespass from
Nov. 15 - the last day of Feb. Designated
observation areas will be open year-round.

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Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within
the specified hunt but must be removed upon the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
completion of the hunt on the last day. blinds.
Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service only. Closed to spring and fall
Dog training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15 except closed
turkey hunting. Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
during the late duck season.
April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey counts
towards statewide bag limit.
Deer - Archery equipment only during the
muzzleloader season. Closed to Young Sportsman Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide 109-CHAMBERS CREEK
deer hunts. season.
HARDIN COUNTY 400 ACRES
SOUTH OF HWY 57 OFF OF ROBINSON RD.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as Dog Training- Sep. 1 - Oct. 31. CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, WF, BG
statewide season.

Dog training - Sep. 1 - Nov. 14. 108-CAMDEN Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
to fall turkey hunting.
BENTON COUNTY 3,682 ACRES
HWY. 70, WEST OF NEW JOHNSONVILLE
107-BOGOTA DAVID ULDERICH (731) 584-7317
Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
DYER COUNTY 2,293 ACRES UNIT I SG, WF, BG April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts
JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, WF, BG toward statewide bag limit.
All activities are prohibited in the
sub-impoundments five days before each Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
(731) 423-5725

opening day of the statewide duck season. season.


Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Areas
Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species
within 150 yards of draw waterfowl pools are Firing Range is on Cambell-Old Mill Road is
other than waterfowl prohibited during the
closed during small game, trapping and statewide open for sighting-in during the month of October,
late duck season(s).
deer gun season(s). daylight hours only.

Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.


110-CHICKASAW STATE FOREST
HARDEMAN/CHESTER COUNTIES 11,215 ACRES
Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting shall close BRANDON GILBERT (901) 878-0855 NP
Special Dove (Youth) - Sep. 2, noon until at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide
sunset. Each youth must be accompanied by a waterfowl seasons, except the last day of each
non-hunting adult. Designated fields only. segment of the late duck season and remaining
goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset. Same as statewide seasons.
REGION I

Dove - Sep. 3 through the remainder of the 1st and


2nd segments of the statewide season. Designated
fields only. Dog training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15 except
closed during the late duck season. 111-C. M. GOOCH
OBION COUNTY 7,000 ACRES
Waterfowl (Designated Pools Only) - Same UNIT II SG, WF, BG
EAST OF HWY. 51 AND SOUTH OF OBION
as statewide season, except hunting of waterfowl LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, WF, BG
during the late duck season permitted only on
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the first Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Any
and last day of each segment of the late duck temporary blinds, hides and decoys must be at
season and the youth waterfowl season. Goose Same as statewide seasons, except Units A and E
least 200 yards from any permanent blind and
seasons to coincide with statewide season after are closed during the waterfowl seasons and are
removed at the end of the hunt day.
the youth waterfowl season, no pool restrictions or closed to all activities five days before the first
drawings. opening of the late duck season. Closed to fall
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. turkey hunting.
All hunting shall cease at 3 p.m. (CST) each
day, except the last day of each season and the
remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close Deer - Deer hunting will be with archery Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
at sunset. equipment only during waterfowl seasons.
Archers must comply with the legal blaze orange
Designated pools (except Pool 1) will be allocated Turkey - One non-quota hunts:
requirements during the deer gun season.
by computer draw. Waterfowl hunting is restricted April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts
to temporary blind sites. No waterfowl hunters toward the statewide bag limit.
permitted in Pool 1 or access area from two hours Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. Only Blind Sites) - Applications must be received
season.
the following day during the late duck season(s). by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the
fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a
No permanent blinds. All decoys, temporary permit for another blind are not eligible to Waterfowl - Same as statewide season,
blinds, blind materials and boats must be removed compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. except Gooch waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. on
daily. If blind is not occupied by shooting time, another Units A and E. Waterfowl hunting on the last day
Hunters are restricted to pools or numbered wheelchair-bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at of each segment of the duck and remaining goose
stakes as specified by special instructions supplied least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may seasons closes at sunset.
by TWRA annually. occupy the blind for that day. Hunting restricted
Fishing and trapping is prohibited in Units A and E

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during the waterfowl season. On Gooch Unit E, no Same as statewide seasons. raccoon and opossum seasons are not closed
waterfowl hunters permitted on the unit or access during the big game hunts.
area from two hours after legal shooting hours Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting from
the late duck season(s). temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials,
No permanent blinds. All temporary blinds, blind 115-EAGLE LAKE REFUGE boats, or decoys may be left overnight.
materials, and boats must be removed from Unit SHELBY COUNTY 3,253 ACRES
E daily. ADJACENT TO SHELBY FOREST WMA Deer - Open with statewide season dates
CHRIS PARK (901) 876-5169 SG, BG but restricted to Archery Equipment Only - no
Gooch Unit E will be allocated by computer draw. hunting with muzzleloaders or guns for deer
Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary Closed to all forms of use and trespass except in 7 day gun season listed below. Antlered
blind sites. Hunters are restricted to numbered from Nov. 15 - last day of February, except deer must be spike or nine antler points or
stakes as specified by special instructions supplied Bomprezzi Unit. Observation tower open better. Archers must comply with legal blaze
by TWRA annually. Decoys may be left out over only during Meeman Shelby Forest hunt orange requirements during regular statewide
the specified hunt but must be removed upon dates that coincide with the hunting season. Muzzleloader and Gun Season dates.
completion of the hunt on the last day. Draw hunts Dog training is prohibited. Access to the
will be Opening weekend(s), Monday-Thursday, Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Dec. 16-22. One deer,
south end of Shelby Forest WMA through antlered only. Antlered deer must be spike or nine
and Friday-Sunday. Eagle Lake Refuge will be allowed during antler points or better.
hunting seasons. Bomprezzi Unit has a
separate access. Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Open with
112-COLONEL FORREST V. DURAND statewide seasons. No antler requirement on
this hunt.
MADISON COUNTY 374 ACRES

REGION I
BEHIND THE JACKSON FAIRGROUNDS Same as statewide seasons and bag limits, except
PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, WF, BG as noted. Hunting allowed Monday, Wednesday, Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
and Saturday only. Closed to waterfowl hunting. April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey
counts toward statewide bag limit.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
April 14 - May 6. Hunt days are Monday, season.
to fall turkey hunting.
Wednesday, and Saturday. Bag limit one bearded
turkey, counts towards statewide bag limit. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - same as statewide

(731) 423-5725
April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts
season and bag limit.
toward statewide bag limit. 117-FORT RIDGE
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide BOMPREZZI UNIT
NORTH HAYWOOD COUNTY 1,570 ACRES
season. ALONG THE SOUTH FORK OF FORKED DEER
RIVER, OFF OF HWY. 54
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, WF, BG
113-CYPRESS POND REFUGE Shotguns only for small game. Muzzleloaders
and shotguns with rifled slugs are legal for deer.
DECATUR COUNTY 585 ACRES EAST DECATUR, Centerfire rifles are prohibited. No antlerless deer
SOUTH OF WHITES CREEK ON THE TENNESSEE Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
may be taken during the statewide deer gun season. Closed to fall turkey hunting.
RIVER
CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, BG
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
Nov. 15 - the last day of February. April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
counts toward statewide bag limit. counts toward the statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - same as statewide Turkey (Young Sportsman) - same as statewide
season and bag limit. season.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Closed to waterfowl hunting. Closed to dog
training. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
118-GRAYS CREEK
Dove - Sep. 1, noon - continuing with HARDEMAN COUNTY 288 ACRES
116-ERNEST RICE, SR. NORTH OF BOLIVAR OFF OF HWY 18
statewide season.
DYER COUNTY 2,900 ACRES BRANDON GILBERT (901) 878-0855 SG, WF, BG
JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, WF, BG
114-DRY CREEK
HARDIN COUNTY 4,000 ACRES Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
Same as statewide season, except small game
NORTH OF PICKWICK LAKE NEAR BRUTON to fall turkey hunting.
hunting is closed during the big game gun hunt
BRANCH
and except as noted.
CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, BG
Dog training is closed. Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April
ATV/OHV use is prohibited. Loading
14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts toward
or unloading of ATV/OHV on WMA is
statewide bag limit.
prohibited.
Waterfowl, Raccoon, Opossum - Same as Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
statewide seasons, except as noted. Waterfowl, season.

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dates. Deer hunting with archery equipment only, the remainder of the statewide seasons. One
119-HARMON CREEK except youths may use archery equipment or legal youth-only field and two adult fields.
deer hunting firearms during the October Young
BENTON COUNTY 983 ACRES Sportsman deer hunt.. Closed to quail hunting.
DAVID ULDERICH (731) 584-7317 SG, WF, BG Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons,
except waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. (CST)
Any temporary blinds, hides, and decoys must Turkey - One non-quota hunt: each day of the regular statewide waterfowl
be at least 200 yards from any permanent April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, seasons, except the last day of duck seasons and
blinds and be removed at the end of shooting counts toward the statewide bag limit. remaining goose seasons when hunting closes
hours each day. at sunset.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
season and bag limit. Waterfowl (Fig Field Unit/Fullen North and South
Tracts) - Fig Field Unit is that land North of Grammer
Same as statewide seasons. Road. Waterfowl Hunting will be allocated by
Waterfowl - North unit (portion of refuge
north of Middle Fork Forked Deer River Channel) hand-held weekly draw hunts for three-day hunts
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. open to waterfowl hunting on Saturday and Friday-Sunday and opening weekend(s). The
Sunday during late duck season(s). Walk-in only. hand-held drawing will be held on the Monday
No blinds, decoys, materials may be left overnight. prior to the hunt at 6 p.m. at the John Tully
Field Office. Hunting will only be allowed from
120-HARTS MILL All hunting shall cease at 3 p.m. except the last
day of the season when hunting closes at sunset. designated locations.
NORTHWEST CARROLL COUNTY AND No access before 4 a.m. or after 5 p.m. No access
SOUTHEAST WEAKLEY COUNTY 1,758 ACRES during refuge closure dates except for waterfowl
ALONG THE SOUTH FORK OF OBION RIVER OFF Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
hunters on open hunt days.
OF HWY. 105 AND HWY. 190
LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, WF, BG
(731) 423-5725

123-JARRELL SWITCH REFUGE 125-LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES


CARROLL COUNTY 250 ACRES NEAR MCKENZIE STEWART COUNTY 170,000 ACRES (60,000 IN TN)
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE OBION RIVER BETWEEN PARIS LANDING AND DOVER
LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, WF, BG FOR INFORMATION CONTACT USDA FOREST
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from SERVICE, LBL, 100 VAN MORGAN DRIVE, GOLDEN
Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
Nov. 15 - last day of Feb. POND, KY 42211, (270) 924-2000 or visit LBL's
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us
counts toward the statewide bag limit. Closed to
fall turkey season. All harvested deer and turkeys must be
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. checked at an LBL check station before
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide Closed to waterfowl hunting. leaving LBL. All areas lying in Tennessee
season. except: 1. Nature Watch Area, wildlife
refuges, safety zones around facilities, and
areas posted as closed. 2. The back half of
REGION I

121-HOP-IN REFUGE 124-JOHN TULLY Rushing Bay is closed to all activity Nov.
OBION COUNTY 650 ACRES LAUDERDALE COUNTY 15,500 ACRES 1 - Mar. 15.
ON THE SOUTH FORK OF THE OBION RIVER, HWY. 19 WEST OF RIPLEY AND HWY. 87
HWY. 89 NEAR KENTON WEST OF HENNING
LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, BG CHRIS PARK (731) 738-0233 SG, BG, WF
Small Game (Archery Only) - Squirrel,
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Camping is permitted in designated camp sites groundhog, and fox may be taken during deer
Nov. 1 - the last day of Feb. only. Some roads may be posted as closed to archery season only by legally licensed and
motorized vehicles during the deer hunts. equipped deer archery hunters. Statewide limits
apply. Arrows must be equipped with broad-heads
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. according to deer regulations or small game
Closed to dove, quail, waterfowl and fall turkey Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. points.
hunting. Fall Squirrel - Aug. 19 - Sep. 22, Oct. 1 - 14 and
Deer - Antlered deer must be spike or must Dec.1 - Feb. 28.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: have nine points or more. No antlerless deer to be Spring Squirrel - May 12-June 10
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, taken during the gun season. Deer count toward
counts toward statewide bag limit. Unit L bag limit. All deer taken must be checked Dove, Snipe, Woodcock - same as statewide
in at Cold Creek Grocery, Woodards Grocery or season.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
Hargetts Meat Processing. Tree Stands must be Fox, Quail, Rabbit - Dec. 1 - Feb. 28, except quail
season.
marked with hunters TWRA ID Number. season closes on Jan. 15.

122-HORNS BLUFF REFUGE Bobcat/Otter - Dec. 1 - Feb. 28.


CROCKETT/GIBSON COUNTIES 1,790 ACRES Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Coyote, Armadillo, Ground Hog - May by taken
SIX MILES NORTHEAST OF ALAMO OFF HWY. 54 April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, during daylight hours only by legally licensed
PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, BG, WF counts toward statewide bag limit. hunters during any open season with weapons
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide specified for that season.
Refuge closed Nov. 15 - Feb.15. Observation
areas closed sunset to sunrise. season. Also may be taken with centerfire rifles,
handguns, and shotguns with shot size T or
Dove - Open Sep. 2 at noon through smaller during the month of Feb.
Same as statewide seasons except for closure
Opossum, Raccoon - Sunset Dec. 1 - sunrise Feb.

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28. Two raccoons per person per night. areas open, except Nature Watch Areas, wildlife by licensed deer hunters.
refuges, safety zones around facilities, and other
Crow - Open during any LBL small game season
areas posted as closed to hunting.
that coincides with the statewide crow season.
Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday within
Fox Chasing - From sunset to sunrise, Aug. 19 -
Dog Training - Quail, rabbit and raccoon statewide seasons, except as noted. No antlerless deer
Sept. 16. LBL Hunter Use Permit required.
chasing only. Oct. 1-31. Except closed from sunset may be taken during the statewide deer gun season.
Bullfrog - May 15 - Aug. 31. Gigs only. Bag limit 15. Friday until sunrise Monday of the youth deer Closed to spring squirrel hunting. Small game
hunt weekend. LBL Hunter Use Permit required. hunters must meet blaze orange requirements.
Training permitted only in designated areas.
Field Trials: Special Squirrel Hunt (Youth) - Aug 19.
Deer - During the September through
Raccoon Field Trials, Bird Dogs, Beagles and
January deer seasons, there is an LBL-wide one
Retriever Field Trials - July 1 - Mar. 31. Forest Waterfowl - Waterfowl Hunting (Draw
antlered deer limit per hunter, whether by gun,
bow, quota, or non-quota, TN or KY hunt.
Service SPECIAL USE PERMIT required. Zone) - Late season Waterfowl hunting will be
allocated by computer draw and is restricted to
Deer/Turkey (Archery) - Sep.23 through the end temporary blind sites. Hunters are restricted to
of the statewide season, except for quota hunt 126- LICK CREEK numbered stakes as specified by special instructions
days and one day immediately before each quota BENTON COUNTY 198 ACRES supplied by TWRA annually. Decoys may be left
hunt. Archery equipment to conform to state DAVID ULDERICH (731) 593-0588 SG, WF, BG out over the specified hunt but must be removed
regulations. One turkey, either sex. Two white- upon completion of the hunt on the last day. Draw
tailed deer, no more than one antlered. Counts hunts will be Opening day(s) and Thursday-Saturday.
toward statewide bag limit. Same as statewide seasons. Hunting will be limited to designated areas.
Deer (Gun)(Young-Sportsman) - One hunt. Oct. Waterfowl Hunting (Non-Draw Zone) - Same as

REGION I
21-22. Hunter quota 800. One deer, either sex statewide seasons on opening days and Thursday -
Waterfowl - hunting allowed from Saturday.
(bonus deer). Youths must be accompanied by an temporary blinds only which must be removed
adult, and all youths must have received hunter at the end of the day. No blinds, blind materials, Waterfowl (Youth) - Saturday(s) of the Statewide
safety certification) see LBL website at www.lbl.org). boats, or decoys may be left overnight. Youth Waterfowl season.
Deer (Gun) - One hunt. Nov. 10-11. Hunter
quota 1,000. One deer, either sex. Counts toward Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Turkey (Young-Sportsman) - One hunt:
statewide bag. Mar. 24. One bearded turkey.
Deer (Gun) - One hunt. Nov. 25-26. Hunter Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 14 - May 6.

(731) 423-5725
quota 1,000. One deer, either sex. Counts toward 127-MANESS SWAMP REFUGE Hunt days are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
statewide bag. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward
WEAKLEY AND GIBSON COUNTIES 1,200 ACRES
AT THE JUNCT. OF SOUTH & MIDDLE FORKS OF statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young-Sportsman) - One hunt. THE OBION RIVER
April 7-8. Hunter quota 200. One turkey (bonus LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, BG Trapping - Beaver trapping by special
bird). Closed Nov. 1 to the last day in February to permit only. Trapping of all other species
Turkey - One hunt. April 10-11. Hunter quota 250. all forms of use and trespass unless otherwise prohibited.
One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag. indicated. Designated observation areas will
be open year-round. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Turkey - One hunt. April 14-15. Hunter Quota
200. One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag.
Dog Training - Open Monday, Wednesday
Turkey - Two hunts. April 16-22, 23-29. No quota. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
and Saturday, Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag. Closed to fall turkey hunting.
Field Trials - Sep. 1 - Apr. 30.

Geese - Same as the statewide goose season, Turkey - One non-quota turkey hunt:
except closed on LBL deer quota hunt dates. April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
counts toward statewide bag limit. 129-MOSS ISLAND
Early duck season - same as statewide season.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide DYER COUNTY 5,119 ACRES
Waterfowl hunting will be permitted during season. SIX MILES SOUTH OF HWY. 20
the statewide season throughout the Tennessee ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEE,
portion of LBL, except on designated, signed, 23 MILES WEST OF DYERSBURG
refuge areas, nature watch areas, and public use 128-MEEMAN-SHELBY JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, WF, BG
areas, and on deer quota hunt dates. Permanent FOREST STATE PARK AND Closed to dog training.
blinds are not allowed on LBL. NATURAL AREA
SHELBY COUNTY 13,000 ACRES NEAR
Trapping - Jan. 8-21. LBL hunt areas as MILLINGTON, NORTH OF MEMPHIS Same as statewide season, except small game
designated in LBL. Designated problem areas as CHRIS PARK (901) 876-5169 SG, WF, BG hunting is closed during the big game gun hunt
assigned. All species equipment and methods and except as noted
to conform with statewide regulations. trappers All hunters are required to register and
must obtain a trapping permit in advance at the obtain a free permit at the park headquarters
Golden Pond Administration Office, and report (901) 876-5215. Rimfire rifle, shotgun,
their harvest in accordance to LBL instructions. muzzleloader and archery equipment only. Waterfowl, Raccoon, Opossum - Waterfowl,
Centerfire rifles and handguns are prohibited. raccoon and opossum seasons are not closed
Beaver trapping season: Feb. 1 - Feb. 28. All Wild hogs may be taken during deer season during the big game hunts.

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Deer - Open with statewide season dates ALL UNITS (special regulations apply to Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
but restricted to Archery Equipment Only - no Maness Swamp Hunting Unit) No permanent April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey
hunting with muzzleloaders or guns for deer blinds. No blinds, blind materials, boats, counts toward the statewide bag limit.
except in 7 day gun season listed below. Antlered or decoys may be left overnight. Adjacent
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
deer must be spike or nine antler points or Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area is open
season and bag limit.
better. Archers must comply with legal blaze to hunting same as Obion River WMA.
orange requirements during regular statewide Hunting or access to hunt from the boardwalk
Muzzleloader and Gun Season dates. structure is prohibited. Dog training - Nov. 1 - March 15.
Deer (Gun)- One hunt: Dec. 16-22. One deer,
antlered only. Antlered deer must be spike or
nine antler points or better. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. 134-PERRY SWITCH
Closed to fall turkey hunting. MADISON COUNTY - 210 ACRES
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Open with
statewide seasons. No antler requirement on SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON OFF OF DEEP GAP RD.
this hunt. Turkey - One non-quota hunt: PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, WF, BG
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
counts towards statewide bag limit.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts
season. to fall turkey hunting.
towards statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
season.
April 14 - May 6. One bearded turkey, counts
MANESS SWAMP HUNTING UNIT toward statewide bag limit.
(731) 423-5725

Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. NORTH OF STATE HWY. 445, BORDERED BY THE Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
SOUTH FORK AND MIDDLE FORK OF THE OBION season.
Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting from RIVERS AS MARKED.
temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials,
boats, or decoys may be left overnight. 135-PRESIDENTS ISLAND
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Closed to fall turkey hunting. SHELBY COUNTY 6,300 ACRES
CHRIS PARK (901) 876-5169 BG
130-NATCHEZ TRACE
Hunters must check in at the hunter check station
STATE FOREST Turkey - One non-quota hunt:
before hunting and check out at the completion of
BENTON/CARROLL/HENDERSON COUNTIES April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
each days hunt. Permit will be held while hunters
48,000 ACRES OFF I-40, EXIT 116 counts towards statewide bag limit.
hunt. Access allowed only to TWRA authorized
DAVID ULDERICH (731) 584-7317 SG, BG
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide personnel and permit holders. Access permitted
REGION I

season. from Farm Road only. No access permitted from


Mississippi River, McKellar Lake, or from the
Same as statewide seasons, excepted as noted. Causeway.
Waterfowl - Waterfowl Hunting will be
allocated by hand held weekly drawings for 3 day
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. hunts (Friday - Sunday) and Opening weekend(s). Deer (Archery - Excluding Ensley Unit) - One
The drawings will be held on the Monday prior to antlerless hunt: Oct. 13-15. Hunter quota 150. Bag
Shooting Range - See page 34. the hunt at 6:00 p.m. at the Kenton Gym, 206 West limit two deer (Bonus deer), which may be antlerless
College St., Kenton, TN 38233. Hunting will only or spike antlered deer. Scouting date Oct. 12. Permit
be allowed from designated locations. Waterfowl holders only.
hunting closes at 3:00 p.m. except that last day of
131-NEW HOPE the late waterfowl season(s) and youth season(s) Deer (Archery - Excluding Ensley Unit) - One hunt:
when hunting ends at sunset. Dec. 1-3. Hunter quota 50. Two deer, one antlered,
BENTON COUNTY 88 ACRES and one antlerless (bonus deer). Antlered deer must
DAVID ULDERICH (731) 593-0588 SG, WF, BG Closed to all activities five days before each have at least nine antler points. Scouting date: Nov.
Waterfowl hunting from temporary blinds opening of the late duck season. All hunting other 30 for the Dec. 1-3 permit holders only.
only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or than waterfowl is prohibited during the late duck
ENSLEY UNIT
decoys may be left overnight. seasons. No waterfowl hunters permitted on Unit
or Access area from two hours after legal shooting Access permitted from Shelby Drive only.
hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted during the late duck season(s).
Deer (Archery - Ensley Unit) - One hunt:
Dec. 1-3. Hunter quota 30. One deer, antlered only
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. (bonus deer). Antlered deer must have at least nine
133-PARKER BRANCH antler points. Scouting date: Nov. 30 for the Dec. 1-3
GIBSON COUNTY 358 ACRES permit holders only.
132-OBION RIVER OFF HWY. 186 BETWEEN GIBSON AND TRENTON
PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, BG
OBION/WEAKLEY/GIBSON COUNTIES
8,500 ACRES Farm pond closed to fishing sunset to sunrise. 136-REELFOOT
ALONG THE OBION RIVER BETWEEN LAKE/OBION COUNTIES 24,000 ACRES
HWY. 45W AND HWY. 45E NORTH OF HWY. 22 AND EAST OF HWY. 78
LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, WF, BG Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. JEFF MARTIN (731) 253-7343
Closed to quail hunting.

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No WMA permits are required. However, closed during small game, trapping and statewide
in addition to regular hunting and fishing SHELBY FOREST deer gun season(s).
licenses, a Reelfoot Preservation Permit
SEE MEEMAN-SHELBY FOREST STATE PARK AND
is required to hunt, trap, fish or boat on Turkey - One non-quota hunt;
NATURAL AREA
Reelfoot WMA, (including the washout and April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey
tailwaters downstream as marked, and that counts towards statewide bag limit.
portion of Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge 137-SOUTH FORK WATERFOWL
in Tennessee). The exceptions are Sportsman Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
License holders, youth under 16 and residents
REFUGE seasons.
over 65. MADISON COUNTY 778 ACRES ON HWY. 412
PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, BG, WF Dog training - Sept. 1 - Oct. 31

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
game hunters (except waterfowl) must wear blaze Same as statewide seasons, except closed to all
orange during big game hunts. Closed to Spring activities five days before the first opening of the
and Fall Turkey hunting. late duck season to Feb. 15. All hunting other Waterfowl - Same as statewide season, except
than waterfowl is prohibited during the late duck hunting of waterfowl during the late duck season
season. No access during refuge closure dates permitted only on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Opossum, Raccoon - Sunset, Aug. except for waterfowl hunters on open hunt days. and the first and last day of each segment of the late
25 - the last day of Feb. No limit. Fall turkey season closed. duck season and the youth waterfowl season. Goose
season to coincide with statewide season after the
Deer - Same as statewide season except youth waterfowl season, no pool restrictions or day,
Turkey - One non-quota hunt;
archery only from Nov. 12 until the end of the except the last day of each season and the remaining
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey

REGION I
statewide deer seasons and antlered deer only goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset.
counts toward statewide bag limit.
during muzzleloader season. Deer count toward Designated pools (except Pool 10, Pool 11 and Pool
statewide bag limit. Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
12) will be allocated by computer draw. Waterfowl
season and bag limit.
hunting is restricted to temporary blind sites.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Open with Hunters are restricted to pools or number stakes as
statewide season. Waterfowl - Same as statewide season, specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA
except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck annually. All hunters in a party are required to hunt
season permitted on Saturday and Sunday and the in the same temporary blind site for which they are
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. first and last day of each segment of the late duck drawn. Decoys and temporary blinds may be left

(731) 423-5725
season. All hunting ceases at 3 p.m. (CST) each out over the specified hunt but must be removed
Waterfowl - Same as waterfowl zone day, except the last day of the season when hunting upon completion of the hunt on the last day.
seasons. Waterfowl hunting closed at 3 p.m. (CST), closes at sunset. Walk-in only. No blinds, decoys,
No waterfowl hunters permitted in Pool 10, Pool 11
except for last day of each segment of the late duck materials may be left overnight. No access before 4
or Pool 12 or access area from two hours after legal
and the remaining Reelfoot goose seasons when a.m. or after 5 p.m.
shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following
hunting ceases at sunset. day during the late duck season(s). No permanent
blinds. All decoys, temporary blinds, blind materials
Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound only 138-SPRING CREEK and boats must be removed daily.
blind sites) - Application must be received by the MADISON COUNTY - 439 ACRES All waterfowl hunting shall cease at 3 p.m. (CST)
TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth WEST OF SPRING CREEK OFF OF HWY 152 each day, except the last day of each season and the
Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, WF, BG remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close
another blind are not eligible to compete in the at sunset.
wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If blind is not
occupied by shooting time, another wheelchair- Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one to fall turkey hunting. 140-THREE RIVERS
assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the
blind for that day. Hunting restricted to wheelchair OBION COUNTY 1,577 ACRES
hunters and assistants only within the marked Turkey - One non-quota hunt: LARRY ARMSTRONG (731) 749-5587 SG, WF, BG
wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds. April 14 - May 6 One bearded turkey, counts
toward statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Youth Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound only Closed to fall turkey hunting.
blind sites) - Application must be received by the season.
fourth Friday in October.. Persons holding a permit
for another blind are not eligible to compete in Turkey - One non-quota: April 14 - May 6.
the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. Youths, age 139-THORNY CYPRESS Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward
6-15, must be accompanied by an adult, 21 years of statewide bag limit.
age or older, who must remain in position to take DYER COUNTY 3,100 ACRES
TRACT I - BETWEEN HWY. 104 AND I-155 Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
immediate control of the hunting device except as season.
TRACT II - BETWEEN BOOTHSPOINT RD. AND
otherwise noted. If blind is not occupied by shooting
WHITE LAKE REFUGE
time, another wheelchair-bound hunter and 1 to 3
JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, WF, BG
assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
older) may occupy the blind for the day. Hunting
restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only Waterfowl - No waterfowl hunters
within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Areas
within 150 yards of draw waterfowl pools are permitted on unit or access area from two hours
designated blinds. after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m.
the following day during late duck season(s).
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SOUTHEAST OF MILLEDGEVILLE,
141-TIGRETT 144-WEST SANDY OFF OF HWY. 69
(SPRINGVILLE BOTTOMS) CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, WF, BG
DYER COUNTY 7,419 ACRES
PATRICK LEMONS (731) 697-5200 SG, WF, BG HENRY COUNTY 4,319 ACRES All small game hunting is closed during
DAVID ULDERICH (731) 593-0588 SG, WF, BG Young Sportsman deer hunts. All water traffic
prohibited five days before the opening day(s)
Fishing, trapping and hunting all species of the statewide duck season.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. other than waterfowl prohibited in the
All small game hunting (excluding waterfowl sub-impoundments during the late duck
hunting) closed on this area during the Young season. All activities are prohibited in the
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed
Sportsman hunts. sub-impoundments five days before each
to fall turkey hunting.
opening day of the statewide duck season.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Dove - Sep. 1, noon-sunset. Continuing with
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, statewide season.
counts toward statewide bag limit. Same as statewide seasons,
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide Quail - Dec. 1-31
season and bag limit. Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting closes at
3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide
waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck Deer - Same as statewide seasons, except
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. seasons and remaining goose seasons when archery-only deer hunting after Nov. 26. Archers
hunting closes at sunset. Any temporary blinds, must meet legal blaze orange requirements during
hides and decoys must be at least 200 yards from this period. Closed to January Young Sportsman
Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting closes at
(731) 423-5725

any permanent blind and removed at the end of deer hunt.


3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide
waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck the hunt day.
seasons and remaining goose seasons when Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons,
hunting closes at sunset. No access to WMA by Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound Only except as noted. Waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m.
waterfowl hunters before 4 a.m. Blind Sites) - Applications must be received by (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl
the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth seasons, except the last day of duck seasons and
Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for remaining goose seasons when hunting closes at
sunset. All types of water traffic prohibited after
142-TULL BOTTOM another blind are not eligible to compete in the
wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If blind is not 5 p.m.
CHESTER COUNTY 1,184 ACRES
occupied by shooting time, another wheelchair- No waterfowl hunters permitted on the area or
EAST OF HENDERSON ALONG THE SOUTH FORK
bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one access areas before 4 a.m. opening day(s), and from
OF THE FORKED DEER RIVER OFF OF HWY. 200
assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following days during the late
CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 SG, WF, BG
the blind for that day. Hunting restricted to duck season.
REGION I

wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the


marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated Waterfowl (Lebanon Pond) - Lebanon Pond
blinds. waterfowl hunting area will be allocated by
Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
computer draw as specified in the waterfowl quota
to fall turkey hunting.
hunt computer drawing and allocation procedures.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Draw hunts will be Opening weekend(s), Monday-
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: Thursday, and Friday-Sunday within the late
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, Dog training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Closed waterfowl seasons. Waterfowl hunting is restricted
counts toward statewide bag limit. during the late duck season. to temporary staked blind sites designated by GPS
coordinates. Successful applicants and guests
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
will be required to hunt within 25 yards of staked
season and bag limit.
145-WHITE LAKE REFUGE blind sites and are required to hunt at the same
temporary blind site for which they are drawn.
DYER COUNTY 1,194 ACRES Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over
143-TUMBLEWEED JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, BG the specified hunt period but must be removed
LAKE COUNTY 5,770 ACRES Closed to all forms of use and trespass from upon completion of the hunt on the last day of
SOUTHWEST CORNER, ON HWY. 79 Nov. 15 - the last day of February. Closed to that period.
JASON MAXEDON (731) 285-6124 SG, BG, WF dog training.
147-WOLF RIVER AND GHOST RIVER
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. STATE NATURAL AREA
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Closed to dove, fall turkey, and waterfowl hunting. FAYETTE COUNTY 10,230 ACRES ON HWY. 57
Dove - Same as statewide season. Hunting EAST OF MEMPHIS, ALONG THE WOLF RIVER
permitted from designated fields only. BRANDON GILBERT (901) 878-0855
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: SG, BG, WF
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. counts toward statewide bag limit. Ghost River Natural Area is open same as
Wolf River WMA. Hunting or access to hunt
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide from the boardwalk structure is prohibited.
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: season.
UNIT I (THAT PORTION SOUTH OF HWY. 57)
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, .
counts toward statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
146-WHITE OAK
season and bag limit. HARDIN COUNTY 7,000 ACRES Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed
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to quail hunting; dog training permitted. Closed to
fall turkey season. All small game hunting is closed
during Young Sportsman deer hunts.

Dove - Sep. 1 at noon and every day


thereafter during the remainder of the statewide
dove seasons.

Rabbit - Nov. 18 - Jan. 31.


Est. 1954
Deer - Deer hunting is archery equipment
only after Nov. 17 through the end of statewide Hunt prime land in Barbour December 27th, 2012
deer seasons. Archers must meet legal blaze & Bullock Counties.
orange requirements during this period. Closed to
January Young Sportsman deer hunt. Highest deer densit y in Alabama. Hogs, coyotes and bobcats (no charge, no limit with
paid deer hunt)
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: 6,000 acre family-owned plantation. NO LEASED LAND.
April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey, 50 Food Plots with elevated shooting houses surrounded by pines and oak bottoms.
counts toward statewide bag limit.
New cottages with private bedrooms and baths. First class lodge. All meals included.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
season and bag limit.
Quail Hunts - Half Day and Full Day - Unlimited Birds!

REGION I
Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting closes at
3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide
waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck
seasons and remaining goose seasons when
hunting closes at sunset. Temporary blinds only.

Dog training - Sep. 1 - Jan. 31, except closed

(731) 423-5725
during deer gun hunts.

Shooting range - Rifle Sight-In Range open


in Oct.
UNIT II (THAT PORTION NORTH OF HWY. 57)
To plan your hunt,
call J. Paul Taylor at Visit us at
Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed
to fall turkey hunting. 877.539.5699 www.pa-ko.com

Turkey - One non-quota hunt:


April 14 - May 6. Bag limit one bearded turkey,
counts toward statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide
season and bag limit.

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Unit 1 is closed to small game hunting and trapping.
WMA Region II
Quail -Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
207
MONTGOMERY MACON
228 ROBERTSON SUMNER
215 TROUS- Dog Training - Sept. 1 - Feb. 28.
DALE
209 212 224 225
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CH SMITH
208 DAVIDSON WILSON Waterfowl
DICKSON
227 Same as statewide season, except open on
213 Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of the
WILLIAMSON
222 214
FO
RD 216 late duck season. Hunting on Woods Reservoir is
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230 duck and goose seasons hunting is allowed outside of
MAURY 223 220
231 blind sites, except 150 yards from the bank starting

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LEWIS BEDFORD COFFEE

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217
218 at the pumping station going west to the Rowland's

MA
202 219 Creek causeway. Waterfowl hunting is allowed from
201
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229 registered blind sites during the scheduled deer

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211 226
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204

WOODS RESERVOIR WATERFOWL REFUGE 202-ARNOLD HOLLOW


201-AEDC AND WOODS RESERVOIR Dec. 1-Jan. 31- All forms of trespass are prohibited. WAYNE COUNTY 7,844 ACRES
(615) 781-6622

REFUGE (For specific boundary lines see the TWRA NORTH OF WAYNESBORO
website-WMA maps- AEDC WMA) PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, BG
COFFEE/FRANKLIN COUNTIES UNIT 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Part of the Arnold Air Force Base 32,000 ACRES
NEAR TULLAHOMA, I-24 EXIT #117
WES WINTON (931) 967-6101 SG, WF, BG Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Deer (Special Regulations)
All access is strictly controlled and all areas are
All deer hunting dates are subject to coordination
subject to be closed by the military. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
with military training.
There are areas on AEDC that may contain
Unit 1 may only be hunted when the Red entrance
unexploded ordnances (small ammunition,
gate off of Rifle Range Road is open and signage lists 203-BARK CAMP BARRENS
anti-personnel mines, mortars, and artillery
Unit 1 as open.
rounds). There are also areas on AEDC where COFFEE COUNTY 2,800 ACRES
open holes (manholes, wells, and sinkholes) are Unit 2 may only be hunted when the red gate off of WES WINTON (931) 967-6101 SG, BG
REGION II

present. Hunters are advised to use caution. Wattendorf HWY is open and the signage lists Unit
If any unexploded ordinances or holes are 2 as open.
found- DO NOT TOUCH and notify the AEDC
Operations Center at (931) 454-7752. Deer/Turkey (Archery) Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

The following are PROHIBITED on AEDC Oct. 9 - Nov. 3. No hunter quota, Statewide bag limits
property: apply. Rabbit - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Handguns (regardless of carry permit) Sections of Unit 3 containing mountain bike trails
Rifles (rim-fire and center-fire) may be hunted; bike riders will still use this area Dog Training (Rabbit and Quail) - Sept.
during archery hunts. 1 - Jan. 15. Dog training for the remainder of the
Camping and fires outside of designated year is open to all other species.
campgrounds Deer (Young Sportsman-Shotgun-Muzzleloader)
Metal detectors or digging Oct. 7-8. No hunter quota, 2 deer, either sex only one
ATVs Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
may by antlered. Bonus deer.
Horseback riding Deer(Shotgun - Muzzleloader)
Big game and small game hunters are Nov. 10-12, 24-26. 900 quota, 2 deer either sex only 204-BEAR HOLLOW MOUNTAIN
required to sign-in prior to hunting at one of one may be antlered. Bonus deer.
three hunter sign-in stations. Sign-in stations FRANKLIN COUNTY 17,000 ACRES
are located at the western (next to Harton Blvd.) STACY STEVENSON (931) 968-6215 SG, BG, HI
Turkey (Spring)
and eastern (on Dixie Rd) ends of Wattendorf Special Use - ATVs may be used only to
Hwy. Hunters may also sign-in at the Hunters Same as statewide season, except open only on
retrieve harvested deer. Hooved animal
Check Station on Old Brick Church Rd. Hunters Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
riders must stay on the designated trail and
should fill out a sign-in card and keep it on Unit 1 is closed to spring turkey hunting. park their vehicles in designated parking
their person or visible in the windshield of their areas at all times. Possession of alcoholic
vehicle while hunting. Turkey (Fall) beverages is prohibited while horseback
Small game hunting and dog training are Dec. 2-10. No hunter quota, 3 turkey either sex. riding. No tying horses to trees. Hooved
closed during all deer hunts. Raccoon/Opossum animal riding permitted only by individuals
Unit 1 is closed to fall turkey hunting. possessing a valid hunting and fishing license
hunting is closed the night before a deer hunt.
UNIT 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat
Deer-Turkey-Archery Zones may be hunted on Conservation Permit.
any deer-turkey hunt by drawn hunters using
archery equipment only. These areas are closed No littering. Hunter camping allowed only
to small game hunting. Same as statewide seasons. Small game hunting is at designated campground (Lakeview). Fires
closed Oct. 7-8, Nov. 10-13, 24-26. permitted only in designated campgrounds.
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Bear Hollow, Keith Springs (HWY 16), between sunset and sunrise. AND DYSON DITCH REFUGE
Keith Cove, Poplar Springs and Rock House
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from
Road will be opened for scouting on the 4th
Nov. 15 - the last day of February. Designated
Saturday in Aug. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. observation areas will be open year round.
During daylight hours, all users outside of Antlered deer only during muzzleloader and Access by boat only.
an enclosed vehicle or out of camp must gun seasons.
wear blaze orange during the deer gun and
muzzleloader seasons. Turkey - One hunt: Oct. 9-20. Hunter quota Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Archery
150. Two turkeys, either sex. equipment only for deer hunting. All seasons
closed during refuge closure dates unless otherwise
Same as statewide seasons and bag limits, except Turkey - Same as statewide spring season. indicated. Archers must comply with legal blaze
as noted. Only one antlerless deer per day. orange requirements during muzzleloader and gun
seasons.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.

Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.


205-BEAVER DAM CREEK Dog training - Daylight hours only.
HICKMAN COUNTY 7,619 ACRES Turkey - One hunt: Oct. 9-20. Hunter quota
SOUTH OF CENTERVILLE Firing Range - Open 12 noon until one hour
50. Two turkeys, either sex.
REGION II OFFICE (615) 781-6622 SG, BG after sunset daily. Automatic weapons prohibited.
Archery Range - Open daily. Field points only.
210-EAGLE CREEK

REGION II
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. WAYNE COUNTY 22,000 ACRES
209-CHEATHAM LAKE
NEAR WAYNESBORO
CHEATHAM COUNTY 5,152 ACRES PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, BG
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
OFF HWYS. 49 AND 12, WEST OF ASHLAND CITY
ERIC TUMMINS (615) 792-4510 SG, WF, BG
206-BROWNTOWN Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
WAYNE COUNTY 6,336 ACRES
NORTH OF WAYNESBORO
Same as statewide seasons on Sycamore Creek
upstream from railroad trestle, Harpeth River Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, BG
upstream from Highway 49 and on Johnson Creek

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upstream from Johnson Creek Bridge.
Hunting on remainder of Cheatham Lake WMA 211-FLINTVILLE HATCHERY
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
same as statewide season, except during the LINCOLN COUNTY 750 ACRES
late duck season when hunting is open only on EAST OF FAYETTEVILLE ON HWY. 64
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and the REGION II OFFICE (615) 781-6622 NP
first and the last day of each segment of the late
statewide duck season.
207-CEDAR HILL SWAMP Waterfowl hunting is permitted only from Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
ROBERTSON COUNTY 200 ACRES registered blind sites and from staked temporary Archery equipment only for deer. Guns may be
ERIC TUMMINS (615) 792-4510 SG, WF, BG blind sites during the late duck season. used on Young Sportsman hunts and during the
fall turkey season. Archers must comply with legal
Hunting on Harpeth Island, Marks Creek, and
blaze orange requirements during muzzleloader
Bluff Creek wade-in areas is not restricted to
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. and gun seasons.
registered or staked temporary sites.
Archery equipment only for big game hunting.
Night hunting, trapping and fishing prohibited in
Archers must comply with legal blaze orange Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
waterfowl impoundments during the waterfowl
requirements during muzzleloader and gun
season.
seasons.
The sub-impoundment units as posted are closed Dog training - Daylight hours only.
to all types of activity five days before the opening
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
of the first segment of the late duck season.
212-GALLATIN STEAM PLANT
208-CHEATHAM Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound only SUMNER COUNTY 250 ACRES NEAR GALLATIN
blind site) - Applications must be received by the REGION II OFFICE (615) 781-6622 BG
CHEATHAM COUNTY 20,810 ACRES
SOUTH OF THE CUMBERLAND RIVER, TWRA Region II Office by noon on the Oct. 27. Free Gallatin Steam Plant daily permit
NEAR ASHLAND CITY Persons holding a permit for another blind are not required in addition to WMA permit. Daily
ERIC TUMMINS (615) 792-4510 SG, BG, HI eligible. permits available at the cemetery parking
area kiosk. Follow instructions on permit.
Special Use - Hooved animal riding permitted
Dove - Same as statewide. Hunting Parking in designated areas. No camping.
only by individuals possessing a valid hunting
permitted from designated fields only. Scouting begins one week prior to opening
and fishing license and WMA permit or a
day. Closed to dog training.
High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit.
Riding is allowed in designated areas only. Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, except
Horses and other saddle and pack animals closed during duck seasons. Deer, Turkey - Same as
are prohibited during big game seasons. statewide season, except as noted. Archery
CHEATHAM LAKE - PARDUE POND REFUGE equipment only. Archers must comply with legal
Unauthorized entry or presence is prohibited
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blaze orange requirements during muzzleloader CUMBERLAND RIVER
and gun seasons. ERIC TUMMINS (615) 792-4510 SG, WF, BG 218-HICKORY FLATS
Night hunting, trapping, dog training COFFEE COUNTY 623 ACRES
and fishing prohibited in the waterfowl NORTH OF ASBURY RD
213-HALEY-JAQUETH impoundment from Oct. 15 - May 31. WES WINTON (931) 967-6101 SG, BG
WILLIAMSON COUNTY 200 ACRES Participating waterfowl hunters only in the
COLLEGE GROVE bottoms from the beginning of the late duck
TOMMY EDWARDS (931) 840-4042 SG, BG season through the conclusion of the youth Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
waterfowl hunt.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. No horseback riding during big game hunts. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Archery equipment only for deer. Archers must
comply with legal blaze orange requirements
during muzzleloader and gun seasons. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. During 219-LAUREL HILL
the late duck season, waterfowl and small game
hunting is open only on Wednesday, Thursday, LAWRENCE COUNTY 14,952 ACRES
Dove - Sep. 2. Youth only (6-16) accompanied Saturday, Sunday and the first and last day of each WEST OF LAWRENCEBURG OFF HWY. 64
by a non-hunting adult, and shooting is from segment of the late statewide duck season. Checking Station, 74 VFW Rd. Lawrenceburg
staked positions only. Sep. 4 and every Saturday PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, WF, BG, HI
thereafter of the 1st segment open to all ages. All
hunting is on designated field only. Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting permitted Special Use - ATVs allowed on roads open
only from registered blind sites beginning with to motor vehicle traffic only. All hooved
the first day of the late duck season. animals must be ridden on designated trails
Dog training - Daylight hours only.
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or roads open to motorized vehicles. Hooved


animals and ATV riding on trails and roads is
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
prohibited during all big game seasons.
214 - HAPPY HOLLOW Hooved animal riding and Off-Highway Vehicle
Dog training - open all year-round.
HICKMAN COUNTY 1,800 ACRES (OHV) use permitted only by individuals
LOCATED OFF HWY 50 NEAR ONLY Daylight hours only.
possessing a valid hunting and fishing license
TOMMY EDWARDS (931) 840-4042 SG, WF, BG and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat
ATVs may only be used by hunters to retrieve Conservation Permit.
216-HEADWATERS
deer. Leaving any personal property unattended Possession of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
for longer than 24 hours, without prior CANNON COUNTY 600 ACRES (IN 4 PARCELS) Unauthorized entry or presence is prohibited
permission, may be impounded and may be NEAR WOODBURY between sunset and sunrise. Foot traffic only
disposed of according to state procedures. MICHAEL BOBEL (615) 444-6673 SG, BG beyond cables/gates during spring turkey season.
Treestands must be marked with the hunters No ATVs permitted.
REGION II

TWRA identification number. Camping in


designated areas only, tent camping only. No Parking in designated areas only.
Same as statewide season except as noted.
motorized vehicle access to campground. Fires No parking at Blanton School Road gate
permitted only in fire pits. (May 31 - Sept 15). Use River Road Trail access/ Small game hunting is closed sunset day before
parking during Blanton School gate closure. and during big game hunts.
Coyote may be taken during daylight hours only
Same as statewide season , except as noted. No during any open season with weapons specified
hunting the night before or during big game hunts. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. for that season.
Closed to fall turkey season. Closed to quail hunting. Bobcat may be taken on big game hunts that
Blaze orange required by all users during deer coincide with statewide season dates and may be
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. muzzleloader and gun hunts. taken with weapon legal for that hunt.
Night hunting prohibited.
Deer (Archery, Muzzleloader, Young Raccoon, Opossum - Sep. 8 -
Sportsman) - Same as statewide season. Feb. 28. Bag limit 2 raccoon per person per night.
Dog training - Daylight hours only. Opossum: no limit.
Deer (Gun) - Three hunts: Nov. 18-20, Dec. 9-11,
23-25. Hunter quota 80. Two deer, no more than
Fox Chasing - No fox chasing permitted.
one antlered (bonus deer). 217-HICK HILL
LEWIS COUNTY 3,608 ACRES
Turkey - Two hunts: Mar. 31 - Apr. 3, Apr. Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Sep. 16 - Oct.
SOUTH OF HOHENWALD
21-24. Hunter quota 50. One bearded bird. 1. Three deer, either sex, only one antlered (bonus
PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, BG
deer). Special Antlered Deer Regulations apply
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide on all deer hunts. Antlered deer must have at
season. least four antler points on one side or a 15-inch
minimum outside spread.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - One hunt:
215-HAYNES BOTTOM Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Oct. 14-15. One deer, either sex (bonus deer), no
antler restrictions.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 971 ACRES
NEAR DOTSONVILLE, ADJOINING THE Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Oct. 19-22.
Hunter quota 500. One deer, antlered only
(bonus deer).

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Deer (Gun) - Two hunts. Nov. 10-12, 24-26. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Hunter quota 500. One deer, antlered only (bonus 223-NORMANDY
deer).
BEDFORD/COFFEE COUNTIES 750 ACRES UNIT II
Deer (Gun) - One hunt. Dec. 1-3. Hunter quota ON NORMANDY LAKE HWY. 109 DOWNSTREAM TO OLD HICKORY
500. One deer, either sex (bonus deer). WES WINTON - (931) 967-6101 SG, BG DAM SG, WF, BG

Turkey - Same as statewide spring turkey


season. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Waterfowl - Jan. 13 - 28. On the WMA, goose Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
(not waterfowl) hunting is permitted and only in the
fields. On Laurel Hill lake, waterfowl hunting (duck
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons,
and goose) is allowed by boat only. Same as statewide 224-OLD HICKORY except as noted. Hunting from registered blind
bag limits.
SUMNER/WILSON/TROUSDALE COUNTIES sites only, except during the early duck season. All
NORTH OF LEBANON ON OLD HICKORY LAKE goose hunting is from registered blinds only.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
MICHAEL BOBEL (615) 444-6673
Areas consists of 6,000 huntable acres in UNIT III
Trapping - Dec. 1 - Feb. 10.
narrow strips of land along the 21,700 acres of FROM RIVER MILE 267 UPSTREAM
water on Old Hickory Lake. Of the 6,000 acres TO THE OLD LOCK 6 SITE
Dog Training - Sep. 1 Mar. 15, except only 1,000 acres have public land access. AT RIVER MILE 281 SG, WF, BG
during big game hunts, daylight hours only. The remaining 5,000 acres are primarily

REGION II
accessible by water.
SHIELDS FARM UNIT
UNIT I Same as statewide seasons, except as noted
HIGHWAY 109 UPSTREAM TO RIVER MILE 267
EXCLUDING LOCK 5 REFUGE SG, WF, BG
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Centerfire rifles and handguns prohibited.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons,
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. game hunting is closed after 3 p.m. (CST) during except as noted. Hunting from temporary blinds
the late duck season. The sub-impoundment units only. Decoys must be picked up each day.

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as posted are closed to all types of activity five days
220-MAPLE SPRINGS prior to the opening of the first segment of the late
COFFEE COUNTY 122 ACRES
duck season. Raccoon and opossum hunting, trapping 225-OLD HICKORY LOCK 5 REFUGE
and fishing are prohibited in sub-impoundments
NORTH OF MANCHESTER during the late waterfowl season. TROUSDALE/WILSON COUNTIES 900 ACRES
WES WINTON (931) 967-6101 SG, BG NORTH OF LEBANON; LOCATED FROM HWY. 231
UPSTREAM TO RIVER MILE 265.5
Dove (Youth only) - Sep. 2 on Bartons MICHAEL BOBEL (615) 444-6673
Creek. Youth only (6-16), must be accompanied by
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Public use, including all forms of trespass,
a licensed non-hunting adult. Hunting begins
is prohibited from Nov. 15 to the last day of
at 6 a.m.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. February. Public entry and fishing permitted
Dove - Same as statewide season, except for while on the main river channel passing
Bartons Creek. Bartons Creek opens Sep. 4 and through the refuge. Closed to waterfowl
221-MINGO SWAMP every Friday-Sunday and Wednesday thereafter hunting. Boat access only.
during the first segment of the statewide season.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 460 ACRES OLD HICKORY LOCK 5 REFUGE (NORTH OF THE
WEST OF WINCHESTER CUMBERLAND RIVER).
STACY STEVENSON (931) 968-6215 SG, WF, BG Waterfowl - Hunting is permitted only
from registered blind sites and staked temporary
blind sites during the late duck season. Same as Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
statewide season, except waterfowl hunting shall
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. OLD HICKORY LOCK 5 REFUGE (SOUTH OF THE
cease at 3 p.m. (CST) during the late duck season,
CUMBERLAND RIVER)
except hours same as statewide on the last day of
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
each segment of the late duck season.
Quail (Young Sportsman Only) - Nov.1 -
Nov. 14.
222-MTSU Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound only
HICKMAN COUNTY 995 ACRES blind site) - Applications must be received by the
WEST OF CENTERVILLE TWRA Region II Office by noon on the fourth Deer, Turkey (Young Sportsman
REGION II OFFICE (615) 781-6622 SG, BG Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for Only) - Sept. 23 - 24, Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8,
another blind are not eligible. 14-15. Archery equipment only.

Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, except Deer, Turkey (Young Sportsman Only) - Oct.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
closed during duck seasons. 21-22, 28-29, Nov. 4-5. Archery and muzzleloader
equipment only. All hunters must comply with
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. blaze orange requirements.

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Turkey (Young Sportsman Only) - Same as Youth must be accompanied by an adult who Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Deer
statewide spring turkey season. may not hunt or carry weapons. Each adult must is archery equipment only, except during Young
possess a valid hunting license and an area permit. Sportsman hunts.

226- OWL HOLLOW MILL Deer, Turkey (Archery Only) - Same Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
FRANKLIN COUNTY 3,000 ACRES as statewide seasons, except closed Friday,
NEAR TIMS FORD LAKE Saturday, Sunday and except as noted.
Firing Range - Montgomery County Shooting
STACY STEVENSON (931) 968-6215 SG, BG Complex, see page 34.
Deer (Muzzleloader) - Nov. 6 - 9, 13-16
except, on Monday through Thursday only.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Remainder of deer season is archery only. 229-TIE CAMP
WAYNE COUNTY 8,088 ACRES
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Turkey - Same as statewide spring turkey NORTH OF WAYNESBORO
season, except closed FridaySunday until Apr. 30. PAM McDONALD (931) 762-5749 SG, BG
Dove (Youth Only) - Sep. 2. Youth only
(6-16) must be accompanied by a licensed Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Apr. 30. Small
non-hunting adult. Maple Bend Road field only. game permit required. Training from horseback Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Rest of WMA closed. prohibited before Oct. 1. Participants of
sanctioned field trials may train 72 hours prior to Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Dove - Sep. 3. Entire WMA open to all ages for the
and after scheduled dates without a small game
remainder of the statewide dove season.
permit. Blank ammunition only. Night time dog
230-WILLIAMSPORT
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training prohibited.
Retriever Dog Training and Trials - Year-round MAURY COUNTY 1,722 ACRES
227-PERCY PRIEST ON HWY. 50 APPROXIMATELY 10 MI.
in designated areas only. Trials must be scheduled
DAVIDSON/RUTHERFORD/WILSON COUNTIES with Area Manager, and special field trial permits WEST OF COLUMBIA
TWO UNITS CONSISTING OF 10,768 HUNTABLE must be obtained from the TWRA Region II TOMMY EDWARDS (931) 840-4042 SG, BG, HI
ACRES SURROUNDING 14,500 ACRES OF WATER Office at least 30 days in advance of trial dates. Special Use - No riding during scheduled Big
BORDERING PERCY PRIEST LAKE Participants of sanctioned field trials may train 72 Game hunts. Hooved animal riding, bicycling
GLEN ROGERS (615) 355-0914 hours before and after scheduled dates without a and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted
Centerfire prohibited on all units. small game hunt permit. only by individuals possessing a valid hunting
Bird and Rabbit Dog and Fox Hound Trials - and fishing license and WMA permit or a High
UNIT I
Sep. 1 - Apr. 30. Trials must be scheduled with Impact Habitat Conservation Permit.
NEAR LAVERGNE NORTH OF SMYRNA AIR BASE
1,408 ACRES SG, BG Area Manager, and special field trial permits must Open one hour before sunrise until one hour
be obtained from the Region II Office at least 30 after sunset on hunt days. Possession of alcoholic
REGION II

Unit I closed to all activity from sunset to days in advance of trial dates. Field trial gallery beverages is prohibited. No camping allowed.
one-half hour before sunrise, except as noted. must be kept out of standing or planted crops by
Trucks and ATVs allowed off-road during Marshals provided by sponsoring club. Fox hound
field trials and training only. trials subject to special regulations.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. No
All activities, except dove hunts on UNIT II hunting the night before or during big game hunts.
designated fields and scheduled field trials, Closed to fall turkey hunting.
prohibited on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
from Sept. 1 - Apr. 30.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Deer Dove - Same as statewide season, except open
Additional WMA closures for special field is shotgun/muzzleloader/archery only. Fall turkey only on Sep. 1 and every Saturday during the first
trial dates are determined by the manager. is archery only. segment. Designated fields only. Shooting from
Currently, these additional dates are Oct. staked positions only on Sep. 1. On Sep. 1, staked
10-11; Nov. 9-10; Dec. 5, 12; Jan. 2-3; Feb. 27;
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. positions will be assigned by a drawing held on site at
March 1-2, 30. 10 a.m. Hunters must be present at drawing and must
check out at the conclusion of the hunt. Successful
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons.
Dove - Sep. 1, and each Saturday and applicants must be at the staked position at legal
Temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials, shooting hours.
Sunday thereafter, and Labor Day during the first
boats, or decoys may be left overnight.
and second segments of the statewide season.
Shooting from staked positions only. On Sep. 1, Deer (Archery) - Three hunts: Sept. 23-25, Sep.
staked positions will be assigned by a drawing held Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Apr. 30. No hunting 30 - Oct. 2, Oct. 7-9. Two deer, either sex, but only one
on site at 10 a.m. and hunters must check out at or training from horseback. can be antlered (bonus deer).
the conclusion of their hunt. Successful applicants
Archery Practice - Open yearround, on designated Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Two hunts: Oct.
must be at their staked position at the start of
range site (Poole Knobs) only. Target arrows only. 14-15, 21-22. Two deer, either sex, but only one can be
shooting hours.
antlered (bonus deer).
Squirrel - Same as statewide season, except 228-SHELTON FERRY Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Nov. 4-6. Hunter
as noted. quota 100. Two deer, either sex but only one can be
MONTGOMERY COUNTY 628 ACRES antlered (bonus deer).
SOUTH OF CLARKSVILLE
Quail, Rabbit (Youth) - Nov. 4 - Jan. ERIC TUMMINS (615) 792-4510 SG, WF, BG Deer (Gun) - Four hunts: Nov. 18-20, 25-27, Dec. 9-11,
15. Same as statewide seasons, except Monday 16-18. Hunter quota 100. Two deer, either sex but only
through Thursday only. Shotguns only. Each one can be antlered (bonus deer).

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Turkey (Young Sportsman) - One hunt: Mar. by all users. During daylight hours, all users
24-25. One bearded bird. outside of an enclosed vehicle or out of camp
must wear fluorescent orange during the deer
gun and muzzleloader seasons.
Turkey - Two hunts: Mar. 31 - Apr. 3, Apr.
14-17. One bearded bird per hunt. Treestands must be marked with the hunters
TWRA identification number. Leaving any 1421 W Lamar Alexander PKWY
personal property unattended for longer than
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. 24 hours, without prior permission, may be Maryville, TN 37801
impounded and may be disposed of according
Crow - Sep. 1 - Feb. 28. All crow hunting is to state procedures.
limited to Saturdays during the month of September
during the first segment of dove season, thereafter on
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, daylight Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
hours only.
Firing Range - Automatic weapons
231-YANAHLI prohibited. See page 34.
We are a full service
MAURY COUNTY 12,325 ACRES
SOUTH EAST OF COLUMBIA
archery pro shop. We
work on all brands of

REGION II
TOMMY EDWARDS (931) 840-4042 SG, WF, BG, HI
Special Use - Horses and other saddle and bows and crossbows.
pack animals are prohibited during big game
seasons. ATVs are prohibited.
Hooved animal riding permitted only by Like us on Facebook!
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(615) 781-6622
prohibited, must ride on designated trails only.
The use of any alcoholic beverages is prohibited
Farmland Owner License Exemption Statement
FARMLAND OWNER LICENSE EXEMPTION STATEMENT
TCA 70-2-204. Hunting and fishing on farm land - License
County:_________________ Map #:____________ Parcel #:____________ exemption to owner, tenants and their spouses and children -
(a) The owners and tenants of farmlands, and their spouse and
Location:______________________________________________________
children, have the right to engage in the sport of hunting and
_______________________________________________________ fishing, subject to all the provisions of all laws or regulations
_______________________________________________________
concerning wildlife, upon such lands and waters thereon of
which they or their spouses or parents are the bona fide owners
Name of landowner:_____________________________________________ or tenants with the permission of the landowners, during the
Name of hunter/fisherman:_______________________________________ season when it is lawful to do so, without procuring a hunting
and sport fishing license. Tenants and their spouses and their
Address:_______________________________________________________ dependent children must be bona fide residents of the state and
_______________________________________________________ must actually reside on the land. Owners and their spouses
and children must be bona fide residents of the state. Land
TN Drivers License #:____________________________________________
may qualify as farmland only if it is owned by no more than
I attest that I am exempt from requirements to possess a hunting and one (1) individual or a family; provided, that if land is owned
fishing license under the terms of TCA 70-2-204(a) while hunting or fishing jointly or in common by persons who are first cousins related
on the property identified above due to the following owner relationship. by blood, then such cousins and their children may hunt
I am a resident of Tennessee and I am (check one):
small game and fish on such land under the provisions of this
an owner of the property a tenant on the property subsection. Family means any combination of kinship within
a spouse of the owner a spouse of the tenant the third degree, including any spouse who has an interest
in the property. Tenant means an individual who receives
a child of the owner a dependent child of the tenant
compensation such as free rent or money for acting either in
_____________________________________________________________ the place of or at the direction of the landowner in tending to
Signature of hunter/fisherman the requirements needed to care for the farmland. The primary
This card shall be completed, signed and submitted upon the request of
an officer of the TWRA, or upon presenting game to a check station. purpose of the tenancy shall be agricultural in nature.
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79,740 ACRES
WMA Region III I-40 EXITS, PEAVINE, GENESIS
AND WESTEL ROADS
PICKETT 327
JIM LANE (931) 456-2479 SG, BG, HI
CLAY

308 330
317
FENTRESS
Special Use - Hooved animal riding, bicycling and
309
332 301 329 Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted only
by individuals possessing a valid hunting and
302
JACKSON OVERTON

fishing license and WMA permit or a High Impact


Habitat Conservation Permit. OHVs permitted
PUTNAM MORGAN
304

from the fourth Saturday in August through


311
318
DEKALB 320
the spring squirrel season. OHVs, bicyclists and
324
326 WHITE 322 319
CUMBERLAND
321 ROANE
303
333
325
hooved animal riders may not enter the area
WARREN
VANBUREN
315
except through gated TWRA access points.
Entire area open on all deer hunts. Catoosa WMA
313 RHEA 331
BLEDSOE 334

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will be closed to all users Feb. 1 through last

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307
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hunting and trapping from Feb 1 - last day of


HI
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HAMILTON
Feb and the Cumberland Trail Corridor is open
306

323
BRADLEY
MARION 328
312
305 POLK
to through hiking year round. Guides prohibited
310
314
on all hunts. Unauthorized entry or presence is
prohibited between sunset and sunrise. During big
game hunts, the area is open only to legal big game
(931) 484-9571

activities during deer hunts. Closed to all hunting participants, except the Cumberland Trail
301-ALPINE MOUNTAIN non-hunting activities during spring turkey corridor is open to through hiking year round.
season until 12 noon CDT. Antlered deer must
OVERTON COUNTY 1,642 ACRES have a minimum of four (4) points on one Big game hunters are required to check out big
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG antler or a 15 inch minimum outside spread game and wild hogs at the WMA check stations
on all hunts. Wild hogs may be taken during when stations are in operation. Attention
) persons participating in the hog control hunt:
any deer hunt by legal deer hunters.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. There have been multiple documented cases of
Brucellosis in hogs on Catoosa. Use caution when
handling harvested hogs. Closed to all hunting
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed Mar. 1 - fourth Friday in August, except during
to all hunting Mar. 1 through the fourth Friday in turkey and spring squirrel seasons.
Wild hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by
August, except during spring turkey and squirrel
legal deer hunters. Attention Cumberland Trail Corridor users:
seasons. Small game hunting and dog training closed
at sunset on the day before and during scheduled deer Pedestrian access through the Catoosa WMA on
REGION III

Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. and turkey hunts. Closed to quail hunting. the Cumberland Trail corridor will be allowed
year round. All users within the Cumberland Trail
corridor must wear visible fluorescent clothing
during deer gun and muzzleloader hunts, spring
302-BLACKBURN FORK Same as statewide seasons, except deer season is turkey hunts, and wild hog control hunts. During
SOUTHEASTERN JACKSON COUNTY 600 ACRES
closed Nov. 10-17 and after Dec. 8. all deer hunts, spring turkey hunts, and wild hog
WEST OF HWY 135, NORTH OF LANGFORD HILL control hunts pedestrian access is limited to within
RD, EAST OF SEVEN KNOBS ROAD AND SOUTH Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. 100 feet on either side of the Cumberland Trail
OF DANIEL HILL LANE corridor.
REGION III OFFICE 931-484-9571 SG, BG BIG BOTTOM UNIT SG, BG, HI Closed to bear hunting.
Use of motorized vehicles or horseback riding Special Use - Hooved animal riding, bicycling,
prohibited. Closed to all nonhunting activities All dog training is prohibited.
and OHV use permitted only by individuals
during big game hunts. possessing a valid hunting and fishing license
and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat Same as statewide seasons, except closes at sunset the
Conservation Permit. day before and during scheduled big game hunts, unless
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. otherwise noted. Dogs are not permitted during the
Unauthorized entry is prohibited between
sunset and sunrise. Closed to all non-hunting spring squirrel season. Trapping and small game hunting
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. activities during big game hunts. closed during wild hog control season. Closed to quail
hunting and dog training.
Wild hogs may be taken during any deer hunt
Dog Training - Sept. 1 - Mar. 15. by legal deer hunters. Rifles and handguns using center-fire ammunition
are legal for hunting beaver, bobcat, foxes, coyotes,
groundhogs and crows only during big game seasons
and the hunter must be a licensed legal big game hunter.
303-BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed During big game hunts, coyotes may be taken with any
CENTENNIAL WILDERNESS to quail hunting. weapon legal for that hunt. Chasing fox, coyote or bobcat
WHITE COUNTY 15,454 ACRES with dogs is not permitted.
ON THE CUMBERLAND COUNTY LINE Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
6 MILES SOUTH OF HWY. 70S Raccoon and opossum season is Nov. 1 to
JAMES DOUGLAS (931) 935-3280 SG, BG sunrise Dec. 31, except closes at sunset on the day before
No ATVs, motorcycles or hooved animal and during scheduled big game hunts.
304-CATOOSA
riding permitted. Closed to all non-hunting
CUMBERLAND/MORGAN COUNTIES
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Deer - On all hunts, antlered deer must have Firing Range (Genesis Checking Station) - than pointing breeds during daylight hours,
a minimum of 4 points on one antler or a 15-inch Open daily except during deer archery hunts and excluding bear season, except as provided.
minimum outside antler spread. Wild hogs may be turkey hunts. Daylight hours only. Permit required Cherokee WMA Nonquota Big Game permit
taken during any deer hunt by legal deer hunters. (See pg. 36). (Type 095 or Type 094) or Sportsman License
required to hunt the nonquota big game hunts.
Firing Ranges (Peavine Campground) - Open Some roads normally open to public travel
Deer (Archery) - Three hunts: Sept. 30 - Apr. 1 - Jan. 31, except closed during deer archery may be closed from Dec. 15 - March 31. Wild
Oct. 2, Oct. 3-5, Oct. 6-8. Archery equipment hunts and turkey hunts. Daylight hours only. hog may be taken during any deer or bear hunt
only. Area checking stations operated. Entire area Permit required (See pg. 36). with no limit. During gun and muzzleloader
open. One deer, either sex (bonus deer). Big Game hunts all wild hog hunters must
Deer (Muzzleloader) - Two hunts: Oct. 26-28, comply with the blaze orange requirements. A
Nov. 16-18. Station quota per hunt: Genesis 1,000; 305-CHARLOTTE ANN bear hunter who has filled the daily or seasonal
Bicolor 1,000. One deer, antlered only (bonus deer). FINNELL NEAL limit may continue to carry a firearm and take
wild hogs where incidental taking is allowed.
Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Nov. 9-11. Station quota: BRADLEY COUNTY 565 ACRES
Closed to all hunting Mar. 1 through the 4th
Genesis 1,000; Bicolor 1,000. One deer, antlered REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, WF, BG
Friday in Aug., except turkey season.
only (bonus deer). Use of motorized vehicles prohibited.
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - One hunt: Oct.
21-22. Two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus Same as statewide, except as noted.
deer). Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2. Entire Deer season closes Dec. 8. Archery equipment
only for deer hunting. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
area open. One deer, antlered only (bonus deer).

REGION III
Small game hunters, except raccoon and opossum
Wild Hog (Control Season - Dogs Permitted) - Dec. hunters, must wear 500 square inches of blaze orange
6-10, 13-17 Entire area open. No limit, either sex. Small game open Dec. 9 - last day of Feb., except as during big game muzzleloader and gun hunts.
All participants in the hog control season noted. Squirrel season open from last Saturday in
Aug. to Sep. 22, and during spring squirrel season. Spring squirrel season is closed.
must wear on the upper portion of their body
and head a minimum of 500 square inches of Dogs are not permitted during spring squirrel Small game hunting in bear reserves and
daylight fluorescent orange, visible front and season. party hunt area during scheduled party hunts
back. Participants may use any legal weapon and prohibited one day before and during bear (dogs
ammunition that is legal for taking deer, bear or Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. permitted) hunts.
elk. Legal hours: One-half hour before sunrise to Dogs permitted for squirrel hunting outside

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one half-hour after sunset. Checking stations open of bear reserves during bear dog hunts and
on Catoosaall hogs must be transported whole to Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
Jan. 1 - last day of February. Squirrel hunters
the checking stations for data collection. utilizing dogs during bear hunts are limited to a
Bullfrog - Apr. 1 - Sep. 1. No hunting during maximum of 2 dogs per vehicle.
turkey hunts.
306-SOUTH CHEROKEE
Season open on groundhog, fox and skunk during
ALONG THE TENNESSEE-NORTH CAROLINA STATE any small game hunt with weapons legal for that
LINE SOUTH OFTHE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS small game hunt. Bobcat may be taken on any
Turkey - Six hunts: Apr. 6-8, 10-12, 17-19, NATIONAL PARK 250,000 ACRES
20-22, 24-26, 27-29. One turkey per hunt, not to scheduled big game or small game hunt that
BRANDON WEAR (423) 884-6767 BG coincides with the statewide bobcat season with
exceed four per season.
Includes former Ocoee and Tellico Units. Bear weapon legal for that scheduled hunt. Beaver and
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - One hunt: reserves are closed to all big game hunting coyote may be taken on any hunt with weapon legal
Apr.14-15. One turkey (bonus bird). when the bear season (dogs permitted) is for that hunt. Bobcat hunting with dogs is prohibited.
open on the South Cherokee. It is illegal to
Trapping - Dec. 15 - Feb. 28. possess firearms with any breed of dog other Deer/Bear (Archery) - One hunt:
Sep. 16-28. One deer, either sex (bonus deer).

South Cherokee Bear Reserves Cherokee Party Hunt Compartments


Ocoee Bear Reserve Upper Tellico
The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area and private inholdings The portion of the Tellico River drainage lying north of the Tellico
bounded on the north by Ocoee Lake and Ocoee River, on the River Road, south of the North River Road and west of the North
south by the Tennessee/Georgia state line and on the east and Carolina line.
west by the National Forest Boundary.
Lower Bald River
Tellico Bear Reserve
That portion of the Bald River and Tellico River drainages lying
The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area in Monroe County south of the Tellico River Road, and north of the Holly Flats Road.
that lies north of the Tellico-Robbinsville Road, east of Forest
Lower Tellico
Service Road 35, south of Forest Service Road 26 and west of the
ridge running from Farr Gap through Little Fodderstack to Big That portion of the Tellico River drainage lying east of Turkey
Fodderstack and following the North Carolina state line to the Creek, north of the Tellico River Road, west of the North Carolina
Tellico-Robbinsville Road. state line, and south of the Tellico-Robbinsville Road.
For other bear reserves, see page 64. Upper Bald River
That portion of the Bald River and Tellico River drainages lying
south of the Tellico River road, south of the Holly Flats Road, and
north of the North Carolina state line.

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One bear, either sex, outside of bear reserves. is illegal. Hunting of coyotes with dogs is prohibited. SODDY CREEK, SALE CREEK, COTTONPORT,
YELLOW CREEK AND WASHINGTON FERRY -
Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Oct. 23-29.
GREG ATCHLEY (423) 693-6604
One deer, antlered only (bonus deer). 307-CHICKAMAUGA
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - One hunt: CANDIES CREEK, JOHNSON BOTTOMS, ROGERS
BRADLEY/HAMILTON/MCMINN/MEIGS/RHEA CREEK - JASON JACKSON (423) 614-3018
Oct. 14-15. One deer, either sex (bonus deer). COUNTIES 4,000 ACRES SG, WF, BG
FOR ALL OTHER CHICKAMAUGA UNITS - ROB
Deer (Gun) - Two hunts: Nov. 18-26, Dec.11-25. SODDY AND SALE CREEK KLIPPEL (423) 693-6791
Two deer, antlered only (bonus deer).

Bear (Gun - Dogs Permitted) - Four hunts: Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. 308-CORDELL HULL
Sept. 30 - Oct. 8, Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, Nov. 27 - Dec. 10, Closed to quail hunting. Deer hunting with
Dec. 28-31. One bear, either sex. Hunting confined archery equipment only. Archery hunters must JACKSON/SMITH COUNTIES 25,000 ACRES
to that area outside the Ocoee and Tellico Bear INCLUDES ALL PROPERTY POSTED AND
comply with blaze orange requirements during
Reserves. PAINTED WITH CORPS OF ENGINEER AND/OR
the statewide deer gun or muzzleloader seasons.
TWRA SIGNS
Bear Party-Dog Hunts (Gun - Dogs Permitted) - Shotguns loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller only
GARY BLACK (931) 484-9571 SG, WF, BG
Four hunts: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, Oct. 7-8, Oct. 30-31, (except waterfowl). Waterfowl hunting restricted to
Nov. 27-28. Quota party dog hunts, 75 permits use of shotguns loaded with No. 2 shot or smaller.
per party. One party permitted in each of the COTTONPORT, WASHINGTON FERRY, SHELTON
following areas: Upper Tellico, Lower Tellico, BOTTOMS, MUD CREEK, NEW BETHAL, MOON Same as statewide seasons, except deer hunting
Upper Bald River, and Lower Bald River. One ISLAND, GOODFIELD CREEK, GILLESPIE BEND, ends on Dec. 8. Closed to quail hunting.
bear, either sex. Party-Dog Area closed during LEDFORD ISLAND, AGENCY CREEK, SUGAR Wheelchair-bound hunter zone open to
scheduled quota party-dog hunts. CREEK, SOUTH MOUSE CREEK UNITS wheelchair-bound hunters only.
(931) 484-9571

Non-hunting juveniles under the age of 13 may


accompany an adult hunter (18 years old or older) Wheelchair-bound Hunter
who has a valid party-hunt permit. Juveniles must Same as statewide hunting and trapping seasons. Only Zone - That area in the old Corps of Engineers
also comply with all regulations specified for No waterfowl hunters permitted on Units from Roaring River Campground area of Cordell Hull
permitted hunters. two hours after legal shooting hours have ended WMA (north of Hwy. 135, north of Roaring River,
until 4 a.m. the following day during the duck south and east of Hwy. 85 and west of Old Roaring
season(s). Closed to quail hunting. River Iron Bridge Road).
Opossum, Raccoon - Outside of
Tellico and Ocoee Bear Reserves Nov. 4-16, CANDIES CREEK, JOHNSON BOTTOMS,
Jan.1 - last day of Feb. Inside Tellico and Ocoee ROGERS CREEK, YELLOW CREEK UNITS Deer (Gun/Archery) - Wheelchair
Bear Reserves Jan. 1-31. Hunters are limited to a bound hunting zone, Nov. 18 - 19. Deer bag limit is
maximum of two dogs per vehicle. The only legal two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus deer).
weapons on a raccoon hunt are .22 caliber short Same as statewide seasons, except units closed to Wheelchair-bound hunters only.
and long rifles. all forms of trespass including fishing, trapping and
REGION III

hunting for all species except waterfowl from the


first opening day of the late duck season until the Turkey (Wheelchair-bound Hunter
Bear Dog Training Season - Sep. 6-15. last day of the late duck season and on the day before Only Zone) - Mar. 31 - May 13. Wheelchair-bound
No bears may be harvested. No weapons may be and during the Youth Waterfowl hunts. Closed to hunters only. Two turkeys, either sex (bonus bird).
possessed. No training in bear reserves. quail hunting.
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
Turkey - Same as statewide spring turkey Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting permitted
DEFEATED CREEK UNIT
season. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the Same as statewide seasons except as noted. Closed
first and last day of the duck season. Waterfowl to quail hunting. Archery equipment only for deer
Trapping - Jan. 1 - Feb. 28. hunting ends at 3 p.m. on Thursday and Friday only. hunting. Shotguns only for small game hunting.
No waterfowl hunters or other activities permitted
on units from two hours after legal shooting hours Defeated Creek Unit is that area of Defeated Creek
Shooting ranges - Open daylight hours only have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during that extends from the main river channel to the
(see page 34). the duck seasons. Hunting is allowed only from Corps of Engineers boundary along Defeated Creek
Safety Zone - On the Cherokee WMA, hunting or registered blinds sites. Blind sites and hunting dates excluding Defeated Creek Recreational Area.
discharging a firearm is prohibited within 150 yards will be allocated through a computer drawing held
of a developed recreation area, campsite, residence, in September. Quota application period runs from
building, occupied area, across or on a National Sep. 6-27, 2017. Hunters selected for a blind site may 309-CORDELL HULL REFUGE
Forest system road. Contact the appropriate U.S. bring up to four additional hunters. No more than
five hunters per blind. No blind site may be hunted JACKSON COUNTY 600 ACRES
Forest Service office for more information.
unless a hunter selected for that assigned blind NEAR GAINESBORO BETWEEN FREESTATE BRIDGE
Horseback riding - Horseback riding on HWY 85A AND HWY 56 BRIDGE
site and date is present. Hunters may leave in place
properties owned by the U.S. Forest Service shall GARY BLACK (931) 484-9571 SG, WF, BG
decoys and a temporary blind at their blind site
be the same as U.S. Forest Service regulations. during their assigned hunt date, but must remove Public use including all forms of trespass
Contact the U.S. Forest Service (423-476-9700). all decoys at the end of their last hunt date. Young and hunting is prohibited from Nov. 15 - last
On those properties owned or leased by the Sportsman hunters may hunt blind sites during the day of Feb., except as otherwise indicated.
TWRA, horseback riding is only allowed upon youth waterfowl season on a first come, first serve Public entry permitted while on the main river
roads opened for vehicle travel. No riding off road basis. Youth hunters during the youth waterfowl channel passing through the refuge. Fishing by
into openings, fields, trails or through streams. season must enter the hunting area only from boat allowed during refuge closure in marked
established TWRA parking areas. river channel only.
Dog Training - Dog training prohibited
unless otherwise specified. The use or possession of Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, except
any electronic tracking devices from Mar. 1 - Aug. 15 closed during late duck season. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Deer
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season is Sep. 25 - Oct. 31. All seasons closed Deer (Shotgun) (Hunt for Warriors) - One
during refuge closure dates including dog training. hunt. Oct. 16-17. Hunter quota 15. Two deer, no
Closed to quail hunting. more that one antlered (Bonus deer). Same as statewide seasons.

Deer (Archery - Wheelchair-bound 313-FALL CREEK FALLS Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Hunter Only) - One hunt: Sep. 23-24. One deer,
either sex (bonus deer).
STATE PARK
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
BLEDSOE/VAN BUREN COUNTIES 7,000 ACRES.
OFF HIGHWAY 30 BETWEEN PIKEVILLE
Deer (Gun - Wheelchair-bound AND SPENCER
Hunter Only) - One hunt: Nov. 4-5. One deer, REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 BG 316-HIWASSEE REFUGE
either sex (bonus deer).
All hunters are required to register and obtain MEIGS/RHEA COUNTIES 2,500 ACRES
a free permit at the park headquarters (423) ON CHICKAMAUGA RESERVOIR
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, daylight 881-5298. Dog training prohibited. Vehicle JASON JACKSON (423) 614-3018 SG, WF, BG
hours only. Closed to training during refuge parking restricted to designated parking areas
closure dates. Refuge is closed to all forms of use and
only during the hunting season. No parking trespass from Nov. 15 through the last day of
allowed on roadside grass. All deer and turkey Feb., except the wildlife viewing area is open
hunters must sign register at the horse stables
310-CUMMINGS COVE before hunting. Coyotes may be taken on any
year-round. During refuge closure, public
entry and fishing is permitted while on the
HAMILTON/MARION COUNTIES 1,200 ACRES hunt with weapons legal for that hunt. main river channel passing through the refuge.
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG Bobcat may be taken on any scheduled big
Access via Aetna Mountain Road. This is Squirrel - Dec. 1 - last day of Feb. Shotguns game or small game hunt that coincides with
only. Spring squirrel season is closed.

REGION III
an unimproved dirt road with numerous the statewide bobcat season with hunting
washouts. Hazardous terrain, 4wd only. implements legal for that scheduled hunt.
Deer (Archery) - Four hunts: Nov. 4-6, 7-9, Beaver and coyotes may be taken on any hunt
10-12, Dec. 15-17. Two deer, no more than one with weapons legal for that hunt. Season
antlered (bonus deer). One turkey either sex. open on groundhog, fox and skunk during any
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. scheduled small game hunt. All seasons closed
Deer (Hunts for Warriors - Shotgun/ during refuge closure date unless otherwise
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Muzzleloader - Golf Course Zone) - One hunt: indicated. Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S.
Dec. 5-6. Hunter quota 15. Two deer, no more Fish & Wildlife Service is required for small
than one antlered (bonus deer). game hunting. Small game hunting and dog
training is closed at sunset on the day before

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Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
Turkey (Archery) - One hunt: Apr. 7-15. and during scheduled big game hunts, unless
One turkey per day, not to exceed two turkeys special exception is indicated.
311-EDGAR EVINS STATE PARK (bonus bird).
DEKALB COUNTY 6,000 ACRES Dove - Sep. 1, 14. Noon to sunset only. No
ON CENTER HILL LAKE access permitted by boat.
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 BG 314-FOURTH FRACTIONAL
Dove (Youth) - Sep. 9. Noon to sunset only. No
TOWNSHIP access permitted by boat.
POLK COUNTY 1,107 ACRES
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. NEAR COPPER HILL
Closed to spring squirrel hunting on north side of REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 NP
Squirrel - Same as statewide seasons
Center Hill Lake. except as noted.
Use of motorized vehicles prohibited.
Deer (Safety Zone) (Archery) - One hunt. Rabbit - Oct. 30 - Nov. 14. Bag limit of three
Oct. 10-11. Hunter quota 100. Bag limit two deer, per day.
first deer must be anterless (Bonus Deer). Sign up Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
for hand-held drawing will be 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. on Archery equipment only for big game. Archers
Sept. 6 at Park Office. must comply with legal blaze orange requirements Opossum, Raccoon - Sep. 5 -
during muzzleloader and gun seasons. Beagles Nov. 8. Hunting will be limited to Tuesday and
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. and pointing breeds only. Dogs not permitted Wednesday nights only.
during spring squirrel season.
Dog Training - Same as statewide seasons, Small game hunting with shotguns only, using Canada Goose - Sep. 1-15. No goose
except closed on north side of Center Hill Lake. No. 6 shot or smaller. hunters permitted on refuge from two hours
after shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the
following day.
312-ENTERPRISE SOUTH Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
NATURE PARK Wood Duck, Teal - Same as Sep. Wood
Dog Training - Beagles and pointing breeds Duck/Teal season. No duck hunters permitted on
HAMILTON COUNTY 1800 ACRES only. No dog training allowed during spring the refuge from two hours after shooting hours
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 BG turkey season. have ended until 4 a.m. the following day.
Closed to hunting, trapping, and dog training
except as noted. Coyotes may be taken on any
hunt with weapons legal for that hunt. Deer (Shotgun Muzzleloader)(Young-
315-HARP Sportsman) - One hunt: Sep. 16-17. Hunter quota
Hunters are required to check in big game BLEDSOE COUNTY 285 ACRES 100. Two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus
at WMA check stations when stations are in REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG deer).
operation.

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AREA
Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Sep. 22-24. Hunter
quota 200. Two deer no more than one antlered, 320-LUPER MOUNTAIN Deer - same as statewide Unit A deer
one turkey either sex (bonus deer). CUMBERLAND COUNTY 2,070 ACRES season. Closed to antlerless deer hunting during
Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Oct. 6-8. Two deer, JIM LANE (931) 456-2479 SG, BG, HI the gun season.
no more than one antlered, one turkey either sex Special Use - Hooved animal riding,
(bonus deer). bicycling and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Oct. 20-22. use permitted only by individuals possessing
Hunter quota 150. Two deer, no more than one a valid hunting and fishing license and
antlered (bonus deer). WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat 323-NORTH CHICKAMAUGA CREEK
Conservation Permit. HAMILTON COUNTY 5,400 ACRES
Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Oct. 27-29.
Hunter quota 150. Two deer, no more than one GREG ATCHLEY (423) 693-6604 SG, WF, BG
antlered (bonus deer). HIXSON, ROGERS, SUTTON, THRASHER
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Dogs are
not permitted during the spring squirrel season. BOTTOMS, VANDERGRIFF AND VARNER UNITS.
Turkey - Same as statewide spring turkey No motorized vehicles outside parking areas.
season. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Units closed after sunset except to opossum
and raccoon hunters. Trespass prohibited by
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, daylight Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. non-hunters on hunt days. Hixson, Rogers,
hours only. Closed to training during refuge Varner and Vandergriff Units closed to all
closure dates. forms of trespass except hunting and trapping
during the late waterfowl seasons.
Retriever Dog Field Trials - Preapproved by Area 321-MCGLOTHIN-LARGEN
Manager at least 30 days in advance of trial dates.
(931) 484-9571

ROANE COUNTY 112 ACRES


REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG, WF Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All
Use of motorized vehicles prohibited. hunting ends on Jan. 31, except spring squirrel
317-JACKSON SWAMP season and spring turkey season.
OVERTON COUNTY 203 ACRES
Hunting only allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, WF, BG
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Deer Saturday, unless exception is indicated.
season closes Dec. 8. Archery equipment only Shotguns loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller only
for deer. Waterfowl season closed for Sept. wood (except waterfowl).
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. duck, teal, and Sept. Canada goose seasons.
Closed to quail hunting. Closed to quail hunting.
Rabbit - Dec. 9 to last day of Feb. on Saturday Bag limit for rabbits is three per day.
Dove - Sep. 1 by hand-held drawing. Drawing and Sunday only. Bag limit of three per day. Hixson, Rogers, Vandergriff and Varner Units
REGION III

to be conducted on Aug. 26 at Independence


Community Center. Drawing sign-up begins at 4 closed to all forms of trespass except hunting and
p.m. local time. Drawing will be held at 5 p.m. local Squirrel - Last Saturday in Aug. to trapping during the late waterfowl seasons.
time. Hunters must be present to be drawn. Sep. 22, Dec. 9 to last day of Feb. and during spring
squirrel season except as noted. Shotguns with Dove - Sep. 1 and every Tuesday, Thursday
Dove - Sep. 2 through remainder of statewide No. 6 shot or smaller only.
season, same as statewide regulations. and Saturday of the statewide dove season.
Dove hunting from noon to sunset only. No dove
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Dove - Sep. 1, 4. Noon to sunset only on hunters or dove hunting equipment on dove fields
Sep. 1. prior to 7 a.m. on opening day of the first segment
on the dove season.
318-KEYES-HARRISON Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Beagles and
pointing breeds only. Deer - hunting with archery equipment
CUMBERLAND COUNTY 1,740 ACRES
JIM LANE (931) 456-2479 SG, BG, HI only. Archery hunters must comply with blaze
orange requirements during the statewide deer
Hooved animal riding, bicycling and 322-MT. ROOSEVELT gun and muzzleloader seasons.
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted
only by individuals possessing a valid hunting CUMBERLAND/ROANE/MORGAN
COUNTIES 11,000 ACRES Turkey - hunting ends at noon each day.
and fishing license and WMA permit or a
JIM LANE (931) 456-2479 SG, BG, HI
High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit.
Special Use - Hooved animal riding, bicycling Waterfowl - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted and the first and last day of the statewide season
only by individuals possessing a valid hunting and the youth waterfowl season. Shotguns loaded
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Dogs
and fishing license and WMA permit or a High with No. 2 shot or smaller. Waterfowl hunting
are not permitted during the spring squirrel
Impact Habitat Conservation Permit. ends at noon each day, including the youth
season. Closed to quail hunting.
waterfowl season. Hunting from temporary blinds
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys
Closed to all non-hunting activities during big may be left overnight.
game hunts.
319-KINGSTON REFUGE Same as statewide season except as noted. Closed Deer (Archery - Wheelchair-bound
ROANE COUNTY 300 ACRES to September Archery Bear Season. Dogs are not Hunter Only - Varner Unit Wheelchair
ROB KLIPPEL (423) 693-6791 BG permitted during spring squirrel season. Accessible Blind Site Only) - Same as statewide
seasons, except as noted. Hunting only allowed on
Closed to hunting, trapping and dog training. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. To reserve blind
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
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call the Region 3 office. (youth excluded), and signed current hunt map. Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15
During Oct., Nov., and Dec. big game hunts all
hunters must wear daylight fluorescent orange
Turkey (Wheelchair-bound Hunter 326-PEA RIDGE
(blaze orange) including archery hunters in the
Only - Varner Unit Wheelchair Accessible Blind
Archery-Only Zones. Dog training prohibited. DEKALB COUNTY 1,958 ACRES
Site Only) - Same as statewide season, except
Hunters are required to check in big game and REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG, HI
as noted. Hunting only allowed on Monday,
coyotes at WMA check station. Coyotes may be
Wednesday, and Friday. Turkey hunting ends at noon Hooved animal riding, bicycling and
taken on any hunt with weapons legal for
each day. Shotguns loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted
that hunt.
only. To reserve blind call the Region 3 office. only by individuals possessing a valid hunting
and fishing license and WMA permit or a High
Deer (Shotgun/Muzzleloader/Archery) Impact Conservation Permit.
Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound
(Zone 1) - Three hunts: Nov. 4-5, Nov. 11-12, Dec.
Hunter Only - Varner Unit Wheelchair
9-10. Hunter quota 225. Three deer, no more than
Accessible Blind Site Only) - Same as statewide
one antlered (bonus deer). Same as statewide Unit B seasons, except as noted.
seasons, except as noted. Hunting only allowed on
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Hunting ends at Deer (Shotgun/Muzzleloader/Archery)(Zone Closed to quail hunting.
noon each day. Waterfowl hunting restricted to 1) - Three hunts: Nov. 4-5, Nov. 11-12, Dec. 9-10.
use of shotguns loaded with No. 2 shot or smaller. Hunter quota 225. Three deer, antlerless only Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
To reserve blind call the Region 3 office. (bonus deer).
Deer (Archery) (Zone 2) - Three hunts: Nov. 4-5,
327-PICKETT STATE FOREST
Trapping - Friday before Thanksgiving - Jan. Nov. 11-12, Dec. 9-10. Hunter quota 300. Three
31. Traps must be checked each day. deer, no more than one antlered (bonus deer). One PICKETT COUNTY 11,000 ACRES
turkey, either sex. REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 NP

REGION III
Dog Training (all breeds) - Sep. 1 - Jan. 31. Deer (Archery) (Zone 2) - Three hunts: Nov. 4-5,
Hixson, Rogers, Varner and Vandergriff Units closed Nov. 11-12, Dec. 9-10. Hunter quota 300. Three
to dog training from the first opening day of the late deer, antlerless only (bonus deer). One turkey, Same as statewide seasons.
duck season until the end of duck season. either sex.
PATTON UNIT SG, WF, BG, HI Scouting dates: 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28 for the Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Special Use - Hooved animal riding, bicycling Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12 permit holders; Dec. 2 for
and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted the Dec. 9-10 permit holders. Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
only by individuals possessing a valid hunting
and fishing license and WMA permit or a High Waterfowl - One half hour before sunrise

(931) 484-9571
Impact Conservation Permit. to noon - hunting on Solway and Freels Bend only 328-PRENTICE COOPER
from the shoreline to Solway Bend Farm Road STATE FOREST
Possession of alcoholic beverages prohibited. and from the shoreline to Freels Bend Farm Road.
MARION COUNTY 24,000 ACRES
Access by boat only. Hunting from temporary ON HWY. 27, 5 MILES EAST OF
blinds only. POWELLS CROSSROADS
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Canada Goose - Sep. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and Oct. 7, 8, CLINT SMITH (423) 658-0298 SG, BG
14, 15. Unauthorized entry or presence is prohibited
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Wood Duck/Teal - Sep. 9-10. between sunset and sunrise. Organized
competition events for motorized vehicles is
324-OAK RIDGE prohibited. The maximum noise limit for all
Turkey -Two hunts: Apr. 14-15, 28-29. motorized vehicles is 86 dBa, as measured 50 feet
ROANE/ANDERSON COUNTIES 36,000 ACRES Hunter quota 225. One turkey (bonus bird). from the exhaust, except as otherwise permitted.
AUBREY DECK (865) 576-2380 (Check station); Hunting ends at noon daily. Successful hunters The maximum speed limit is 25 mph or less if
(865) 574-7681 (office) SG, WF, BG must be at the check station by 1 p.m. otherwise posted. All side roads and trails will
Shotguns, muzzleloading rifles and archery Turkey scouting date: 7 a.m. to noon EST be closed to motorized vehicles Dec. 20 - Mar.
equipment only. On big game quota hunts and Apr. 7 for the Apr. 14-15 and Apr. 28-29 permit 15. Big game hunters are required to check in big
on approved scouting days for all areas, except holders and approved youths only. game at the WMA check station when station is in
behind all security checkpoints, a non-hunting operation. Closed to all hunting Mar. 1 - the fourth
All listed times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time Friday in August, except during spring turkey and
juvenile under the age of 16 may accompany an or Eastern Standard Time.
adult hunter (21 years old or older) who has a spring squirrel seasons.
valid Oak Ridge WMA quota permit. However,
these non-hunting juveniles may not accompany 325-PAINT ROCK
hunters into any area requiring entry through a Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small
ROANE COUNTY 1,600 ACRES
Security Portal or Security Police Officer Check game hunting and dog training will close at sunset
ON WATTS BAR LAKE
Point (e.g. Tower Shielding Facility, Chestnut the day before and during scheduled big game hunts
ROB KLIPPEL (423) 693-6791 SG, WF, BG
Ridge/Park City Road or any badged-only unless otherwise indicated.
hunting areas). During deer hunts, non-hunting
juveniles must also comply with blaze orange Closed to quail hunting.
Same as statewide, except as noted. Archery
regulations specified for legal hunters. No boat equipment only for deer. Archers must comply
access during deer hunts except to access Haw with legal blaze orange requirements during Fox, Opossum, Raccoon - 3rd Friday
Ridge Park. Boat access only for waterfowl muzzleloader and gun seasons. Shotguns only for in Oct. - Jan. 31, except hunting will be limited to
hunters accessing Solway and Freels Bend on or small game. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights only.
during the designated Sept. and Oct. hunting Bag limit is one per party per night.
dates. Hunters must carry, at all times, hunting
license and permit, valid picture identification Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.

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Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Sep. 16-18. Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Rabbit, Squirrel - Nov. 25-26, Dec.
Hunter quota 400. Two deer, no more than one 16-17, Dec. 23, Dec. 30, Jan. 6-7. Bag limit 3 rabbits
antlered (bonus deer). per day. Shotguns only.
Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Sep. 19-22. Two deer, 330-STANDING STONE
no more than one antlered (bonus deer). No area STATE FOREST Deer (Shotgun only - Young-Sportsman)-
checking station operated. OVERTON COUNTY 8,764 ACRES One hunt: Dec. 9. Hunter quota 35. One deer,
REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 NP either sex (bonus deer).
Deer (Muzzleloader) - Two hunts: Oct. 5-7, 26-28.
Hunter quota 250. Two deer, no more than one
antlered (bonus deer). Turkey (Young Sportsman) - One hunt:
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Wild Mar. 24-25. Hunter quota 5. One turkey (bonus
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - One hunt: hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal
Oct. 21-22. Two deer, no more than one antlered bird).
deer hunters.
(bonus deer).
Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Nov. 3-5. One deer, Dog Training - Closed during field trials
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. and big game hunts. Daylight hours only.
antlered only (bonus deer)
Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Nov. 25-30. Two deer, Dog Field Trials - Field Trial Permit Required.
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Sep. 1Apr. 30. Trials must be scheduled with
antlered only (bonus deer).
Area Manager and special field trial permit must
be obtained from the TWRA Region III Office at
Turkey - Six hunts: Apr. 3-5, 6-8, 11-13, 331-TELLICO LAKE least 30 days before trial dates. Field trial gallery -
19-21, 24-26, 27-29. One turkey per day, not to MONROE AND LOUDON COUNTY 8,000 ACRES must be kept out of standing or planted crops by
exceed the statewide bag limit. BRANDON WEAR (423) 884-6767 SG, BG marshals provided by sponsoring clubs. Horses
(931) 484-9571

permitted during dog training and field trials.


Field Trial Permit required.
Trapping - Dec. 12-24. CHOTA REFUGE UNIT - (THAT PORTION FROM
LTRM 26.0 UPSTREAM TO THE HIWASSEE -
ALCOA POWERLINE AT LTRM 29.7)
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Same as statewide season, except as noted. Wild
hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal
deer hunters. No blinds or decoys left overnight.
Firing Range - Open Thursday, Friday, Same as statewide, except as noted. Closed to all
Saturdays only, during daylight hours. Closed during forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 through last
big game hunts. Permit required (see page 34). Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. day of Feb., except in designated observation areas.
WEARS BEND UNIT - (THAT PORTION OF Wild hogs may be taken during any deer or bear
TELLICO RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY hunt by legal deer or bear hunters. All seasons closed
329-SKINNER MOUNTAIN during the refuge closure dates. Steel shot is required
INDUSTRIAL PARK AT LTRM 18.0 ON THE
FENTRESS COUNTY 4,193 ACRES NORTH SIDE OF TELLICO RESERVOIR) for doves.
REGION III

REGION III OFFICE (931) 484-9571 SG, BG, HI


Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and
Special Use - Hooved animal riding, Wildlife Service required for small game hunting
bicycling and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Same as statewide season, except as noted. Wild as posted.
use permitted only by individuals possessing hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal
a valid hunting and fishing license and deer hunters. Antlered deer only during the gun
season. No blinds or decoys left overnight. No deer hunting Oct. 28 - Nov. 3.
WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat
Conservation Permit. OHVs permitted from
the fourth Saturday in August through the Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. Rabbit, Quail - Oct. 28- Nov. 3.
spring squirrel season.
TELLICO WEST UNIT - (THAT PORTION OF
TELLICO RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
INDUSTRIAL PARK AT LTRM 18.0 ON THE Dog Training - Mar. 1 - Oct. 31.
Same as statewide seasons. Trapping and small SOUTH SIDE OF TELLICO RESERVOIR) Dog Field Trials - Mar. 1 - Oct. 31. Field Trial
game hunting closes at sunset the day before hog Permit Required. Trials must be scheduled with
control season. Wild hogs may be taken during Area Manager and special field trial permit must
Deer (Archery) - Four hunts: Sept. 16-17,
any deer hunt by legal deer hunters. be obtained from the TWRA Region III Office at
Oct. 14-15, Nov. 11-12, Dec. 16-17. Hunter quota 30
each hunt. Two deer, no more than one antlered least 30 days before trial dates.
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. (bonus deer).
Wild Hog (Control Season - Dogs Permitted) -
Jan. 12-14. No limit, either sex. Only authorized Turkey (Young Sportsman) - One hunt: Mar. 332-THE BOILS
participants allowed on the area during the Wild 24-25. Hunter quota 5. One turkey (bonus bird). JACKSON COUNTY 256 ACRES
Hog Control Season. REGION III (931) 484-9571 SG, WF, BG
MCGHEE-CARSON UNIT - (THAT PENINSULA
All participants in the hog control season must OF FT. LOUDOUN STATE HISTORIC PARK AT Use of motorized vehicles prohibited.
wear on the upper portion of their body and head LTRM 21.0)
a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange,
All small game hunting is for Young Sportsman
visible front and back.
(ages 6 - 16 only). For all hunting, youths must Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Participants may use any legal weapon and be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 years of Closed to quail hunting.
ammunition that is legal for taking Deer, Bear or Elk. age or older, who may not hunt or carry hunting
Legal hours - One half-hour before sunrise and to devices. Each adult must possess a valid hunting
license and area permit. Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15.
one half-hour after sunset.

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Deer - Antlered deer must have a minimum of 4
333-WATTS BAR 334-YUCHI REFUGE points on one antler or a 15-inch minimum outside
antler spread on all hunts.
ROANE COUNTY 3,880 ACRES RHEA COUNTY 2,364 ACRES
PRIMARILY ON ISLANDS AND ACCESS GREG ATCHLEY (423) 693-6604 SG, WF, BG
AREAS ON WATTS BAR LAKE Deer, Turkey (Archery) - Two hunts:
Non-toxic shot only in Wetland Zone. Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, Oct. 14-15. Hunter quota 100 each
ROB KLIPPEL
(423) 693-6791 SG, WF, BG Wetland Zone closed to all forms of public hunt. Two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus
use, including all forms of trespass, from Nov. deer). One turkey, either sex.
15 - the last day of Feb. No boat access. No
ATV, ORV, or horseback riding permitted.
Same as statewide season, except as noted. Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Two
Waterfowl hunting allowed from temporary On big game quota hunts, one non-hunting hunts: Oct. 7-8, 28-29. Hunter quota 75 each hunt.
blinds only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or juvenile under the age of 16 may accompany Two deer, only one antlered (bonus deer).
decoys may be left overnight. an adult hunter (18 years or older) who has
a valid WMA quota permit. During deer Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Oct. 21-22. Hunter
gun hunts, non-hunting juveniles must quota 50. One deer, either sex (bonus deer).
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. also comply with blaze orange regulations Deer (Gun) - One hunt: Nov. 4-5. Hunter quota
specified for legal hunters. Hunters required 50. One deer, either sex (bonus deer).
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. to check in big game at WMA check station
when check station is in operation.
IRON HILL ISLAND, LONG ISLAND, AND THIEF Deer (Wheelchair-bound Only) - One
NECK ISLAND UNITS hunt: Nov. 11-12. One deer, either sex (bonus deer).
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Closed to quail hunting. Small game seasons Turkey - Five hunts: Apr. 13-15, 20-22,

REGION III
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small closed in Wetland Zone from Nov. 15 - last day of 27-29, May 1-3, 8-10. Hunter quota 10. One turkey
game hunting is open with statewide seasons, Feb. Small game hunting closes at sunset the day (bonus bird). Hunting ends at noon. Walk-in only.
except it is shotgun-archery only. During the deer before and during scheduled big game hunts.
season, small game hunting is closed on Friday, Turkey (Young Sportsman) - One hunt: Mar.
Saturday and Sunday on Thief Neck Island. 16-18. Hunter quota 10. One turkey either sex
Dove (Young Sportsman) - Sep. 2. (bonus bird). Hunting ends at noon. Walk-in only.

Archery equipment only for deer except Dove - Sep. 4 until the end of the first segment,
juveniles may use shotguns or muzzleloaders except for the Young Sportsman dove hunt. Turkey (Wheelchair-bound Only) -
during statewide Young Sportsman hunts. One hunt: Apr. 6-8. One turkey, either sex (bonus
Centerfire rifles prohibited. bird). Hunting ends at noon.

(931) 484-9571
Raccoon, Opossum - Same as
statewide seasons, except closed after Nov. 13.
Hunting permitted on Tuesday and Wednesday Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15 in Upland
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15. only, sunset to sunrise. Bag limit on raccoons, Zone. Sep. 1 - Nov. 14 and Mar. 1-15 in Wetland
one per party per night. No limit on opossums. Zone. Daylight hours only. No fox or coyote
Same as statewide season, except no All dogs must be removed from the area prior to chasing. No dog training one day before and
trapping during the duck season on the Long sunrise on Thursday. during scheduled big game hunts.
Island Unit.
Retriever Dog Field Trials - Pre-approved by Area
Rabbit - Oct. 30 - last day of February. Bag Manager at least 30 days in advance of trial dates.
limit on rabbits is three per day.

Hunter/Landowner Permission Card


Sheriff Dept. Phone #: _____________________________________ Hunter Copy
Wildlife Officer Phone #: ___________________________________ Hunters Name:_________________________________________________

HELP STOP POACHING Address:_______________________________________________________


Report a hunting violation - call toll free: City:___________________________ State: ______ Zip:_______________
Region I.........1-800-831-1173 Phone: ( )________________________
Region II........1-800-255-8972
Vehicle Make/Model:_____________________________________________
Region III.......1-800-241-0767
License Plate #:__________________ Vehicle Color:__________________
Region IV.......1-800-831-1174
7:00 a.m. - Midnight, Seven Days a Week Landowner Copy
Hunters Name:_________________________________________________
Hunter/Landowner I.D. Card
GOOD SPORTSMEN: Address:_______________________________________________________
1. Respect the landowners property, hunting only in owner- City:___________________________ State: ______ Zip:_______________
designated areas. I, the undersigned, hereby grant permission to

2. Assume liability for their actions and personal safety. ______________________________________________________________


to hunt on my property on the following dates
3. Respect nature, taking every precaution against littering and fire.
______________________________________________________________
4. Respect the game and firearms laws. Landowners Signature
5. Respect fellow outdoorsmen, observing all safety ____________________________________________________________
precautions and the traditions of good sportsmanship Print Name / Date
This card courtesy of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation
WR-0623 and Tennessee Wildlife Federation.

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into openings, fields, trails or through streams.
WMA Region IV Dog Training - Dog training prohibited unless
otherwise specified. The use or possession of any
electronic tracking devices from Mar. 1 - Aug. 15
is illegal.
On property owned or leased by the TWRA,
410 ATV and OHV operation is prohibited.
HANCOCK
SULLIVAN
402 JOHNSON
CLAIBORNE
SCOTT
413
HAWKINS
Only pointing breed dogs are permitted in the
CAMPBELL 402 bear reserve one day before and during bear hunts
404 403 UNION GRAINGER
WASHINGTON CARTER that allow the use of dogs. During bear hunts
N GREENE
401 AM
B LE
402 that do not allow the use of hounds, small game
H 402
ANDERSON 411 412
IC
OI hunters in the bear reserves are limited to 2 dogs
408 UN
402 402 per vehicle.
KNOX
JEFFERSON 414
406
COCKE Wild hogs may be taken on any big game hunt
407 with the weapon legal for that hunt, except wild
402 hogs may not be taken in the bear reserves during
ON

SEVIER
415
UD

bear season.
LO

BLOUNT
409
405

Dove, Grouse, Quail, Rabbit, Snipe, Squirrel,


Trapping - Same as statewide seasons, except
(423) 587-7037

MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK


REGION IV OFFICE (423) 587-7037 BG as noted.
401- BUFFALO SPRINGS
GRAINGER COUNTY 342 ACRES Cherokee WMA Nonquota Big Game permit
(Type 095, Type 167 or Type 094) or Sportsman Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
SCOTT DYKES (423) 587-7037 SG, BG
License required to hunt the nonquota big game Small game hunters (except raccoon and opossum
Waterfall parking area closed one hour after hunts. Some roads normally open to public hunters between sunset and sunrise) must wear
sunset until one hour before sunrise except as travel may be closed from Dec. 15March 31. 500 square inches of blaze orange during big game
authorized by the WMA manager.
muzzleloader and gun hunts.
Use or possession of alcohol is prohibited in the Shooting ranges - Open daylight hours only Beaver and coyote may be taken on any hunt with
waterfall area. (see page 34). weapon legal for that hunt.
Night time use of all additional WMA access Safety Zone - On the Cherokee WMA, hunting Groundhog, fox and skunk may be taken on any
points is prohibited except for raccoon and or discharging a firearm is prohibited within 150 small game hunt with weapon legal for that hunt.
REGION IV

opossum hunters and scheduled events. yards of a developed recreation area, campsite, Fox closed in Washington County.
residence, building, occupied area, across or
on a National Forest system road. Contact the Bobcat may be taken on any scheduled big game
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. appropriate U.S. Forest Service office for more or small game hunt that coincides with the
information. statewide bobcat season with weapons legal for
Quail hunting closed. Quail dog training only the scheduled hunt. No dogs allowed.
during statewide quail season. Horseback riding - Horseback riding on
properties owned by the U.S. Forest Service shall Spring squirrel season is closed.
be the same as U.S. Forest Service regulations.
402- NORTH CHEROKEE Contact the U.S. Forest Service (423-476-9700). Deer - Dates are same as statewide season.
On those properties owned or leased by the Antlered bag limit is 2 and counts toward
ALONG THE TENNESSEE-NORTH CAROLINA TWRA, horseback riding is only allowed upon statewide bag limit.
STATE LINE NORTH OF THE GREAT SMOKY roads opened for vehicle travel. No riding off road
Deer (Archery) - Bag limit of 4 antlerless (counts
toward statewide bag limit).
North Cherokee Bear Reserves Deer (Muzzleloader) - Bag limit of 1 antlerless
(counts toward statewide bag limit).
Bear hunting is not permitted in the Laurel Fork Bear Reserve
following bear reserves unless a special Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Bag limit of 2
The Cherokee Wildlife Management area antlerless (counts toward statewide bag limit).
exception is provided by proclamation.
and private inholdings lying south of
Andrew Johnson Bear Reserve Hwy. 321, west of Poga Road, west of the Deer (Gun) - Closed to antlerless hunting.
Tennessee-North Carolina line, and north
The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area
of HWY. 19 E. Turkey - Same as statewide season.
and private inholdings lying southwest
of Hwy. 70, east of Hwy. 107 and north of Unicoi Bear Reserve
Hwys. 25-70.
The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area
Kettlefoot Bear Reserve lying west of U.S. Hwy. 23, and the Devils Opossum, Raccoon - Oct. 6 - last day
Fork Road, north of the Tennessee/North in Feb. Season closed Oct. 6, Oct. 29 - Nov. 3, Nov.
The Cherokee Wildlife Management area
Carolina state line, east of the Horse Creek 26- Dec. 16 in all bear reserves.
and private inholdings lying north of Hwy
Road to Hwy. 107 and south of Hwy. 107
421, east of South Holston Lake, south of
to Erwin.
the Tennessee-Virginia line, and west of Bear - Same as statewide season, except
Hwy. 91. For other bear reserves, see page 57. closed Sept. 23 - Oct. 6.

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Bear Dog Training Season - Sep. 5-30. Deer (Muzzleloader) - One hunt: Nov. 24-25. Deer (Muzzleloader) - Bag limit of 1 antlerless
No bears may be harvested. No weapons may be Hunter quota 650. One deer, antlered only. Deer (counts toward statewide bag limit)
possessed. No training in bear reserves. counts toward statewide bag.
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - Bag limit of 2
antlerless (counts toward statewide bag limit)
Turkey - Five hunts: Mar. 22-24, 29-31, Apr.
403-CHUCK SWAN STATE FOREST Deer (Gun) - Closed to antlerless hunting
5-7, 12-14, 19-21. Hunter quota 150. One turkey
UNION/CAMPBELL COUNTIES 24,444 ACRES per hunt (bonus bird). Hunting ends at noon each
NEAR MAYNARDVILLE day. Hunter must sign in and out at check station Opossum, Raccoon - Jan. 1 - Feb. 28.
DUSTIN MCCUBBINS (865) 278-3248 SG, BG and be out by 1 p.m.
Deer driving, loud noises, and harassment
on all deer hunts is prohibited. Entering the Trapping - Jan. 6 - Feb 28. No raccoons. 406-FORKS OF THE RIVER
WMA from Norris Lake during the deer and Quota is one party per compartment. Trappers
KNOX COUNTY 648 ACRES
turkey hunts is prohibited. Guides prohibited must apply at WMA office. No snares or conibear
EAST OF KNOXVILLE
on all hunts. Horses, ATVs, non-licensed traps. Trappers must report catch annually. GPS: 35.952572 N BY 83.858632 W
passenger vehicles and motorcycles are BILL SMITH (865) 856-9711 SG, BG, HI
prohibited on the main forest road. The main
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15, daylight Special Use - All trails on the area used for
forest road is defined as the road beginning
hours only. Pointing breed dogs prohibited. bicycling require the High Impact Habitat
at the Big Game check station and ending at
the intersection of the Back Valley, Forks of Conservation Permit, except the Will Skelton
the River, and Big Loop roads. ORV, horseback Range open Thursday and Friday from noon Greenway and Whaley Trail (formerly known
riding, bicycles, and all other vehicles are to sunset and Saturday and Sunday from sunrise as Auggies Run and Bluff Trail) to the Burnett
restricted to roads marked open to vehicular to sunset. Closed during all big game quota hunts. Creek parking area. Will Skelton Greenway,

REGION IV
traffic. A licensed vehicle is defined as a No buckshot allowed on range. Permit required Whaley Trail, and Western Perimeter Trail is
vehicle that is tagged, registered and insured for range. open year round. No hooved animal riding or
and it legal to operate on county, state and motorized vehicles allowed.
federal highways. Speed limit is 25 mph. From Sept. 4 - Feb. 28, area closed to
Organized competition events for motorized/ 404-COVE CREEK non-hunters except as noted. On Sat. and
non-motorized vehicles prohibited. Maximum Sun., area closed to non-hunters until noon,
noise limit of 86 dBs for all motorized vehicles CAMPBELL COUNTY 2,450 ACRES
JOE ELKINS, KEITH THOMAS (423) 566-8557 except as noted. During Spring Turkey season,
as measured at 50 feet from the exhaust. area closed to non-hunters till noon, except
SG, BG
as noted.
Shotguns, Muzzleloader and Archery

(423) 587-7037
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. equipment only.
Waterfowl hunting is closed as posted. Closed Same as statewide seasons.
to hunting Mar. 1 - the fourth Friday in August, Area closed one hour after sunset to one
except for Spring Turkey and Spring Squirrel hour before sunrise, except for raccoon and
Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
hunting. Small game hunting will close at sunset opossum hunters and scheduled events.
the day before and during scheduled big game Paintball guns and accessories prohibited.
hunts unless otherwise specified. Closed to 405-FOOTHILLS
quail hunting. All animals accompanied by a non-hunting
BLOUNT COUNTY 11,000 ACRES person are required to be leashed.
Beaver and coyote may be taken on any hunt with GPS: 35 36.766 BY 084 02.216 W
weapon legal for that hunt. BILL SMITH (865) 856-9711 SG, BG
Groundhog, fox and skunk may be taken on any Motorized vehicles and horseback riding Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
small game hunt with weapon legal for that hunt. prohibited The use of and/or possession of any
All hunting is closed from Mar. 1 through 4th
Bobcat may be taken on any scheduled big game tracking device for dogs from Mar. 1 to Aug.
Friday in Aug., except for spring squirrel and
or small game hunt that coincides with the 25 is not permitted.
spring turkey season.
statewide bobcat season with weapons legal for Blaze orange required by small game hunters
the scheduled hunt. The early September waterfowl seasons are closed.
during big game muzzleloader and gun hunts
(excluding spring turkey).
Raccoon - Seven 1-night hunts. Nov. 5-11. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Wild hogs may be taken during any hunt with
Hunters must check out by 1 a.m. All raccoons legal hunt devices for that hunt.
must be checked in. One raccoon per party. A Dove - Sep. 1, 2, 9 and the remainder of the
party is defined as all the occupants of a single statewide season. Designated youth field closed
vehicle. until Sep. 3.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Dove (Youth/Adult) - Youth/Adult field is
Deer (Archery) - One hunt: Oct. 13-14. Closed to hunting Mar. 1st through 4th Friday
open Sep. 1, 2 and 9 to youths who must be
Hunter quota 400. One deer, either sex. Deer in Aug., except for spring turkey. Closed to quail
accompanied by a licensed adult who may also
counts toward statewide bag. hunting and dog training.
hunt this field. Returns to same as statewide
Deer (Gun - Young Sportsman) - One hunt: Oct. season and open to all hunters beginning Sept. 10.
28-29. Hunter quota 200. One deer, either sex Deer - Dates are same as statewide season.
Pigeon is open with dove season.
(Bonus deer). Antlered bag limit is 2 and counts toward
statewide bag limit. Falconry and Crow - Opens Sept. 9 and runs
Deer (Gun) - Two hunts: Dec. 1-2, 8-9. Hunter concurrent with statewide season.
quota 650. One deer, antlered only. Deer counts Deer (Archery) - Bag limit of 4 antlerless (counts
toward statewide bag. toward statewide bag limit)

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WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS
Deer hunting is open during archery and EARLY WATERFOWL SEASONS - WOOD
407-FORT LOUDOUN youth only. Wild hogs may be taken on any deer DUCK/TEAL, TEAL ONLY, CANADA GOOSE
and turkey hunt with hunting devices legal for those
KNOX COUNTY 492 ACRES Same as statewide seasons.
hunts.
LANDS OWNED BY THE TVA AND PUBLIC LATE WATERFOWL SEASONS - SOUTH
WATERS OF FORT LOUDOUN RESERVOIR MOHAWK, SKINNER, AND FOXGATE UNITS:
BETWEEN TRM 638.5 AND TRM 649.5 AS POSTED Turkey is Youth/Adult only. Open
REGION IV OFFICE (423) 587-7037 NP Friday-Sunday only. Youth must be accompanied Open only on Tuesdays and Saturdays as well
by a licensed adult, age 21 years or older, who may as the closing day of the season. Hunting closes
Closed to dog training. also hunt. at noon. Waterfowl hunting will be allocated by
hand-held weekly drawings. Each Saturday, a
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, hand-held drawing will be conducted at 1 p.m. to
Rabbit, Quail - Nov. 114. Quail bag
except open only on Monday, Wednesday and determine the following Tuesday and Saturday
limit 2/day, rabbit and quail hunting closes at 4 p.m.
Friday, one-half hour before sunrise until noon. hunters. The final drawing of the season will also
Size BBB or smaller required. include closing day. The drawing will be held at the
Raccoon - Sep. 8-9, 15-16. Joachim Bible Refuge Maintenance Facility and
hunters must be present and have all applicable
licenses/permits to enter drawing. Hunting will
408-HENDERSON ISLAND REFUGE Dog training - Rabbit and Quail - Oct. 1 -
only be allowed from designated staked positions
Nov. 14. Closes at 4 p.m. each day.
JEFFERSON COUNTY 525 ACRES and/or pools. Hunters drawn may bring up to 3
ON DOUGLAS RESERVOIR BETWEEN RIVER guests. Note: Drawn hunter must accompany
MILES 42 AND 44 410-KYLES FORD these guests. After the youth waterfowl seasons,
DAVID SAMS (423) 235-4882 SG, BG goose seasons to coincide with statewide seasons.
HANCOCK/HAWKINS COUNTY 1,000 ACRES No stake/pool restrictions or drawings.
(423) 587-7037

Closed to all forms of use and trespass DAVID SAMS (423) 235-4882 SG, BG
from Nov. 15 - last day of Feb. except as During the late waterfowl seasons, access to the
otherwise indicated. Public entry and South Mohawk, Skinner, and Foxgate Units is
fishing permitted while in the main river restricted to hunters actively pursuing game and
channel passing through the refuge. Horses Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All any waterfowl hunters possessing a valid permit
prohibited. Nontoxic shot approved by the small game hunting and dog training excluding for an upcoming waterfowl hunt. Permits are valid
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service required for raccoon/opossum closes at 4 p.m. Blaze orange is from the issue date until the end of the waterfowl
small game hunting as posted. All small required by small game hunters during big game hunt listed on the permit. Drawn waterfowl
game hunting is Youth/Adult only. Youths muzzleloader and gun hunts (excluding spring hunters must have their permit in their possession
must be accompanied by a licensed adult, turkey). when scouting/hunting. During big game
age 21 years or older, who may also hunt. muzzleloader/gun hunts, all scouting hunters
Blaze orange required by small game hunters must wear 500 square inches of blaze orange on
during big game muzzleloader and gun hunts Quail - Open to dog training only. Quail the body and head.
dog training open only during quail season.
REGION IV

(excluding spring turkey).


Goose season is closed on the area at the end of
late waterfowl season. Goose season is open to
Rabbit Dog Training- Oct. 1-31. youths only during the youth waterfowl seasons.
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All Goose season is open to adults after the youth
small game hunting and dog training, excluding waterfowl season.
raccoon and opossum, closes at 4 p.m. Quail 411-LICK CREEK BOTTOMS Remainder of Area: Same as statewide seasons.
season is closed.
GREENE COUNTY 1,400 ACRES No staked positions/pools.
DAVID SAMS (423) 235-4882 SG, WF, BG
YOUTH WATERFOWL HUNT
Rabbit - Nov. 1 - 14. Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish
Closes each day at sunset.
and Wildlife Service required for small game
Dog Training - Rabbit and Quail - Oct. (including dove) hunting. South Mohawk, Skinner, and Foxgate Units:
1-Nov. 14. All other: Mar. 1 - Oct. 31. Same as statewide dates. First come first serve at
designated stakes and pools as posted.
Remainder of Area: Same as statewide seasons.
409-KYKER BOTTOMS REFUGE Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All No staked positions/pools.
small game hunting and dog training (excluding
BLOUNT COUNTY 525 ACRES For all seasons, no permanent blinds. All decoys,
raccoon and opossum) closes at 4 p.m. 500 square
GPS: 35.602180 BY 84.122143 W temporary blinds, blind materials and boats must
inches of blaze orange required by small game
BILL SMITH (865) 856-9711 SG, BG
hunters during big game muzzleloader and gun be removed at the end of legal hunting hours.
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from hunts (excluding spring turkey). JOACHIM BIBLE WATERFOWL REFUGE UNIT
Nov. 15 - last day of Feb. except in designated (THAT PORTION OF LICK CREEK BOTTOMS
observation areas. Nontoxic shot approved by WMA BETWEEN MURRAY BRIDGE ROAD,
Quail - Open to training only. Training
the US Fish and Wildlife Service required for BIBLES CHAPEL ROAD, AND SOUTH MOHAWK
open only during the statewide quail season.
small game hunting as posted. ROAD)
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from
Rabbit Dog Training - Oct. 1 - Oct. 31. Nov. 15 - last day of Feb. except in designated
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All small observation areas. Closed to waterfowl hunting.
game hunting is Youth/Adult only. Youths must be Dove - Sep. 1, and the remainder of the
accompanied by a licensed adult, age 21 years or statewide season. Sep. 2, Youth/Adult only, from
older, who may also hunt. Blaze orange is required by sunrise to noon then open to all hunters. Same as statewide, except as noted. All small game
small game hunters during big game muzzleloader
Entire Mohawk dove field is non-toxic shot. hunting and dog training (excluding raccoon/
and gun hunts (excluding spring turkey).

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opossum) closes at 4 p.m. Closed to quail hunting. enclosed vehicle or outside of camp must wear, Elk hunting information can be found on
Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and on the upper portion of their body and head, a page 30.
Wildlife Service required for small game (including minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange,
Ginseng - Sept 1. - Dec. 31.
dove) hunting as posted. All small game hunting is visible front and back, during the deer and elk
Adult/Youth only. Youths must be accompanied by gun and muzzleloader seasons. No person shall See page 34 for firing range information. Permit
a licensed adult who may also hunt. remove minerals, including coal, trees, plants required for range.
(including vines), or building stones from the
area without specific authorization.
Dove - Sep. 2 and everyday thereafter
during the first and second segments. Camping is permitted on the entire area. Night 414-RANKIN
time use by the general public and raccoon COCKE COUNTY 1,975 ACRES

hunters is permitted area wide. DAVID SAMS (423) 235-4882 SG, BG
Rabbit - Nov. 114. Bag limit
2 rabbits/day. No permanent blinds. All decoys, temporary
blinds, blind materials and boats must be
Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed removed at the end of legal hunting hours.
Dog Training - Rabbit and Quail - to hunting Mar. 1 through the 4th Friday in Aug.,
Oct. 1 - 31. All other: Mar. 1 - Oct. 31. except for spring turkey. Closed to spring squirrel
hunting and fall turkey hunting. Coyote hunting
with centerfire weapons only allowed during deer Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small
412-NOLICHUCKY gun seasons by licensed deer hunters. Archery game hunters (except waterfowl) must wear blaze
GREENE COUNTY 1,000 ACRES hunters will be required to meet legal blaze orange orange during big game hunts.
TEN MILES SOUTH OF GREENEVILLE requirements while hunting in the elk zones during
DAVID SAMS (423) 235-4882 SG, WF, BG the elk hunt. Wild hogs may be taken during any

REGION IV
hunt with hunting devices legal for that hunt. Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
Beaver Trapping - restricted to designated
Same as statewide seasons except as noted. compartments. Contact WMA manager for
information. Annual harvest log must be 415-WHITES MILL
maintained and submitted to WMA Manager by BLOUNT COUNTY 53 ACRES
Waterfowl - Blinds, blind materials and Jan. 15. BILL SMITH (865) 856-9711 NP
decoys must be removed daily at the end of legal
shooting hours. During all waterfowl seasons, Closed to all activity from Nov. 15 to the last
boats may not be anchored, moored or aground day of the youth waterfowl season, except legal
Deer
more than 1 hour after legal waterfowl hunting hunters on Saturdays.

(423) 587-7037
hours or earlier than 1 hour before legal shooting
hours. Bag Limits*
Dates Waterfowl, Snipe - Youth/Adult only.
and Restrictions
Archery Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult
Quail - Nov. 4- Jan. 15 who may also hunt. Saturdays only from staked
2 deer
Sept. 23 - Oct. 27 positions.
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 1 Antlered and
1 Antlerless Bullfrog - Mar. 1 - Nov. 14, gigs only.
413-NORTH CUMBERLAND
Muzzleloader
ANDERSON, CAMPBELL, CLAIBORNE, MORGAN
AND SCOTT COUNTIES 189,000 ACRES Nov. 4-17 1 deer, Antlered only
ROYAL BLUE, SUNDQUIST, TACKETT CREEK & Nov. 11-17 1 deer, Antlerless
NEW RIVER UNITS
35 MILES NORTH OF KNOXVILLE Gun
JOE ELKINS (423) 566-8557 SG, BG, HI
OHV INFORMATION RUSTY DUNN (423) 562-2013 Nov. 18 - Dec. 17
1 deer
Antlered only
cane creek overlook
All users should be aware that hazards 1 deer**
765.97 acreS - $1,485,000
Dec. 18 - Jan 7
associated with mining (deep and strip) exist Antlered only A mostly wooded tract of land
on this area.
(**Exception: may be an antlerless deer that overlooks Cane Creek Bay
Special Use - ORV, hooved animal riding, Dec. 18 - 24) and Kentucky Lake proper.
bicycles and all other vehicles are restricted
to roads marked open to vehicular traffic.
Young Sportsman Deer Hunts Look no further if you dream
Hooved animal riding, bicycling and Oct. 28-29
Same as Unit B of owning a large land tract on
Jan. 13-14
Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use permitted Kentucky Lake to serve as your
only by individuals possessing a valid hunting *These are not bonus deer. All deer count toward
and fishing license and WMA permit or a Unit B statewide bag limits. private fishing, hunting and
High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit. family destination.
Speed limit is 25 mph. Organized competition
events for motorized/nonmotorized vehicles GreG Seat, Broker
prohibited. Maximum noise limit of 86 dBs for Quail - Nov. 4 - Jan. 15.
all motorized vehicles as measured at 50 feet 615.397.1638
from the exhaust. GSeat @ fayrancheS . com
Dog Training - Sep. 1 - Mar. 15. Chasing fox,
Public use is permitted during all hunts. coyotes, and bobcats with dogs is not permitted. www . fayrancheS . com
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SUNRISE/SUNSET TABLES

All sunrise/sunset tables are


shown in military time.
August 1, 2017 November 5, 2017: Add one (1) hour to the times in the
chart for Daylight Savings Time (DST).
November 6, 2017 - March 11, 2018: the times in the chart are correct.
March 12, 2018 - July 31, 2018: Add one (1) hour to the times in the chart
for Daylight Savings Time (DST).

Bristol, Tennessee (Eastern Standard Time)


2017 2018
AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUN. JUL.
Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
Day
A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
1 535 1935 600 1856 0624 1812 653 1732 723 1713 741 1724 730 1755 659 1823 615 1851 535 1917 512 1942 514 1951
2 536 1934 601 1855 625 1810 654 1731 723 1713 741 1725 730 1756 658 1824 613 1852 534 1918 512 1942 515 1951
3 537 1933 602 1854 626 1809 655 1730 0724 1713 741 1726 729 1757 657 1825 612 1853 533 1919 511 1943 515 1951
4 538 1932 603 1852 627 1807 656 1729 725 1713 741 1726 728 1758 655 1826 610 1854 532 1920 511 1944 516 1951
5 538 1931 603 1851 628 1806 567 1728 726 1713 741 1727 727 1759 654 1827 609 1854 531 1920 511 1944 516 1951
6 539 1930 604 1849 628 1805 658 1727 727 1713 741 1728 726 1800 652 1828 608 1855 530 1921 510 1945 517 1950
7 540 1928 0605 1848 0629 1803 659 1726 728 1713 741 1729 725 1801 651 1829 606 1856 529 1922 510 1945 517 1950
8 541 1927 606 1846 630 1802 700 1725 729 1713 741 1730 724 1802 650 1830 605 1857 528 1923 510 1946 518 1950
9 542 1926 607 1845 631 1800 701 1724 729 1713 741 1731 723 1803 648 1831 603 1858 527 1924 510 1946 518 1950
10 542 1926 607 1843 632 1759 702 1723 730 1713 741 1732 722 1804 647 1832 602 1859 526 1925 510 1947 519 1949
11 543 1924 608 1842 633 1758 703 1723 731 1713 741 1733 721 1805 645 1833 600 1900 525 1926 510 1947 520 1949
12 544 1923 609 1840 634 1756 704 1722 732 1714 741 1734 720 1806 644 1833 559 1900 524 1926 510 1948 520 1948
13 545 1922 610 1839 635 1755 705 1721 732 1714 741 1735 719 1807 643 1834 558 1901 526 1927 510 1948 521 1948
14 546 1920 610 1837 635 1753 706 1720 733 1714 740 1736 718 1808 641 1835 556 1902 523 1928 510 1948 521 1948
15 547 1919 611 1836 636 1752 707 1720 734 1714 740 1737 717 1809 640 1836 555 1903 522 1929 510 1949 522 1947
16 547 1918 612 1834 637 1751 708 1719 734 1715 740 1738 716 1810 638 1837 554 1904 521 1930 510 1949 523 1947
17 548 1917 613 1833 638 1749 709 1719 735 1715 739 1739 714 1812 637 1838 552 1905 520 1931 510 1949 524 1946
18 549 1915 614 1831 639 1748 710 1718 736 1715 739 1740 713 1813 635 1839 554 1906 519 1931 510 1950 524 1945
19 550 1914 614 1830 640 1747 711 1717 736 1716 739 1741 712 1814 634 1840 550 1907 519 1932 510 1950 525 1945
20 551 1913 615 1828 641 1746 712 1717 737 1716 738 1742 711 1815 632 1841 548 1907 518 1933 511 1950 526 1944
21 551 1912 616 1827 642 1744 713 1716 737 1717 738 1743 710 1816 631 1841 547 1908 517 1934 511 1951 526 1944
22 552 1910 617 1825 643 1743 714 1716 738 1717 737 1744 708 1817 629 1842 546 1909 517 1935 511 1951 527 1943
23 553 1909 618 1824 644 1742 715 1715 738 1718 737 1745 707 1818 628 1843 545 1910 516 1935 511 1951 528 1942
24 554 1908 618 1822 645 1741 716 1715 739 1719 736 1746 706 1818 626 1844 543 1911 515 1936 511 1951 529 1941
25 555 1906 619 1821 646 1739 717 1715 739 1719 735 1747 705 1819 625 1845 542 1912 515 1937 512 1951 529 1941
26 555 1905 620 1819 647 1738 718 1714 739 1720 735 1748 703 1820 624 1846 541 1913 514 1938 512 1951 530 1940
27 556 1903 621 1818 648 1737 719 1714 740 1720 734 1749 702 1821 622 1847 540 1914 514 1938 512 1951 531 1939
28 557 1902 622 1816 649 1736 720 1714 740 1721 733 1750 701 1822 621 1848 539 1914 513 1939 513 1951 532 1938
29 558 1901 623 1815 650 1735 721 1714 740 1722 733 1752 619 1848 537 4945 513 1940 513 1951 533 1937
30 559 1859 623 1813 651 1734 722 1713 741 1723 732 1753 618 1849 536 1916 513 1940 514 1951 533 1937
31 559 1858 652 1733 1733 741 1723 741 1723 731 1754 616 1850 512 1941 534 1936

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Chattanooga, Tennessee (Eastern Standard Time)
2017 2018
AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUN. JUL.
Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
Day A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
1 551 1944 614 1907 636 1825 702 1747 731 1729 749 1740 740 1810 710 1837 628 1902 550 1927 528 1950 531 1959
2 551 1943 615 196 637 1823 703 1746 732 1729 749 1741 739 1811 709 1838 627 1903 549 1927 528 1951 531 1959
3 552 1942 615 1905 638 1822 704 1745 733 1729 720 1742 738 1812 708 1839 625 1904 548 1928 528 1951 532 1959
4 553 1941 616 1903 638 1820 705 1744 7334 1729 750 1743 738 1813 707 1839 624 1905 547 1929 527 1952 532 1959
5 554 1940 617 1902 639 1819 706 1743 735 1729 750 1744 737 1814 705 1840 622 1906 546 1930 527 1952 533 1959
6 555 1939 618 1900 640 1818 707 1742 735 1729 750 1745 736 1815 704 1841 621 1906 545 1931 527 1953 533 1958
7 555 1938 618 1859 641 1816 708 1741 736 1729 750 1745 735 1816 703 1842 620 1907 544 1932 527 1953 534 1958
8 556 1937 619 1858 642 1815 709 1740 737 1729 750 1746 734 1817 701 1843 618 1908 543 1932 527 1954 534 1958
9 557 193 620 1856 642 1814 710 1740 738 1729 750 1747 733 1818 700 1844 617 1909 542 1933 527 1954 535 1958
10 558 1935 621 1855 643 1812 711 1739 738 1730 750 1748 732 1819 659 1845 616 1910 542 1934 527 1955 535 1957
11 559 1933 622 1852 645 1810 713 1737 740 1730 750 1749 731 1820 657 1845 614 1910 541 1935 527 1955 536 1957
12 600 1931 623 1850 646 1808 714 1737 741 1730 747 1750 730 1821 656 1846 613 1911 540 1936 527 1956 537 1957
13 601 1930 623 1849 647 1807 715 173 741 1731 749 1751 729 1822 654 1847 612 1912 539 1936 527 1956 537 1956
14 601 1929 624 1848 647 1806 716 1735 742 1731 749 1752 728 1823 653 1848 610 1913 538 1937 527 1956 538 1956
15 602 1928 625 1846 6648 1805 717 1735 743 1731 749 1753 727 1824 652 1849 609 1914 537 1938 527 1957 538 1955
16 603 1927 626 1845 649 1803 718 1734 743 1732 748 1754 726 1825 650 1850 608 1914 537 1939 527 1957 539 1955
17 604 1926 626 1843 650 1802 719 1734 744 1732 748 1755 725 1826 649 1850 607 1915 536 1939 527 1957 540 1955
18 604 1924 627 1842 651 1801 720 1733 744 1732 748 1756 724 1827 648 1851 605 1916 535 1940 527 1958 540 1954
19 605 1923 628 1840 652 1800 721 1733 745 1733 747 1757 723 1828 646 1852 604 1917 535 1941 527 1958 541 1953
20 606 1922 629 1839 652 1758 722 1732 745 1733 747 1758 721 1829 645 1853 603 1918 534 1942 527 1958 542 1953
21 607 1921 629 1837 653 1757 723 1732 746 1734 747 1759 720 1830 643 1854 602 1919 533 1943 527 1958 543 1952
22 607 1919 630 1836 654 1756 724 1731 746 1734 746 1800 719 1830 642 1855 600 1919 533 1943 528 1959 543 1952
23 608 1918 631 1835 655 1755 725 1731 747 1735 746 1801 718 1831 641 1855 559 1920 532 1944 528 1959 544 1951
24 609 1917 632 1833 656 1754 726 1731 747 1736 745 1802 717 1832 639 1856 558 1921 532 1945 528 1959 545 1950
25 610 1915 632 1832 657 1753 727 1730 748 1736 745 1802 717 1832 639 1856 558 1921 532 1945 528 1959 545 1950
26 610 1914 633 1830 658 1752 727 1730 748 1737 745 1803 716 1833 638 1857 557 1922 531 1945 529 1959 545 1950
27 611 1913 634 1829 659 1751 728 1730 748 1738 744 1804 714 1834 636 1858 556 1923 531 1946 529 1959 546 1949
28 612 1911 635 1827 700 1750 729 1730 749 1738 743 1805 713 1835 635 1859 555 1923 530 1947 529 1959 547 1948
29 612 1911 635 1827 700 1750 729 1730 749 1738 742 1806 634 1859 553 1924 530 1947 530 1959 548 1947
30 613 1910 635 1826 701 1749 730 1729 749 1739 741 1808 632 1900 552 1925 529 1949 530 1959 549 1946
31 613 1909 702 1748 749 1740 741 1809 629 1902 529 1949 550 1945

Knoxville, Tennessee (Eastern Standard Time)


2017 2018
AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUN. JUL.
Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
Day A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
1 543 1940 608 1903 631 1819 659 1740 728 1722 746 1733 736 1803 706 1831 622 1858 543 1923 520 1947 523 1956
2 544 1939 609 1901 632 1818 0700 1739 729 1722 747 1733 735 1804 705 1832 621 1858 542 1924 520 1948 523 1956
3 545 1938 609 1900 633 1816 0701 1738 730 1721 747 1734 735 1805 703 1833 619 1859 541 1925 520 1948 524 1956
4 546 1937 610 1859 633 1815 701 1737 731 1721 747 1735 734 1806 702 1834 618 1900 540 1925 520 1949 524 1956
5 547 1936 611 1857 634 1813 702 1736 732 1721 747 1736 733 1807 700 1834 616 1901 539 1926 519 1949 525 1956
6 547 1935 612 1856 635 1812 703 1735 732 1721 747 1737 732 1808 659 1835 615 1902 538 1927 519 1950 525 1956
7 548 1934 612 1854 636 1810 704 1734 733 1721 747 1738 731 1809 658 1936 614 1903 537 1928 519 1951 526 1955
8 549 1933 613 1853 637 1809 705 1733 734 1722 747 1739 730 1810 656 1837 612 1903 536 1929 519 1951 526 1955
9 550 1932 614 1851 638 1808 706 1732 735 1722 747 1739 729 1811 655 1838 611 1904 535 1930 519 1952 527 1955
10 551 1931 615 1850 638 1806 707 1732 736 1722 747 1740 728 1812 654 1839 609 1905 534 1931 519 1952 528 1954
11 551 1930 615 1848 639 1805 708 1731 736 1722 746 1741 727 1813 652 1840 608 1906 533 1931 519 1952 528 1954
12 552 1929 616 1847 640 1804 709 1730 737 1722 746 1742 726 1814 651 1841 607 1907 533 1932 519 1953 529 1954
13 553 1928 617 1846 641 1802 710 1729 738 1722 746 1743 725 1815 649 1842 605 1908 532 1933 519 1953 529 1953
14 554 1926 0618 1844 642 1801 711 1729 738 1723 746 1744 724 1816 648 1842 604 1909 531 1934 519 1954 530 1953
15 554 1925 618 1843 643 1800 712 1728 739 1723 746 1745 723 1817 647 1843 603 1909 530 1935 519 1954 531 1953
16 555 1924 619 1841 644 1758 713 1727 740 1723 745 1746 722 1818 645 1844 601 1910 529 1935 519 1954 531 1952
17 556 1923 620 1840 645 1757 714 1727 740 1724 745 1747 721 1819 644 1845 600 1911 529 1936 519 1955 532 1952
18 557 1922 621 1838 645 1756 715 1726 741 1724 745 1748 720 1820 642 1846 559 1912 528 1937 1937 1955 519 1951
19 558 1920 622 1837 646 1754 716 1726 742 1725 744 1749 718 1821 641 1847 558 1913 527 1938 519 1955 533 1950
20 558 1919 622 1835 647 1753 717 1725 742 1725 744 1750 717 1822 639 1848 556 1914 526 1939 519 1956 534 1950
21 559 1918 623 1834 648 1752 718 1725 743 1726 743 1751 716 1823 638 1848 555 1914 526 1939 519 1956 535 1949
22 600 1916 624 1832 649 1751 719 1724 743 1726 743 1752 715 1824 636 1849 554 1915 525 1940 520 1956 536 1948
23 601 1915 625 1831 650 1750 720 1724 744 1727 742 1753 714 1825 635 1850 553 1916 525 1941 520 1956 536 1948
24 602 1914 625 1829 651 1748 721 1723 744 1727 742 1754 712 1826 634 1851 551 1917 524 1942 520 1956 537 1947
25 602 1913 626 1828 652 1747 722 1723 744 1728 741 1755 711 1827 632 1852 550 1918 523 1942 521 19556 538 1946
26 603 1911 627 1826 653 1746 723 1723 745 1728 741 1757 710 1828 631 1853 549 1919 523 1943 521 1956 539 1946
27 604 1910 628 1825 654 1745 724 1722 745 1729 740 1758 708 1829 629 1853 548 1920 522 1944 521 1956 539 1945
28 605 1908 629 1823 655 1744 725 1722 745 1730 739 1759 707 1830 628 1854 547 1920 522 1944 522 1956 540 1944
29 605 1907 629 1823 655 1744 725 1722 745 1730 739 1800 626 1855 545 1921 522 1945 522 1956 541 1943
30 606 1906 630 1820 657 1742 727 1722 746 1731 738 1801 625 1856 544 1922 521 1946 522 1956 542 1942
31 607 1904 658 1741 746 1732 737 1802 623 1857 521 1946 542 1941

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Memphis, Tennessee (Central Standard Time)
2017 2018
AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUN. JUL.
Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
Day A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
1 509 1903 533 1826 555 1743 621 1705 650 1648 708 1659 659 1729 629 1756 547 1821 509 1846 447 1909 449 1918
2 510 1902 534 1825 556 1742 622 1704 651 1648 708 1700 658 1730 628 1747 545 1822 508 1847 447 1910 450 1918
3 511 1901 534 1824 557 1741 623 1703 652 1648 709 1701 657 1731 627 1757 544 1823 507 1847 446 1910 450 1918
4 512 1900 535 1822 557 1739 624 1702 653 1648 709 1701 657 1732 625 1758 543 1824 506 1848 446 1911 451 1918
5 512 1859 536 1821 558 1738 625 1702 654 1648 709 1702 656 1733 624 1759 541 1825 505 1849 446 1911 451 1918
6 513 1858 536 1819 559 173 626 1701 654 1648 709 1703 655 1734 623 1800 540 1825 504 1850 446 1912 452 1917
7 514 1857 537 1818 600 1735 627 1700 655 1648 709 1704 654 1735 622 1801 538 1826 503 1851 446 1912 452 1917
8 515 1856 538 1816 600 1734 628 1659 656 1648 709 1705 653 1736 620 1802 537 1827 502 1851 445 1913 453 1917
9 515 1855 539 1815 601 1732 629 1658 657 1648 709 1706 652 1737 619 1803 536 1828 501 1852 445 1913 453 1917
10 516 1854 539 1814 602 1731 630 1657 658 1648 709 1707 651 1738 617 1803 534 1829 500 1853 445 1914 454 1916
11 517 1853 540 1812 603 1730 631 1657 658 1648 709 1708 650 1739 616 1804 533 1829 459 1854 445 1914 455 1916
12 518 1852 541 1811 604 1728 632 1656 659 1649 708 1709 649 1740 615 1805 532 1830 459 1855 445 1915 455 1916
13 519 1850 542 1809 605 1727 633 1655 700 1649 708 1710 648 1741 613 1806 530 1831 458 1855 445 1915 456 1915
14 519 1849 542 1808 605 1726 634 1655 700 1649 708 1710 647 1742 612 1807 529 1832 457 1856 445 1915 456 1915
15 520 1848 543 1806 606 1725 635 1654 701 1650 708 1711 646 1743 611 1808 528 1833 456 1757 445 1916 457 1914
16 521 1847 544 1805 607 1723 636 1653 702 1650 707 1712 645 1744 609 1808 527 1833 455 1858 445 1916 458 1914
17 522 1846 544 1804 608 1722 637 1653 702 1650 707 1713 644 1745 608 1809 525 1834 455 1859 445 1916 458 1914
18 522 1845 545 1802 609 1721 638 1652 703 1651 707 1714 643 1746 606 1810 524 1835 454 1859 446 1917 459 1913
19 523 1843 546 1801 610 1720 639 1652 703 1651 706 1715 642 1746 605 1811 523 1836 453 1900 446 1917 500 1912
20 524 1842 547 1759 611 1718 640 1651 704 1652 706 1716 640 1747 604 1812 522 1837 453 1901 446 1917 500 1912
21 525 1841 547 1758 611 1717 641 1651 705 1652 706 1717 639 1748 602 1813 520 1838 452 1902 446 1918 501 1911
22 525 1840 548 1756 612 1716 642 1650 705 1653 705 1718 638 1749 601 1813 519 1838 451 1902 446 1918 502 1911
23 526 1838 549 1755 613 1715 643 1650 705 1653 705 1719 637 1750 559 1814 518 1839 451 1903 447 1918 503 1910
24 527 1837 550 1753 614 1714 644 1650 706 1654 704 1720 636 1751 558 1815 517 1840 450 1904 447 1918 503 1909
25 528 1836 550 1752 615 1713 645 1649 706 1654 704 1721 634 1752 557 1816 516 1841 450 1904 447 1918 504 1909
26 528 1834 551 1751 616 1711 646 1649 707 1655 703 1722 633 1753 555 1817 514 1842 449 1905 448 1918 505 1908
27 528 1834 551 1751 616 1711 646 1649 707 1655 702 1723 632 1754 554 1817 513 1842 449 1906 448 1918 505 1907
28 529 1833 552 1749 617 1710 617 1649 707 1656 702 1725 631 1755 552 1818 512 1843 448 1906 448 1918 506 1906
29 531 1830 553 1746 619 1708 648 1648 708 1657 701 1726 630 1755 551 1819 511 1844 448 1907 449 1918 507 1905
30 531 1829 554 1745 620 1707 649 1648 708 1658 700 1727 550 1820 510 1845 448 1908 449 1918 508 1905
31 532 1828 621 1706 708 1658 700 1728 548 1821 447 1908 508 1904

Nashville, Tennessee (Central Standard Time)


2017 2018
AUG. SEP. OCT. NOV. DEC. JAN. FEB. MAR. APR. MAY JUN. JUL.
Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set Rise Set
Day A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M.
1 454 1852 519 1814 542 1730 610 1651 640 1633 658 1644 648 1714 617 1742 533 1809 454 1835 431 1859 434 1908
2 455 1851 520 1813 543 1729 611 1650 641 1632 658 1644 647 1715 616 1743 532 1810 454 1835 431 1900 434 1908
3 456 1850 520 1811 544 1727 612 1649 642 1632 658 1645 646 1716 615 1744 530 1811 452 1836 431 1900 435 1908
4 457 1849 521 1810 545 1726 613 1648 642 1632 659 1646 645 1717 613 1745 529 1812 451 1837 430 1901 435 1908
5 458 1848 522 1809 546 1724 614 1647 643 1632 659 1647 645 1718 612 1746 528 1812 450 1838 430 1901 436 1908
6 458 1847 523 1807 547 1723 615 1646 644 1632 659 1648 644 1719 611 1747 526 1813 449 1839 460 1902 436 1907
7 459 1846 524 1806 547 1722 616 1645 645 1632 659 1649 643 1720 609 1747 525 1814 448 1840 430 1902 437 1907
8 500 1845 524 1804 548 1720 617 1644 646 1632 659 1649 642 1721 608 1748 523 1815 447 1841 430 1903 437 1907
9 500 1845 524 1804 548 1720 617 1644 646 1632 658 1650 641 1722 606 1749 522 1816 446 1841 430 1903 438 1907
10 501 1844 525 1803 549 1719 618 1643 647 1632 658 1651 640 1723 605 1750 521 1817 445 1842 429 1904 438 1906
11 502 1843 526 1801 550 1717 619 1643 647 1633 658 1652 639 1724 604 1751 519 1818 444 1843 429 1904 439 1906
12 502 1842 527 1800 551 1716 620 1642 648 1633 658 1653 638 1725 602 1752 518 1818 443 1844 429 1905 440 1906
13 503 1840 527 1758 552 1715 621 1641 649 1633 658 1654 637 1726 601 1753 516 1819 443 1845 429 1905 440 1905
14 504 1839 528 1757 553 1713 622 1640 650 1633 658 1655 636 1727 559 1754 515 1820 442 1846 429 1906 441 1905
15 505 1838 529 1755 553 1712 623 1640 650 1634 6577 1656 634 1728 558 1755 514 1821 441 1846 429 1906 442 1904
16 506 1837 530 1754 554 1711 624 1639 651 1634 657 1657 633 1729 556 1755 512 1822 440 1847 429 1906 442 1904
17 506 1836 531 1752 555 1709 625 1638 652 1634 657 1658 632 1730 555 1756 511 1823 439 1848 430 1907 443 1903
18 507 1834 531 1751 556 1708 626 1638 652 1635 656 1659 631 1731 554 1757 510 1823 439 1849 430 1907 444 1903
19 508 1833 532 1749 557 1707 627 1637 653 1635 656 1700 630 1732 552 1758 509 1824 438 1850 430 1907 444 1902
20 509 1832 533 1748 558 1706 628 1637 653 1635 655 1701 629 1733 551 1759 507 1825 437 1850 430 1907 445 1902
21 509 1831 534 1746 559 1704 629 1636 654 1636 655 1702 627 1734 549 1800 506 1826 437 1851 430 1908 446 1901
22 510 1829 534 1745 600 1703 630 1636 654 1636 665 1703 626 1735 548 1801 505 1827 436 1852 430 1908 447 1900
23 511 1828 535 1744 601 1702 631 1635 655 1637 654 1704 625 1736 546 1801 504 1828 435 1853 431 1908 447 1900
24 512 1827 536 1742 602 1700 1701 632 1635 655 653 1705 624 1737 545 1802 502 1829 435 1853 431 1908 448 1859
25 513 1825 537 1741 602 1700 633 1634 656 1639 653 1706 622 1738 543 1803 501 1829 434 1854 431 1908 449 1858
26 514 1823 538 1738 604 1657 635 1634 657 1639 652 1707 621 1739 542 1804 500 1830 434 1855 432 1908 450 1857
27 515 1821 539 1736 605 1656 636 1633 657 1640 652 1709 620 1740 541 1805 459 1831 433 1856 432 1908 450 1857
28 516 1820 540 1735 606 1655 637 1633 657 1641 651 1710 619 1741 539 1806 458 1832 433 1856 432 1908 451 1856
29 517 1819 541 1733 607 1654 638 1633 658 1641 650 1711 538 1807 456 1833 432 1857 433 1908 452 1855
30 517 1817 54 1732 608 1653 639 1633 658 1642 649 1712 536 1807 455 1834 432 1858 433 1908 453 1854
31 518 1816 609 1652 658 1643 649 1713 535 1808 432 1858 453 1853

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