2017-2018 Full Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide

Cooperative Farming Leases

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency sometimes establishes crop lease contracts designed to improve wildlife habitat or hunter access on designated areas. The information below includes advertisements for tracts of land currently up for bid for lease, as well as relevant contact information to provide further details.

John Tully WMA -- Lauderdale County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has approximately 300 acres of agricultural ground for lease on the Yankee Bar Tract of John Tully WMA off Crutcher Lake Rd. in Lauderdale County (Farm Service #5054). Bid openings will be held at the T.W.R.A. John Tully Field Office at 8377 Lightfoot-Luckett Road, Henning, TN 38041 on March 23, 2017, at 10:00 am.

For bid application and more information contact Chris Park at 731-738-0233, 901-415-5957 or Chris.Park@tn.gov.

Buffalo Ridge Wildlife Refuge -- Humphreys County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive bids for lease of two tracts of cropland in Humphreys Co., Tennessee. Tract 1 (#869) is 75.93 acres in size, FSA Farm# 989 and Tract 2 (#623) is 177.76 acres in size, FSA Farm# 978 totaling 253.69 acres, located on Buffalo Ridge Wildlife Refuge. Bid opening will be held March 4, 2017 at 9am at Buffalo Ridge Wildlife Refuge. Accepting bids no later than February 24, 2017.

For additional Information and Bid Forms, contact Donald Hosse at 615-308-8115.

Lauderdale Refuge -- Lauderdale County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive bids for the lease of 300 acres of cropland at Lauderdale Refuge in Lauderdale County. Farm Service number 3622. The bid is for a 5 year contract, cash rent and will have a minimum bid of $130.00 per acre. Bid opening will be on Thursday, March 9th at 12pm at Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Dyersburg work base located at 355 Menzies Rd, Dyersburg, TN 38024. 

For additional information and bid forms please contact Patrick Lemons 731-697-5200.

Horns Bluff Refuge -- Crockett County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive bids for the lease of 130 acres of cropland at Horns Bluff Refuge in Gibson and Crockett counties.  Farm Service number 4426 (Crockett County).   The bid is for a 5 year contract, cash rent and will have a minimum bid of $100.00 per acre. Bid opening will be on Thursday, March 9th at 11am at Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency Dyersburg work base located at 355 Menzies Rd, Dyersburg, TN 38024. 

For additional information and bid forms please contact Patrick Lemons 731-697-5200.

Cypress Pond Refuge -- Decatur County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has approximately 300 acres of agricultural ground for lease on the Cypress Pond Refuge off Cypress Pond Cove Rd. in Decatur County (Farm Service #820). Bid opening will be on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4 pm. at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region 1 Office, located at 200 Lowell Thomas Drive, Jackson TN 38301.

For additional information and bid forms, contact Refuge Manager Chad Harden at 731-687-3444 or 731-467-0362

Yanahli WMA -- Maury County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will offer for cash rent both row crop and hay ground for five years.  Row crop acreage totaling 1,463.1 acres will have a starting minimum bid of $50.00 per acre.  Hay ground acreage totaling 104.8 acres will have a starting minimum bid of $10.00 per acre.  These leases are revenue leases, meaning for cash rent. Sealed bid deadline will be February 28, 2017 at 4pm CDT.  Bid opening to public will be March 3, 2017 at 10 am CDT, at 1026 Old Lewisburg Hwy, Columbia, TN 38401.

For Bid packages and information, please contact Tommy Edwards at 615-440-2028 or by email at Tommy.Edwards@tn.gov.


Tumbleweed WMA--Lake County

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive bids for lease of cropland in Lake County, Tennessee.  The cropland for lease is located on Tumbleweed WMA, 350 Acres, 5 year contract, cash rent and will have a starting minimum bid of $130.00 per acre.  Bid opening will be on March 9th, at 9:00 a.m. at the Tennessee Wildlife Res. Agency Dyersburg Work base 355 Menzies Road, Dyersburg, TN.  

For additional information and bid forms, contact Jason Maxedon at 731-285-6124.

Obion River WMA

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has approximately 240 acres of agricultural ground for lease on the Obion River WMA off Beech Ridge Rd. in Weakley County (Farm Service #5291). Also for lease to farm are approximately 400 acres on the Maness Swamp Refuge off State Hwy. 445 in Weakley and Gibson County (Farm Service #7799). In Obion County an estimated 330 acres are for lease on Hop-In Refuge (Farm Service #4509) off State Hwy 89. Bid openings will be held at T.W.R.A. Kenton Work Base, 611 West College St. on March 8, 2017, at 1:00pm.

For bid application and more information contact Larry W. Armstrong at 731-749-5587, 731-293-9015 or larry.armstrong@tn.gov.