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Tennessee

Hunting

Tier Designations on WMAs

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Quota Permit Area

Blind Type

Permanent Blind built and maintained by permit holders

Permanent Blind built and maintained by TWRA

Possible permanent blind or temporary blind. No construction allowed

Temporary blinds only

Temporary blinds only

Permit duration

Entire regular waterfowl season

60 days

2 or 3 or 4 day hunt Monday- Thursday, Friday- Sunday. Closure days on Specific WMAs may apply

7 day hunt

Daily

2 or 3 or 4 day hunt Monday- Thursday, Friday- Sunday. Closure days on Specific WMAs may apply

Hunt Location Permit Required

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Application Deadlines

Opens - June 30, 2021

Closes - July 21, 2021

Awarded - August 2, 2021

NOI Due - August 9, 2021

Early Segment

First come-First Served

Early Segment

Opens - October 6, 2021

Opens - October 6, 2021

Closes - October 26, 2021

Closes - October 26, 2021

Awarded - November 1, 2021

Awarded - November 1, 2021

NOI Due - November 8, 2021

NOI Due - November 8, 2021

Left-Over Drawing - November 15, 2021

Left-Over Drawing - November 15, 2021

Mid Segment

Mid Segment

Opens - November 3, 2021

Opens - November 3, 2021

Closes - November 23, 2021

Closes - November 23, 2021

Awarded - November 29, 2021

Awarded - November 29, 2021

NOI Due - December 6, 2021

NOI Due - December 6, 2021

Left-Over Drawing - December 13, 2021

Left-Over Drawing - December 13, 2021

Late Segment

Late Segment

Opens - November 24, 2021

Opens - November 24, 2021

Closes - December 14, 2021

Closes - December 14, 2021

Awarded - December 20, 2021

Awarded - December 20, 2021

NOI Due - December 27, 2021

NOI Due - December 27, 2021

Left-Over Drawing - January 3, 2022

Left-Over Drawing - January 3, 2022

Equipment Removal (Decoys, trash, blind material)

15 days post season

End of Hunt period

Daily

End of Hunt period

Youth/Military Hunt

Available to permit holders/ hopping

Apply during Late segment

N/A

Apply during Late segment. Chickamauga Units open on a first come first serve basis.

Hopping

Yes

No

Yes

N/A

No

Hunting Distance from Stake

Blinds Constructed within 5 ft of location

Must be in blind

25 ft.

25 ft.

Must be in designated unit

Left-Over Drawing

No, convert to Tier 4

Yes

Yes

N/A

Yes

Post Season Survey

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Priority Points

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Blind Construction Deadline

Fourth Monday in October

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Number of Hunters

Max 8 adults- No limit for youth hunters

Max 8 hunters, must include permit holder