Tellico Lake WMA
Tellico West South Entrance N35.59068 W084.27322
Tellico West North Entrance N35.60621 W084.27332
Wears Bend Unit N35.62773 W084.21603
McGhee Carson Unit N35.57764 W084.20657
Chota Refuge Unit N35.54150 W084.13309
Bacon Bend Unit N35.56617 W084.14762
McSpadden Unit N35.54051 W084.11301
Tellico Lake Workbase N35.56528 W084.19782
Tellico Lake/South Cherokee Workbase is 1111 Hwy. 360, Vonore, TN 37885
Citico Creek Check Station N35.53808 W084.10946
Citico check station is 1663 Citico Rd., Vonore, TN 37885
Monroe and Loudon County
Mitch Clure (423) 884-6767
Field trial permit required.
Big game, small game, and trapping are the same as statewide season, except as noted. Wild hogs may be taken during any deer hunt by legal deer hunters. No blinds or decoys left overnight.
Quail - Nov. 4, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
Tellico West Unit - (That Portion of Tellico Reservoir Development Agency Industrial Park at LTRM 18.0 on the south side of Tellico Reservoir)
Deer (Archery) - Four hunts: Sept. 16–17 2023, Oct. 14–15 2023, Nov. 11–12 2023, and Dec. 16–17 2023. Hunter quota 30 each hunt. Two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus deer).
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Two hunts: April 6 - 7, 2023 and April 27 - 28, 2023. Hunter quota 5. One bearded turkey. Counts toward statewide bag limit.
Mcghee-Carson Unit - (That Peninsula of Ft. Loudoun State Historic Park at LTRM 21.0)
All small game hunting is for Young sportsmen (ages 6 - 16 only). Each youth must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult 21 or older. For small game hunting, either the youth or the adult must possess a WMA small game permit. For big game hunting, youth must possess a WMA big game permit.
Dove - Sept. 1, 2, and 4, 2023. Opens at noon on Sept. 1, 2023, all day Sept. 3 and 5, 2023. Youths must be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 or older, who may also hunt.
Rabbit, Squirrel - Nov. 18–19 2023, Nov. 25–26 2023, Dec. 2–3 2023, Dec 9–10 2023, Dec. 6–17 2023, Dec 23–24 2023, Dec 30–31 2023, and Jan. 6–7 2024. Bag limit 3 rabbits per day. Shotguns only.
Deer (Shotgun only - Young-Sportsman) - One hunt: Nov. 11 - 12, 2023. Hunter quota 35. One antlered or antlerless deer. (Bonus deer).
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - April 6-7, 2024 and April 27-28, 2024. Hunter quota 5. One bearded turkey. Counts toward statewide bag limit.
Dog training - Sept. 1, 2023 – March 15, 2024. Closed during field trials and big game hunts. Daylight hours only.
Dog Field Trials - Field Trial Permit Required. Sept. 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024. Trials must be scheduled with Area Managerand special field trial permit must be obtained fromthe TWRA Region III Office at least 30 days beforetrial dates. Field trial gallery - must be kept out of standing or planted crops by marshals provided by sponsoring clubs. Horses permitted during dog training and field trials.
Chota Refuge Unit - (That Portion from LTRM 26.0 upstream to the Hiwassee - Alcoa powerline at LTRM 29.7)
Big game, small game, and trapping are the same as statewide, except as noted.
Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 15 through the last day of Feb., except in designated observation areas.
Wild hogs may be taken during any deer or bear hunt by legal deer or bear hunters.
All seasons are closed during the refuge closure dates.
Steel shot is required for doves.
Nontoxic shot approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service required for small game hunting as posted.
Rabbit, Quail - Oct. 28 - Nov. 3, 2023.
Dog training - March 1 - Oct. 31, 2023.
Dog Field Trials - March 1 - Oct. 31. Field Trial Permit Required. Trials must be scheduled with Area Manager and a special field trial permit must be obtained from the TWRA Region III Office at least 30 days before trial dates.
Monroe and Loudon County • 8,000 acres
Mitch Clure (423) 884-6767
TWRA Region 3 Office
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
Toll Free: 1-833-402-4698
E-mail the office