Reelfoot and Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuges

Hunting Season Dates & Regulations
Deer (Archery) Reelfoot: Sept. 24- Oct. 28, Oct. 31- Nov. 10, Nov. 14-15, 2016. Lake Isom: Sept. 24- Oct 28, Oct. 31- Nov. 14. 2016. No hunter quota. Bag limit same as state and all harvested deer count in the statewide bag limit.  ​

Note: the use of shot shells larger than No. 4 and center-fire ammunition to hunt or take any wildlife species on the refuge during the deer (archery) season is prohibited.
Deer (Archery/Muzzleloader/Gun) - Quota (Reelfoot Refuge Only) One hunt. Nov 11-13, 2016. Hunter quota–150
(100 permits for Long Point Unit and 50 permits for Grassy Island Unit). Two deer, either sex. You must harvest an antlerless deer before you harvest an antlered deer. All deer harvested are bonus deer.
Squirrel Reelfoot: Aug. 27- Oct. 28, 2016. Lake Isom: Aug 22- Nov. 14, 2016. Spring squirrel season closed.  ​Bag and possession limits in accordance with statewide season. Non-toxic shot only.
Raccoon Sept 16 - Oct. 27, Oct. 31- Nov. 10, 2016. Bag and possession limits same as statewide seasons. Hunting hours – 7:00 pm until midnight only. Non-toxic shot only.
Spring Turkey 2017 Quota
(Reelfoot Refuge Only)
Two hunts. Apr 7-9; and Apr. 14-16, 2017. Hunter quota: 30 permits per hunt, Grassy Island-15, Long Point-15. Non-toxic shot only. Bag Limit: One (1) bearded turkey per season (considered a bonus bird).
Coyotes & Beavers May be taken incidentally during scheduled hunts on the refuge. Legal methods of take include legal hunting equipment utilized during specified hunting seasons. No bag limit.