Over 7,000 acres of public hunting lands are available for Tennessee’s hunters. This is a cooperative effort between the TWRA and landholding companies to provide public hunting with the landowner setting, collecting and administering permits and the TWRA enforcing the rules and regulations governing these areas. Seasons are open same as statewide seasons.
Public lands are important to hunters and non-hunters alike, so all users should work to maintain a good relationship with the owners. Never litter or abuse the land.
Heartwood PHA – (formerly Graham PHA) Over 7,000 acres located in Perry County. A permit is required. Cost is $15.00 for adults and $12.50 for persons under 16 or over 65. For more information, contact the TWRA Region I office (731) 423-5725. Permits can be purchased at the following business:
Sanders Market – Linden
Permits (On Public Hunting Areas where required, as per agreement.)
Use, possession or transportation of firearms, bows and arrows or other hunting devices and equipment is expressly prohibited except during times when they may be legally used for hunting.
Other TWRA lands not proclaimed as a WMA or refuge are open with statewide seasons unless otherwise indicated.
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
In addition to state hunting license, a Big South Fork Permit is required to take wild hogs. Hogs may only be taken during the deer season and the Jan.-Feb. small game season. All hogs must be taken with big game hunting devices. For information about obtaining 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 www.nps.gov/biso.
Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation
(270) 798-2175. website: www.fortcampbellmwr.com/Recreation/hunting/index.html
Holston Army Ammunition Plant
Milan Army Ammunition Plant
(731) 686-6682. website: www.milanarsenalhunting.com
Tennessee State Forests
Operated by Tennessee Division of Forestry. State forests listed below are open to hunting during statewide seasons. For information concerning locations and state forest user regulations, consult website: www.state.tn.us/agriculture/forestry/stateforests.html
Bledsoe State Forest
Cedars of Lebanon State Forest
Franklin State Forest
Lone Mountain State Forest
Stewart State Forest
Tims Ford State Park Huntable Lands
Permit required, available at the Park Office. Same seasons and regulations as Owl Hollow Mill WMA. For more information call (931) 962-1183.
Federal refuge seasons and regulations may be different from the ones listed in this guide. Contact the individual refuge for their specific seasons and regulations.
Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
(931) 232-7477 – All hunters must have type 064 permit, even lifetime and sportsmans license holders. Available at all TWRA license agents.
Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Reelfoot and Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuges
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
(731) 642-2091 – All hunters must have type 064 permit, even lifetime and sportsmans license holders. Available at all TWRA license agents.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.