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Region 4 WMAs

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401-BUFFALO SPRINGS

Grainger County • 342 acres
SCOTT DYKES (423) 587-7037 • SG, BG

Waterfall parking area closed one hour after sunset until one hour before sunrise. Use or possession of alcohol is prohibited in the waterfall area.

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Quail hunting closed. Quail dog training only during statewide quail season. Same as statewide seasons.

North Cherokee Bear Reserves

Wild hog hunting with dogs and bear hunting are not permitted in the following bear reserves unless a special exception is provided by proclamation. Wild hog season is closed during bear season.

Andrew Johnson Bear Reserve

The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area and private inholdings lying southwest of Hwy. 70, east of Hwy. 107 and north of Hwys. 25-70.

Kettlefoot Bear Reserve

The Cherokee Wildlife Management area and private inholdings lying north of Hwy. 421, east of South Holston Lake, south of the Tennessee-Virginia line, and west of Hwy. 91.

Laurel Fork Bear Reserve

The Cherokee Wildlife Management area and private inholdings lying south of Hwy. 321, west of Poga Road, west of the Tennessee-North Carolina line, and north of Hwy

Unicoi Bear Reserve

The Cherokee Wildlife Management Area lying west of U.S. Hwy. 23, and the Devils Fork Road, north of the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, east of the Horse Creek Road to Hwy. 107 and south of Hwy. 107 to Erwin.

For other bear reserves, see Special Forms.

402-North CHEROKEE

along the Tennessee-North Carolina
state line
Region IV Office (423) 587-7037 • bg

Cherokee WMA Nonquota Big Game permit (Type 095, Type 167 or Type 094) or Sportsman License required to hunt the nonquota big game hunts. Some roads normally open to public travel may be closed from Dec. 15–March 31.

shooting.tif Shooting ranges - Open daylight hours only (see WMA General Regulations).

Safety Zone - On the Cherokee WMA, hunting or discharging a firearm is prohibited within 150 yards of a developed recreation area, campsite, residence, building, occupied area, across or on a National Forest system road. Contact the appropriate U.S. Forest Service office for more information.

Horseback riding - Horseback riding on properties owned by the U.S. Forest Service shall be the same as U.S. Forest Service regulations. Contact the U.S. Forest Service (423-476-9700). On those properties owned or leased by the TWRA, horseback riding is only allowed upon roads opened for vehicle travel. No riding off road into openings, fields, trails or through streams.

Dog Training - Dog training prohibited unless otherwise specified. The use or possession of any electronic tracking devices from Mar. 1–Aug. 15 is illegal.

North Cherokee

Cherokee WMA north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

On property owned or leased by the TWRA, ATV and OHV operation is prohibited.

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Only pointing breed dogs are allowed in the bear reserve one day before and during bear hunts. Small game hunters (except raccoon and opossum hunters between sunset and sunrise) must wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange during muzzleloader and gun season. Wild hogs may be taken on any big game hunt with the hunting device legal for that hunt, except wild hogs may NOT be taken in the bear reserves during bear season.

Beaver and coyote may be taken on any hunt with weapon legal for that hunt.

Groundhog, fox, and skunk may be taken on any small game hunt with weapon legal for that hunt. Fox closed in Washington County.

Bobcat may be taken on any scheduled big game or small game hunt that coincides with the statewide bobcat season. No dogs allowed.

Spring squirrel season is closed.

21-oppossum.tif 20-racoon.tif Opossum – raccoon – Oct. 11 – last day in Feb. except closed Oct. 28–Nov. 1, Nov. 23–26, Nov. 29–Dec. 23 in all bear reserves.

01-deer.tif Deer – Same as statewide seasons except closed to special season antlerless deer hunts.

04-bear.tif Bear - Same as statewide seasons, except closed Sept. 28–Oct. 11. Closed in the bear reserves.

23-dog_training.tif Bear Dog Training – Sept. 4–29. No bears may be harvested. No firearms or archery equipment may be possessed. No training in the bear reserves.

403-CHUCK SWAN STATE FOREST

Union/Campbell counties • 24,444 acres
near Maynardville
Dustin McCubbins (865) 278-3248 • SG, BG

Deer driving, loud noises, and harassment on all deer hunts is prohibited. Entering the WMA from Norris Lake during the deer and turkey hunts is prohibited. Guides prohibited on all hunts. Horses, ATVs, bicycles, non-licensed passenger vehicles and motorcycles are prohibited on the main forest road. ORV, horseback riding, bicycles, and all other vehicles are restricted to roads marked “open to vehicular traffic.” Speed limit is 25 mph. Organized competition events for motorized/non-motorized vehicles prohibited. Reckless operation of motorized and non-motorized vehicles prohibited. Reckless operation is defined as operating a vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person or damage TWRA property or developments. Maximum noise limit of 86 dBs for all motorized vehicles as measured at 50 feet from the exhaust.

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to hunting March 1 through the 4th Friday in August except for spring turkey and spring squirrel hunting. Small game hunting will close at sunset the day before and during scheduled big game hunts unless otherwise specified. Waterfowl is closed as posted. Quail hunting prohibited.

Beaver and coyote may be taken on any hunt with weapon legal for that hunt.

Groundhog, fox, and skunk may be taken on any small game hunt with weapon legal for that hunt.

Bobcat may be taken on any scheduled big game or small game hunt that coincides with the statewide bobcat season.

20-racoon.tif Raccoon – Seven 1-night hunts. Nov. 3–9. Hunters must check out by 1:00 a.m. All raccoons must be checked out. One raccoon per party. Party defined as all occupants of a single vehicle.

01-deer.tif Deer – archery – One hunt. Oct. 18–19. 400 hunter quota. One deer, either sex. All deer count toward statewide deer bag limit.

01-deer.tif Deer – gun/archery – Young Sportsman – One hunt. Oct. 26–27. 200 hunter quota. One deer, either sex. All deer count toward statewide deer bag limit.

Deer – gun/archery – Two hunts. Nov. 29–30, Dec. 6–7. 650 hunter quota. One deer, buck only. All deer count toward statewide deer bag limit.

Deer – muzzleloader/archery – One hunt. Nov. 22–23. 650 hunter quota. One deer, buck only. All deer count toward statewide deer bag limit.

02-spring_turkey.tif Turkey – Five hunts. March 27–29; Apr. 3–5, 10–12, 17–19, 24–26. 150 hunter quota. One turkey per hunt (bonus bird). Hunters must sign in and out at the checking station. Hunting ends at noon each day. Hunter must be at check station by 1:00 p.m.

22-trapping.tif Trapping - Jan. 8–Feb. 28 – (no raccoon) – Quota, 1 party per compartment. Trappers must apply at WMA office for permit. No snares or conibear traps. Trappers must report catch annually.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Sept. 1–Mar. 15, daylight hours only, pointing breed dogs prohibited. Closed at sunset the day before and during scheduled big game hunts unless otherwise specified.

shooting.tif Shooting range – See WMA General Regulations.

404-COVE CREEK

Campbell County • 2,450 acres
Keith Thomas (423) 587-7037 • SG, BG

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Same as statewide seasons.

405-FOOTHILLS

Blount County • 11,000 acres
Bill Smith (865) 856-9711 • SG, BG

Motorized vehicles and horseback riding prohibited.

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Wild hogs may be taken during any hunt with hunting devices legal for that hunt. Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. The use of and/or possession of any tracking device for dogs from March 1 to Aug. 31 is not permitted. Closed to hunting March 1–Aug. 23 except for spring turkey.

21-oppossum.tif 20-racoon.tif Opossum – raccoon – Jan. 1–Feb. 28.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Closed.

406-FORKS OF THE RIVER

Knox County • 648 acres
east of Knoxville
Bill Smith (865) 856-9711 • sg, bg

No motorcycle and/or ATV riding. No target practice. Closed one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise except for raccoon and opossum hunters and scheduled events. From Sept. 8–Feb. 28 closed on Tues. and Thurs. to non-hunters except for the paved greenway. From March 29–May 11 (spring turkey) area closed to non-hunters til noon except for paved greenway. On Sat. and Sun. area closed to non-hunters til noon except for the paved greenway. Paintball guns and accessories prohibited. All animals accompanied by a non-hunting person are required to be leashed.

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All hunting is closed from Mar. 1 – fourth Friday in Aug. except for spring squirrel and spring turkey seasons. Shotguns, muzzleloaders, and archery equipment only.

08-dove.tif Dove – Sept. 1, 2 ,7 and every day thereafter during the statewide dove seasons. Field capacity may be limited. Pigeon open during dove hunts only.

08-dove.tif Dove – Youth/Adult – The Whaley tract will not open for dove hunting until Sept. 2. On this date, all dove hunting is youth/adult only. Youths must be accompanied by an adult who may also hunt (if licensed). Beginning Sept. 8 the field is open to all hunters during the statewide dove season.

17-waterfowl.tif Waterfowl – Closed in September.

407-FORT LOUDOUN

Knox county • 492 acres
lands owned by the TVA and public waters of Fort Loudoun Reservoir between TRM 638.5 and TRM 649.5 as posted
Region IV office (423) 587-7037 • NP

17-waterfowl.tif Waterfowl - Same as statewide season except open only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, one half hour before sunrise until noon. Shot size BBB or smaller required.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Closed.

408-HENDERSON ISLAND REFUGE

Jefferson County • 525 acres
on Douglas Reservoir between river miles 42 and 44
David Sams (423) 235-4882 • sg, bg

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb. except as otherwise indicated. Public entry and fishing permitted while in the main river channel passing through the refuge. Horses prohibited.

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All seasons closed during refuge closure date. All small game hunting is Young Sportsman only (ages 6–16). Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 years of age or older, who may also hunt. Non-toxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service required for small game hunting if posted.

10-quail.tif 09-rabbit.tif Quail – rabbit – Nov. 1–14.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Rabbit and quail: Sept. 1–Oct. 31. All other: Mar. 1–Oct. 31, daylight hours only.

409-KYKER BOTTOMS REFUGE

Blount County • 525 acres
Bill Smith (865) 856-9711 • SG, bg

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb. except in designated observation areas.

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Deer hunting is open during archery and youth only. Turkey is Youth/Adult only open Friday–Sunday only. Youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may also hunt. Wild hogs may be taken on any deer or turkey hunt with legal devices for these hunts. All seasons closed during refuge closure date. All small game hunting is Young Sportsman only (ages 6–16). Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 years of age or older, who may also hunt. Non-toxic shot required for small game hunting as posted.

02-spring_turkey.tif Spring Turkey – Youth/Adult only – Same as statewide season except Friday-Sunday hunting only. Youth must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may also hunt.

01-deer.tif Deer – Archery only – Same as statewide seasons.

01-deer.tif Deer – Young Sportsman – Oct. 26–27.

07-squirrel.tif Squirrel – Young Sportsman only (ages 6–16) – Same as statewide season. Non-toxic shot is required for small game hunting as posted.

10-quail.tif 09-rabbit.tif Quail – rabbit – Nov. 1–14. Quail bag limit is 2/day, rabbit and quail hunting closes at 4pm.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Rabbit and quail: Sept. 1–Oct. 31.

20-racoon.tif Raccoon – Sept. 13–14, 20–21.

410-KYLES FORD

Hancock/hawkins County • 1,000 acres
David Sams (423) 235-4882 • SG, bg

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

10-quail.tif Quail – Open to training only. See Dog training.

09-rabbit.tif Rabbit - Hunting ends at 4pm.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Rabbit and quail: Sept.1–Oct. 31. Training ends at 4pm. Quail dog training during the statewide quail hunting season is also permitted and closes at 4pm.

411-LICK CREEK BOTTOMS

Greene County • 1,400 acres
David Sams (423) 235-4882 • SG, wf, bg

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Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Waterfowl closed as posted. Non-toxic shot is required for small game hunting as posted. No blinds, blind materials, boats or decoys may be left overnight.

10-quail.tif Quail – Open to training only. See Dog training.

09-rabbit.tif Rabbit - Hunting ends at 4pm.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – rabbit and quail – Sept. 1–Oct. 31. Training ends at 4pm. Quail dog training during the statewide quail hunting season is also permitted and closes at 4pm.

08-dove.tif Dove - Sept. 1 and every day thereafter during the statewide dove seasons. Sept. 2 youth/adult only from sunrise to noon then open
to all hunters.

17-waterfowl.tif Waterfowl – Same as statewide seasons except Mohawk and Skinner ponds are open only on Tuesday and Saturday til noon during the statewide seasons. Hunters may hunt to sunset on the last day of the season.

JOACHIM BIBLE REFUGE UNIT

That portion of Lick Creek WMA between Murray Bridge Road & South Mohawk Road.

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb. except in designated observation areas.

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Same as statewide, except as noted. All seasons closed during refuge closure date. All small game hunting is Young Sportsman (ages 6–16). Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 years of age or older, who may also hunt. Nontoxic shot approved by the US Fish & Wildlife Service is required for small game hunting if posted.

08-dove.tif Dove – Sept. 2 and every day thereafter during the first and second segments.

10-quail.tif 09-rabbit.tif Quail – rabbit – Nov. 1–14. Bag limit 2 quail/day. Hunting closes at 4pm.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – rabbit and quail – Sept. 1–Oct. 31. All other: Mar. 1–Oct. 31, daylight hours only.

412-NOLICHUCKY

Greene County • 1,000 acres
ten miles south of Greeneville
David Sams (423) 235-4882 • SG, wf, Bg

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Same as statewide seasons.

413-North Cumberland

ANDERSON, Campbell, morgan
AND Scott counties • 146,000 acres

ROYAL BLUE, SUNDQUIST & NEW RIVER UNITS

35 miles north of Knoxville
Stan Stooksbury (423) 566-8557 • SG, BG
OHV Information – Rusty Dunn (423) 562-2013

All users should be aware that hazards associated with mining (deep and strip) exist on this area.

Public use is permitted during all hunts. During daylight hours all users outside of an enclosed vehicle or outside of camp must wear, on the upper portion of their body and head, a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange, visible front and back, during the deer and elk gun and muzzleloader seasons. No person shall remove minerals, including coal, trees, plants (including vines), or building stones from the area without specific authorization.

Camping is permitted on the entire area. Night time use by the general public and raccoon hunters is permitted area wide.

ORV, horseback riding, bicycles, and all other vehicles are restricted to roads marked “open to vehicular traffic.” See License Fees for Special Use Permit information and fees. Speed limit is 25 mph. Organized competition events for motorized/non-motorized vehicles prohibited. Reckless operation of motorized and non-motorized vehicles prohibited. Reckless operation is defined as operating a vehicle in a reckless or negligent manner as to endanger the life, limb, or property of any person or damage TWRA property or developments. Maximum noise limit of 86 dBs for all motorized vehicles as measured at 50 feet from the exhaust.

14976.png 14981.png 22-trapping.tif Closed to spring squirrel.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to hunting March 1 – fourth Friday in August except for spring turkey season. Archery hunters will be required to meet legal blaze orange requirements while hunting in the elk zones during the elk hunt. Wild hogs may be taken during any hunt with hunting devices legal for that hunt. Coyote hunting with centerfire weapons only allowed during deer gun seasons by licensed deer hunters.

14994.png Elk – gun/archery – One hunt. Oct. 21–25, hunter quota 5. One elk, bull only.

15002.png Elk- gun/archery Youth Hunt – Oct. 2627, hunter quota 1.

22-trapping.tif Trapping - Beaver trapping is prohibited.

23-dog_training.tif Dog training – Sept. 1–Mar. 15.

shooting.tif Shooting range – See WMA General Regulations.

Ginseng season – Aug. 15–Dec. 31.

414-RANKIN

Cocke County • 1,255 acres
David Sams (423) 235-4882 • SG, BG

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Same as statewide seasons. Small game hunters (except waterfowl) must meet legal fluorescent orange requirements during big game hunts.

415-WHITES MILL

Blount County • 53 acres
Bill Smith (865) 856-9711 • NP

Closed to all activity from Nov. 15 to the last day of the youth waterfowl season except legal hunters on Saturdays.

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Bullfrog – Mar. 1–Nov. 14, gigs only.

17-waterfowl.tif 13-snipe.psd Waterfowl – Youth/Adult only - Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may also hunt. Saturdays only from staked positions only.

 

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