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BG – Big Game quota permit or nonquota WMA annual permit. SG – Small Game WMA permit or combination waterfowl and small game WMA permit.
WF – Combination waterfowl and small game WMA permit. NP – No permit required.
HI – High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit

101-BARKLEY

stewart county • 8,090 acres

hwy. 79 downstream to river mile 85

david ulderich (731) 593-0588

UNIT I • SG, WF, BG

All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before opening day of the statewide duck season.

Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species other than waterfowl prohibited in the sub-impoundments during the late duck season(s).

Same as statewide seasons except as noted. Deer and Small Game hunting is only allowed on days waterfowl hunting is closed during the late duck seasons.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

During the late duck season, all activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments when waterfowl hunting is closed.

Hunting of waterfowl during the late duck and goose seasons permitted only on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and the first and last day of each segment of the late duck and goose seasons.

Quail – Nov. 2–Jan. 15.

Dog training – Sept. 1–Mar. 15 except closed during the late duck season.

UNIT II • SG, WF, BG

all of Barkley WMA except that defined as Unit I

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail – Nov. 2–Jan. 15.

102-BEAN SWITCH REFUGE

Weakley County • 572 acres

off Hwy. 54 near Greenfield on Middle

Fork of the Obion River

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – the last day of Feb.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to dove, waterfowl and fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

103-Beason Creek

Hardin County – 460 acres

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

104-Beech River

Henderson/Decatur Counties – 450 acres

South of Darden Off of HWY 412

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

105-BIG SANDY (gin Creek)

Benton/Henry counties • 2,370 acres

David Ulderich (731) 593-0588 • SG, WF, BG

All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before opening day of the statewide duck season.

Any temporary blinds, hides, and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blinds and be removed at the end of shooting hours each day.

During the late duck season, all activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments when waterfowl hunting is closed.

Fishing, trapping and hunting of all species other than waterfowl prohibited in the sub-impoundments during the late duck season(s).

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide season, except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck and goose seasons permitted only on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and the first and last day of each segment of the late duck and goose seasons.

Dog training – Sep. 1 – Mar. 15, except closed during late duck season.

106-BLACK BAYOU REFUGE

Lake County • 1,350 acres

five miles north of Tiptonville on Hwy. 78

Jeff Martin (731) 253-7343

Reelfoot Preservation Permit required

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – the last day of Feb. Designated observation areas will be open year-round.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service only. Closed to spring and fall turkey hunting.

Deer – Archery equipment only during the muzzleloader season. Closed to Young Sportsman deer hunts.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Dog training – Sep. 1 – Nov. 14.

107-BOGOTA

Dyer County • 2,293 acres

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Areas within 150 yards of draw waterfowl pools are closed during small game, trapping and statewide deer gun season(s).

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Special Dove (Youth) – Sept 2, noon until sunset. Each youth must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Designated fields only.

Dove – Sept. 3 through the remainder of the 1st and 2nd segments of the statewide season. Designated fields only.

Waterfowl (Designated Pools Only) – Same as statewide season, except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck season permitted only on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the first and last day of each segment of the late duck season and the youth waterfowl season. Goose seasons to coincide with statewide season after the youth waterfowl season, no pool restrictions or drawings.

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 at sunset.

Designated pools (except Pool 1) will be allocated by computer draw. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary blind sites. No waterfowl hunters permitted in Pool 1 or access area from two hours after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during the late duck season(s).

No permanent blinds. All decoys, temporary blinds, blind materials and boats must be removed daily.

Hunters are restricted to pools or numbered stakes as specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA annually.

Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over the specified hunt but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Dog training – Sep. 1 – Oct. 31.

108-CAMDEN

Benton County • 3,682 acres

Hwy. 70, west of New Johnsonville

David Ulderich (731) 584-7317

UNIT I • SG, WF, BG

All water traffic are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before the opening day(s) of the statewide duck season.

Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species other than waterfowl prohibited during the late duck season(s).

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Waterfowl – Waterfowl hunting shall close at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of each segment of the late duck season and remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset.

Dog training – Sep. 1 – Mar. 15 except closed during the late duck season.

UNIT II • SG, WF, BG

All water traffic is prohibited in the subimpoundments five (5) days before opening day of the state wide duck season.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Any temporary blinds, hides and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blind and removed at the end of the hunt day.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Deer – Deer hunting will be with archery equipment only during waterfowl seasons. Archers must comply with the legal blaze orange requirements during the deer gun season.

Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound Only Blind Sites) – Applications must be received by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchairbound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for that day. Hunting restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

Dog training – Sept. 1–Mar. 15 except closed during the late duck season.

109-Chambers Creek

Hardin County – 400 acres

South of HWY 57 off of Robinson Rd.

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

Firing Range is on Campbell-Old Mill Road is open for sighting-in during the month of October, daylight hours only.

110-CHICKASAW STATE FOREST

Hardeman/Chester counties • 11,215 acres

Chickasaw State Park Office (731) 989-5141 NP

Same as statewide seasons, except for deer. See Unit CWD.

111-C. M. GOOCH

Obion County • 7,000 acres

east of Hwy. 51 and south of Obion

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except Units A and E are closed during the waterfowl seasons and are closed to all activities five days before the first opening of the late duck season. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Turkey – One non-quota hunts: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward the statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide season, except Gooch waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. on Units A and E. Waterfowl hunting on the last day of each segment of the duck and remaining goose seasons closes at sunset.

Fishing and trapping is prohibited in Units A and E during the waterfowl season. On Gooch Unit E, no waterfowl hunters permitted on the unit or access area from two hours after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day. Fishing resumes the day after the last youth waterfowl hunt.

No permanent blinds. All temporary blinds, blind materials, and boats must be removed from Unit E daily.

Gooch Unit E will be allocated by computer draw. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary blind sites. Hunters are restricted to numbered stakes as specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA annually. Decoys may be left out over the specified hunt but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day. Draw hunts will be Opening weekend(s), Monday- Thursday, and Friday-Sunday.

112-Colonel Forrest V. Durand

Madison County – 374 acres

Behind the Jackson Fairgrounds

Office (731) 423-5725 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

113-CYPRESS POND REFUGE

Decatur County • 585 acres

East Decatur, south of Whites Creek on

the Tennessee River

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 until after the last youth waterfowl hunt (Feb 10).

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small game seasons open after the last youth waterfowl hunt (Feb 10). Closed to waterfowl hunting. Closed to dog training.

Dove – Sep. 1, noon – continuing with statewide season.

114-Dry Creek

Hardin County • 4,000 Acres

East of Pickwick Lake near Bruton Branch

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, BG

ATV/OHV use is prohibited. Loading or unloading of ATV/OHV on WMA is prohibited.

Same as statewide seasons.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

115-EAGLE LAKE REFUGE

Shelby County • 3,253 acres

adjacent to Shelby Forest WMA

Chris Park (901) 876-5169 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb., except Bomprezzi Unit. Observation tower open only during Meeman Shelby Forest hunt dates that coincide with the hunting season. Dog training prohibited. Access to the south end of Shelby Forest WMA through Eagle Lake Refuge will be allowed during hunting seasons. Bomprezzi Unit has a separate access.

Eagle Lake Refuge Unit

Same as statewide seasons and bag limits, except as noted. Hunting allowed Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday only. Closed to waterfowl hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Hunt days are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – same as statewide season and bag limit.

BOMPREZZI UNIT

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Shotguns only for small game. Muzzleloaders and shotguns with rifled slugs are legal for deer. Centerfire rifles are prohibited. No antlerless deer may be taken during the statewide deer gun season. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – same as statewide season and bag limit.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

116-ERNEST RICE, SR.

Dyer County • 2,900 acres

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, WF, BG

Dog training is closed.

Same as statewide season, except small game hunting is closed during the big game gun hunt and except as noted.

Waterfowl, Raccoon, Opossum – Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Waterfowl, raccoon and opossum seasons are not closed during the big game hunts.

Waterfowl – Waterfowl hunting from temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys may be left overnight.

Deer – Open with statewide season dates but restricted to Archery Equipment Only – no hunting with muzzleloaders or guns for deer except in 7 day gun season listed below. Antlered deer must have nine antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Archers must comply with legal blaze orange requirements during regular statewide Muzzleloader and Gun Season dates.

Deer (Gun) – One hunt: Dec. 21 – 27. One deer, antlered only. Antlered deer must have nine antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches.

Deer (Gun – Young Sportsman) – Open with statewide seasons. No antler restriction.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

117-Fort Ridge

North Haywood County – 1,570 acres

Along the South Fork of the Forked Deer River, Off of HWY 54

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5729 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

118-Gray’s Creek

Hardeman County – 288 acres

North of Bolivar Off of HWY 18

Brandon Gilbert (901) 878-0855 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

119-HARMON CREEK

Benton County • 983 acres

David Ulderich (731) 584-7317 • SG, WF, BG

Any temporary blinds, hides, and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blinds and be removed at the end of shooting hours each day.

Same as statewide seasons.

Quail – Nov. 2–Jan. 15.

120-Hart’s Mill

Northwest Carroll County and Southeast Weakley County – 1,758 acres Along the South Fork of Obion River Off of HWY 190

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Quail – Nov. 2–Jan. 15.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

121-HOP-IN REFUGE

Obion County • 650 acres

on the South Fork of the Obion River, Hwy. 89 near Kenton

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 1 – the last day of Feb.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to dove, quail, waterfowl and fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

122-HORNS BLUFF REFUGE

Crockett/Gibson counties • 1,790 acres

six miles northeast of Alamo off Hwy. 54

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, BG, WF

Refuge closed Nov. 15 – Feb.15. Observation areas closed sunset to sunrise.

Same as statewide seasons except for closure dates. Deer hunting with archery equipment only, except youths may use archery equipment or legal deer hunting firearms during the October Young Sportsman deer hunt. Closed to quail hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward the statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

Waterfowl – North unit (portion of refuge north of Middle Fork Forked Deer River Channel) open to waterfowl hunting on Saturday and Sunday during late duck season(s). Goose seasons to coincide with statewide seasons after the Youth Waterfowl Season on the portion of Horn’s Bluff WMA that is North of the main river channel. Walk-in only. No blinds, decoys, materials may be left overnight. All hunting shall cease at 3 p.m. except the last day of the season when hunting closes at sunset. No access before 4 a.m. or after 5 p.m. No access during refuge closure dates except for waterfowl hunters on open hunt days.

123-JARRELL SWITCH REFUGE

Carroll County • 250 acres

near McKenzie on the South Fork of the Obion River

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, WF, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – last day of Feb.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to waterfowl hunting.

124-JOHN TULLY

Lauderdale County • 15,500 acres

Hwy. 19 west of Ripley and Hwy.

87 west of Henning

Chris Park (731) 738-0233 • SG, BG, WF

Camping is permitted in designated camp sites only. Some roads may be posted as closed to motorized vehicles during the deer hunts.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Deer – Antlered deer must have nine antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. No antlerless deer to be taken during the gun season. Deer count toward Unit L bag limit. All deer taken must be checked in at Cold Creek Grocery, Woodard’s Grocery or Hargett’s Meat Processing. Tree Stands must be marked with hunter’s TWRA ID Number.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Dove – Open Sep. 2 at noon through the remainder of the statewide seasons. One youth-only field and one adult field.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide seasons, except 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.

Waterfowl (Fig Field Unit/Fullen North and South Tracts) – Fig Field Unit is that land North of Grammer Road. Waterfowl Hunting will be allocated by hand-held weekly draw hunts for three-day hunts Friday-Sunday and opening weekend(s). The hand-held drawing will be held on the Monday prior to the hunt at 6 p.m. at the John Tully Field Office. Hunting will only be allowed from designated locations.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

125-LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES

STEWART COUNTY • 170,000 ACRES (60,000 in TN)

BETWEEN PARIS LANDING AND DOVER FOR INFORMATION CONTACT USDA FOREST SERVICE, LBL, 100 VAN MORGAN DRIVE, GOLDEN POND, KY 42211, (270) 924-2000 or visit www.landbetweenthelakes.us.

LBL Hunter Use Permit required.

All harvested deer and turkeys must be checked at an LBL check station before leaving LBL. All areas lying in Tennessee except: 1. Nature Watch Area, wildlife refuges, safety zones around facilities, and areas posted as closed. 2. The back half of Rushing Bay is closed to all activity Nov. 1 – Mar. 15.

Small Game (Archery Only) – Squirrel, groundhog, and fox may be taken during deer archery season only by legally licensed and equipped deer archery hunters. Statewide limits apply. Arrows must be equipped with broad-heads according to deer regulations or small game points.

Fall Squirrel – Aug. 17 – Sep 27, Oct. 1-14, and Dec. 2 – Feb. 28, 2020

Spring Squirrel – May 9 – June 14

Dove, Snipe, Woodcock – same as statewide season.

Fox, Quail, Rabbit – Dec. 2 – Feb. 28, except quail season closes on Jan. 15.

Bobcat/Otter – Dec. 2 – Feb. 28.

Coyote, Armadillo, Ground Hog – May by taken during daylight hours only by legally licensed hunters during any open season with weapons specified for that season.

Also may be taken with centerfire rifles, handguns, and shotguns with shot size T or smaller during the month of Feb.

Opossum, Raccoon – Sunset Dec. 2 – sunrise Feb. 28. Two raccoons per person per night.

Crow – Open during any LBL small game season that coincides with the statewide crow season.

Fox Chasing – From sunset to sunrise, Aug. 18 – Sept. 15. LBL Hunter Use Permit required.

Bullfrog – May 15 – Aug. 31. Gigs only. Bag limit 15.

Deer – During the September through January deer seasons, there is an LBL-wide one antlered deer limit per hunter, whether by gun, bow, quota, or non-quota, TN or KY hunt.

Deer/Turkey (Archery) – Sep. 22 through the end of the statewide season, except for quota hunt days and one day immediately before each quota hunt. Archery equipment to conform to state regulations. One turkey, either sex. Two whitetailed deer, no more than one antlered. Counts toward statewide bag limit.

Deer (Gun)(Young-Sportsman) – One hunt. Oct. 20- 21 Hunter quota 750. Two deer, either sex, only one deer may be antlered (bonus deer). Youths must be accompanied by an adult, and all youths must have received hunter safety certification (see LBL website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us).

Deer (Gun) – One hunt. Nov. 15 – 16. Hunter quota 750. Two deer, Including only one antlered deer unless an antlered deer has already been harvested on Land Between the Lakes. Counts toward statewide bag.

Deer (Gun) – One hunt. Nov. 30 – Dec. 1. Hunter quota 750. Two deer, Including only one antlered deer unless an antlered deer has already been harvested on Land Between the Lakes. Counts toward statewide bag.

Turkey (Young-Sportsman) – One hunt. April 11 – 12. Hunter quota 200. One turkey (bonus bird).

Turkey – One hunt. April 14 – 15. Hunter quota 250. One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag.

Turkey – One hunt. April 18 – 19. Hunter Quota 200. One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag.

Turkey – Two hunts. April 20 – 26, April 27 – May 3. No quota. One turkey. Counts toward statewide bag.

Geese – Same as the statewide goose season, except closed on LBL deer quota hunt dates.

Early duck season – same as statewide season.

Waterfowl hunting will be permitted during the statewide season throughout the Tennessee portion of LBL, except on designated, signed, refuge areas, nature watch areas, and public use areas, and on deer quota hunt dates. Permanent blinds are not allowed on LBL.

Trapping – Jan. 13 – Feb. 2. LBL hunt areas as designated in LBL. Designated problem areas as assigned. All species equipment and methods to conform with statewide regulations.

Beaver trapping season: Feb. 1 – Feb. 28. All areas open, except Nature Watch Areas, wildlife refuges, safety zones around facilities, and other areas posted as closed to hunting.

Dog training – Quail, rabbit and raccoon chasing only. Oct. 1-31. Except closed from sunset Friday until sunrise Monday of the youth deer hunt weekend. LBL Hunter Use Permit required. Training permitted only in designated areas.

Field Trials:

Raccoon Field Trials, Bird Dogs, Beagles and Retriever Field Trials – July 1 – Mar. 31. Forest Service SPECIAL USE PERMIT required.

126-LICK CREEK

Benton County • 198 acres

David Ulderich (731) 593-0588 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons.

Waterfowl – hunting allowed from temporary blinds only which must be removed at the end of the day. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys may be left overnight.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

127-MANESS SWAMP REFUGE

Weakley and Gibson counties • 1,200 acres

at the Junct. of South & Middle Forks of the Obion River

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, BG

Closed Nov. 1 to the last day in February to all forms of use and trespass unless otherwise indicated. Designated observation areas will be open year-round.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota turkey hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

128-MEEMAN-SHELBY FOREST STATE PARK AND NATURAL AREA

Shelby County • 13,000 acres

near Millington, north of Memphis

Chris Park (901) 876-5169 • SG, WF, BG

All hunters are required to register and obtain a free permit at the park headquarters (901) 876-5215. Rimfire rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader and archery equipment only. Centerfire rifles and handguns are prohibited. Wild hogs may be taken during deer season by licensed deer hunters.

Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday within statewide seasons, except as noted. No antlerless deer may be taken during the statewide deer gun season. Closed to spring squirrel hunting. Small game hunters must meet blaze orange requirements. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Special Squirrel Hunt (Youth) – Aug 17.

Waterfowl – Waterfowl Hunting (Draw Zone) – Late season Waterfowl hunting will be allocated by computer draw and is restricted to temporary blind sites. Hunters are restricted to numbered stakes as specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA annually. Decoys may be left out over the specified hunt but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day. Draw hunts will be Opening day(s) and Thursday-Saturday. Hunting will be limited to designated areas. Waterfowl Hunting (Non-Draw Zone) – Same as statewide seasons on opening days and Thursday – Saturday.

Waterfowl (Youth) – Saturday(s) of the Statewide Youth Waterfowl season.

Turkey (Young-Sportsman) – One hunt: Mar. 28. One bearded turkey.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Hunt days are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Trapping – Beaver trapping by special permit only. Trapping of all other species prohibited.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Dog training – Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, Sep. 1 – Mar. 15.

Field Trials – Sep. 1 – Apr. 30.

129-MOSS ISLAND

Dyer County • 5,119 acres

six miles south of Hwy. 20 on Mississippi River Levee, 23 miles west of Dyersburg

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, WF, BG

Closed to dog training.

Same as statewide season, except small game hunting is closed during the big game gun hunt and except as noted

Waterfowl, Raccoon, Opossum – Waterfowl, raccoon and opossum seasons are not closed during the big game hunts.

Deer – Open with statewide season dates but restricted to Archery Equipment Only – no hunting with muzzleloaders or guns for deer except in 7 day gun season listed below. Antlered deer must have nine (9) antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Archers must comply with legal blaze orange requirements during regular statewide Muzzleloader and Gun Season dates.

Deer (Gun) – One hunt: Dec. 21 – 27. One deer, antlered only. Antlered deer must have nine (9) antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches.

Deer (Gun – Young Sportsman) – Open with statewide seasons. No antler requirement on this hunt.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Waterfowl – Waterfowl hunting from temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys may be left overnight.

130-NATCHEZ TRACE STATE FOREST

Benton/Carroll/Henderson counties

48,000 acres • off I-40, Exit 116

David Ulderich (731) 584-7317 • SG, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Shooting Range – See Unit CWD.

131-NEW HOPE

Benton County • 88 acres

David Ulderich (731) 593-0588 • SG, WF, BG

Waterfowl hunting from temporary blinds only. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys may be left overnight.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

132-OBION RIVER

Obion/Weakley/Gibson counties • 8,500 acres along the Obion River between Hwy. 45W and Hwy. 45E

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, WF, BG

All Units

(Special regulations apply to Maness Swamp Hunting Unit) No permanent blinds. No blinds, blind materials, boats, or decoys may be left overnight. Adjacent Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area is open to hunting same as Obion River WMA. Hunting or access to hunt from the boardwalk structure is prohibited.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewideseason.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

MANESS SWAMP HUNTING UNIT

North of state hwy. 445, Bordered by the south fork and middle fork of the obion rivers as marked.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Waterfowl – Waterfowl Hunting will be allocated by hand held weekly drawings for 3 day hunts (Friday – Sunday) and Opening weekend(s). The drawings will be held on the Monday prior to the hunt at 6:00 p.m. at the Kenton Gym, 206 West College St., Kenton, TN 38233. Hunting will only be allowed from designated locations. Waterfowl hunting closes at 3:00 p.m. except that last day of the late waterfowl season(s) and youth season(s) when hunting ends at sunset.

Closed to all activities five days before each opening of the late duck season. All hunting other than waterfowl is prohibited during the late duck seasons. No waterfowl hunters permitted on Unit or Access area from two hours after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during the late duck season(s).

133-Parker Branch

Gibson County • 263 acres

OFF HWY. 186 BETWEEN GIBSON AND TRENTON

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, BG, WF

Farm pond closed to fishing sunset to sunrise.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to quail hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

Dog training – Nov. 1 – March 15.

134-PERRY SWITCH

MADISON COUNTY – 210 ACRES

SOUTHEAST OF JACKSON OFF OF DEEP GAP RD.

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 13 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

135-PRESIDENTS ISLAND

Shelby County • 6,300 acres

Chris Park (901) 876-5169 • BG

Hunters must check in at the hunter check station before hunting and check out at the completion of each day’s hunt. Permit will be held while hunters hunt. Access allowed only to TWRA authorized personnel and permit holders, or as otherwise specified by rule or proclamation. Access permitted from Farm Road only. No access permitted from Mississippi River, McKellar Lake, or from the Causeway.

Youth permit holders must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.

Deer (Archery – Excluding Ensley Unit) – One hunt: Oct. 18 – 20. Hunter quota 30. Bag limit one antlered deer (Bonus deer), which must have nine (9) antler points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Scouting date Oct. 17 for the Oct. 18 – 20 permit holders only.

Deer (Archery – Excluding Ensley Unit) – One hunt: Dec. 6 – 8. Hunter quota 30. Bag limit one antlered deer (Bonus), which must have nine (9) antlered points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Scouting date: Dec. 5 for the Dec. 6 – 8 permit holders only.

ENSLEY UNIT

Access permitted from Shelby Drive only.

Deer (Archery – Ensley Unit) – One hunt: Dec. 6 – 8. Hunter quota 30. Bag limit one anltered deer (Bonus), which must have nine (9) antlered points or a minimum outside beam spread of twenty (20) inches. Scouting date: Dec. 5 for the Dec. 6 – 8 permit holders only.

136-REELFOOT

Lake/Obion counties • 24,000 acres

north of Hwy. 22 and east of Hwy. 78

Jeff Martin (731) 253-7343 • Reelfoot Preservation Permit

No WMA permits are required. However, in addition to regular hunting and fishing licenses, a Reelfoot Preservation Permit is required to hunt, trap, fish or boat on Reelfoot WMA, (including the washout and tailwaters downstream as marked, and that portion of Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge in Tennessee). The exceptions are Sportsman License holders, youth under 16 and residents over 65.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Small game hunters (except waterfowl) must wear blaze orange during big game hunts. Closed to Spring and Fall Turkey hunting.

Opossum – raccoon – Sunset, Aug. 25 – the last day of Feb. No limit.

Deer – Same as statewide season except archery only from Nov. 9 until the end of the statewide deer seasons and antlered deer only during muzzleloader season. Deer count toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey – Young Sportsman – Open with statewide season

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Waterfowl – Same as waterfowl zone seasons. Waterfowl hunting closed at 3 p.m. (CST), except for last day of each segment of the late duck and the remaining Reelfoot goose seasons when hunting ceases at sunset.

Waterfowl – Wheelchair-bound only blind sites – Application must be received by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchairbound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for that day. Hunting restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

Youth Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound only blind sites) – Application must be received by the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. Youths, age 6-15, must be accompanied by an adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device except as otherwise noted. If blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchair-bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for the day. Hunting restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

SHELBY FOREST

see Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park and Natural Area

137-SOUTH FORK WATERFOWL REFUGE

Madison County • 778 acres • ON Hwy. 412

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, BG, WF

Same as statewide seasons, except closed to all activities five days before the first opening of the late duck season to Feb. 15. All hunting other than waterfowl is prohibited during the late duck season. No access during refuge closure dates except for waterfowl hunters on open hunt days. Fall turkey season closed. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt; April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide season, except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck season permitted on Saturday and Sunday and the first and last day of each segment of the late duck season. All hunting ceases at 3 p.m. (CST) each day, except the last day of the season when hunting closes at sunset. Walk-in only. No blinds, decoys, materials may be left overnight. No access before 4 a.m. or after 5 p.m.

138-Spring Creek

Madison County – 439 Acres

West of Spring Creek Off of HWY 152

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

139-THorny Cypress

Dyer county • 3,100 acres

Tract I — Between Hwy. 104 and I-155

Tract II — Between Boothspoint Rd. and White Lake Refuge

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Areas within 150 yards of draw waterfowl pools are closed during small game, trapping and statewide deer gun season(s).

Turkey – One non-quota hunt; April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey counts towards statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide seasons.

Dog training – Sept. 1 – Oct. 31

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide season, except hunting of waterfowl during the late duck season permitted only on Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and the first and last day of each segment of the late duck season and the youth waterfowl season. Goose season to coincide with statewide season after the youth waterfowl season, no pool restrictions or day, except the last day of each season and the remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset.

Designated pools (except Pool 10, Pool 11 and Pool 12) will be allocated by computer draw. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary blind sites. Hunters are restricted to pools or number stakes as specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA annually. All hunters in a party are required to hunt in the same temporary blind site for which they are drawn. Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over the specified hunt but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day.

No waterfowl hunters permitted in Pool 10, Pool 11 or Pool 12 or access area from two hours after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during the late duck season(s). No permanent blinds. All decoys, temporary blinds, blind materials and boats must be removed daily.

All waterfowl 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 at sunset.

140-THREE RIVERS

Obion County • 1,577 acres

James Whitaker (731) 749-5587 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Waterfowl – No waterfowl hunters permitted on unit or access area from two hours after legal shooting hours have ended until 4 a.m. the following day during late duck season(s).

141-TIGRETT

Dyer County • 7,419 acres

Andrew Rutherford (731) 423-5725 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. All small game hunting (excluding waterfowl hunting) closed on this area during the Young Sportsman hunts.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

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. No access to WMA by waterfowl hunters before 4 a.m.

142-Tull Bottom

Chester County – 1,184 acres

East of Henderson Along the South Fork of the Forked Deer River Off of HWY 200

Chad Harden (731) 687-3444 • SG, WF, BG

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting. Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates. See Unit CWD.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. One bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season

143-TUMBLEWEED

Lake County • 5,770 acres

SOUTHWEST CORNER, on Hwy. 79

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, BG, WF

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Dove – Same as statewide season. Hunting permitted from designated fields only.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

144-WEST SANDY (Springville Bottoms)

Henry County • 4,319 acres

David Ulderich (731) 593-0588 • SG, WF, BG

Fishing, trapping and hunting all species other than waterfowl prohibited in the sub-impoundments during the late duck season. All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before each opening day of the statewide duck season.

Same as statewide seasons,

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. Any temporary blinds, hides and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blind and removed at the end of the hunt day.

Waterfowl (Wheelchair-bound Only Blind Sites) – Applications must be received by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchairbound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for that day. Hunting restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

Quail – Nov. 2 – Jan. 15.

Dog training – Sep. 1 – Mar. 15. Closed during the late duck season.

145-WHITE LAKE REFUGE

Dyer County • 1,194 acres

Josh Emerson (731) 285-6124 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 – the last day of February. Closed to dog training.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to dove, fall turkey, and waterfowl hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 3. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

146-WHITE OAK

Hardin County • 7,000 acres

southeast of Milledgeville, off of Hwy. 69

CHAD HARDEN (731) 687-3444 • SG, WF, BG

All small game hunting is closed during Young Sportsman deer hunts. All water trafffic prohibited five days before the opening day(s) of the statewide duck season.

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Dove – Sep. 1, noon-sunset. Continuing with statewide season.

Quail – Dec. 1-31

Deer – Same as statewide seasons, except archery-only deer hunting after Dec. 2. Archers must meet legal blaze orange requirements during this period. Closed to January Young Sportsman deer hunt.

Waterfowl – Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. 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. All types of water traffic prohibited after 5 p.m.

No waterfowl hunters permitted on the area or access areas before 4 a.m. opening day(s), and from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following days during the late duck season.

Waterfowl (Lebanon Pond) – Lebanon Pond waterfowl hunting area will be allocated by computer draw as specified in the waterfowl quota hunt computer drawing and allocation procedures. Draw hunts will be Opening weekend(s), Monday-Thursday, and Friday-Sunday within the late waterfowl seasons. Waterfowl hunting is restricted to temporary staked blind sites designated by GPS coordinates. Successful applicants and up to 4 guests will be required to hunt within 25 yards of staked blind sites and are required to hunt at the same temporary blind site for which they are drawn. Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out over the specified hunt period but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day of that period.

147-WOLF RIVER AND GHOST RIVER STATE NATURAL AREA

Fayette County • 11,200 acres

on Hwy. 57 east of Memphis, south of LaGrange

Brandon Gilbert (901) 878-0855 • SG, BG, WF

Ghost River Natural Area is open same as Wolf River WMA. Hunting or access to hunt from the boardwalk structure is prohibited.

UNIT I (THAT PORTION SOUTH OF HWY. 57)

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed 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. 2 – Jan. 31, 2019

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 5. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide 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 seasons and remaining goose seasons when hunting closes at sunset. Temporary blinds only.

Shooting range – Rifle Sight-In Range open in Oct.

Deer – Follows Unit CWD seasons. See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.

UNIT II (THAT PORTION NORTH OF HWY. 57)

Same as statewide season, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 11 – May 5. Bag limit one bearded turkey, counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season and bag limit.

Deer – Follows Unit CWD seasons. See Unit CWD.