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Chickamauga Waterfowl Blind Drawings

Drawing Location Information

Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Check Station
525 Priddy Lane
Birchwood, TN 37308

Blind sites and hunting dates will be allocated through a computer drawing held in October for four Chickamauga WMA units (Candies Creek, Johnson Bottoms, Rogers Creek, & Yellow Creek). The quota application period will run from Sep. 10 - Oct. 1, 2014.

Blind Locations

Yellow Creek Waterfowl Unit | Candies Creek Unit | Johnson Bottoms Unit | Rogers Creek Unit

Special Rules & Regulations

  • Hunters selected for a blind site may bring up to four additional hunters. No more than five hunters per blind. No blind site may be hunted unless a hunter selected for that assigned blind site and date is present.

    All hunters must:
    • Have a picture identification
    • Have all appropriate license and permits
    • Be a hunter that has a valid blind conformation number issued by TWRA or be accompanied by a hunter that has a valid confirmation number.

  • Hunters may leave in place decoys and a temporary blind at their blind site during their assigned hunt date, but must remove all decoys at the end of their last hunt date.
  • Only waterfowl hunting permitted on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and the opening and closing day of the duck season.
  • Waterfowl hunting ends at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
  • No waterfowl hunters or other activities permitted on Units from two hours after the end of the waterfowl hunting hours until 4:00 a.m. the following day during the duck season(s).
  • Waterfowl hunting restricted to use of shotguns loaded with No. 2 shot or smaller.
  • Young Sportsman hunters may hunt blind sites during the youth waterfowl season on a first come, first serve basis. Youth hunters during the youth waterfowl season must enter the hunting area only from established TWRA parking areas.

Any violation of rules and regulations will result in prosecution and cancellation of the hunt.

Chickamauga Waterfowl Blind Location Maps

Chickamauga Blinds Map Yellow Creek Map Johnson Bottoms Map Candies Creek Map Rogers Creek Map

Yellow Creek Waterfowl Unit

Location/Directions

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Located in Rhea County. 2.5 miles south of Hwy. 68 on Old Stage Road.

Description

90 acres total, 40 acres native vegetation, 25 acres corn and late wheat. Four blind sites available.

More Information

Camping: No
Special regulations: SG, BG, WF. Review hunting guide for specific details.
Area Manager – Bernie Swiney, (423) 365-9166

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Candies Creek Unit

Location/Directions

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Located in Bradley County.From I-75 & Hwy. 60 in Cleveland, TN, travel west on Hwy. 60 three miles, turn right (North) on Hwy. 306, go 5.8 miles (Hwy. 306 will merge into Hwy. 308); turn right just before Candies Creek Bridge, immediately take left fork to parking area (right fork is a private drive).

Description

33 acres of moist soil native vegetation, 7 acres of Japanese millet, 10 acres of corn and milo. Crops are fair to poor quality. Eight blind sites available.

More Information

Camping: No
Special regulations: SG, BG, WF. Review hunting guide for specific details.
Area Manager – Jason Jackson, (423) 614-3018

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Johnson Bottoms Unit

Location/Directions

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Located in Bradley County. Hwy. 306 (Lower River Road) West of Bradley County. Turn right at Meigs/Bradley Co. lines, then take first left.

Description

27 acres of moist soil managed native vegetation, 5 acres of Japanese millet, 15 acres of corn and milo. Crop conditions are fair to poor. Five blind sites available.

More Information

Camping: No
Special regulations: SG, BG, WF. Review hunting guide for specific details.
Area Manager – Jason Jackson, (423) 614-3018

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Rogers Creek Unit

Location/Directions

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Located in McMinn County. From I-75 and McMinn County road 20 (exit 36) near Calhoun, TN, take McMinn County Road 20 (West), go 3.4 miles; turn right at store onto McMinn County Road 4; go 0.5 miles and turn left to lower parking area. From store, go 0.9 miles and turn left into upper parking area.

Other directions: From Hwy. 58 and Hwy 60 near Georgetown, TN, take Hwy. 58 (North); go 7.3 miles, turn right (East) on North River Road (Lamontville Road). Go 7.9 miles; turn left at store onto McMinn County Road 4; go 0.5 miles and turn left to lower parking area. From store, continue 0.9 miles; turn left to upper parking area.

Description

Rogers Creek Upper Pond Crops – 26 acres of moist soil managed native vegetation, 4 acres of Japanese millet, 10 acres of corn and milo. Crop conditions are fair to poor quality.

Rogers Creek Lower Pond Crops – 18 acres of moist soil managed native vegetation, 6 acres of Japanese millet, 8 acres of corn and milo.

Eight blind sites available for both ponds.

More Information

Special regulations: SG, BG, WF. Review hunting guide for specific details.
Area Manager – Jason Jackson, (423) 614-3018

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