Site Directions: To Royal Blue Unit: Take I-75 to exit 141. Go west on Hwy. 63 approx. one mile. Turn left onto Titus Hollow road. Area approximately ½ mile.

Titus Hollow Rd and Hwy 63 - Lat- 36.38391, Long:-84.25569

To Sundquist Unit at Hatfield Knob: Go north out of Lafollette on Highway 25W approximately seven miles to the top of the mountain. Turn left at the red gate located at the top of the mountain (just before the road starts to break over the mountain and go down the back side.)

Proceed on the gravel road approximately 3.1 miles to a fork in the road. Take the right fork approximately 1.4 miles to the parking area.

Hatfield Knob - Lat-Long: 36.44899, -84.1227 

Hours: open 24 hrs a day, including camping

Seasonality: year round

Fees: none;  

North Cumberland Firing Range Information

Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Morgan, and Scott counties • 189,000 acres

35 Miles North of Knoxville

Keith Thomas (423) 566-8557 • SG, BG

OHV Information • Rusty Dunn (423) 562-2013

All users should be aware that hazards associated with mining (deep and strip) exist in this area.

(TCA 55-52-201) All operators or passengers under the age of 18 of an off-highway vehicle are required to wear an appropriate safety helmet.

Special Use - OHV, hooved animal riding, bicycles, and all other vehicles are restricted to roads marked “open to vehicular traffic.” Hooved animal riding, bicycling, and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use are permitted only by individuals possessing a valid hunting and fishing license and WMA permit or a High Impact Habitat Conservation Permit. The speed limit is 25 mph. Organized competition events for motorized/nonmotorized vehicles are prohibited. A maximum noise limit of 86 dB for all motorized vehicles as measured at 50 feet from the exhaust.

Public use is permitted during all hunts. During daylight hours all users outside of an enclosed vehicle or outside of camp must wear, on the upper portion of their body and head, a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange, visible front and back, during the deer and elk gun and muzzleloader seasons. No person shall remove minerals, including coal, trees, plants (including vines), or building stones from the area without specific authorization.

Camping is permitted in the entire area. Night-time use by the general public and raccoon hunters is permitted area-wide.

 

Big Game

Big Game

Small Game

Small Game

Trapping Link

Trapping

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to hunting March 1 through the 4th Friday in Aug., except for spring turkey. Closed to spring squirrel hunting and fall turkey hunting. Coyote hunting with centerfire weapons only allowed during deer gun seasons by licensed deer hunters. Archery hunters will be required to meet legal blaze orange requirements while hunting in the elk zones during the firearms elk hunts. Wild hogs may be taken during any hunt with hunting devices legal for that hunt.

Beaver Trapping - restricted to designated compartments. Contact WMA manager for information. Annual harvest log must be maintained and submitted to WMA Manager by Jan. 15


Quail - Nov. 6 - Jan. 15.

Dog training - Sept. 1 - March 15. Chasing fox, coyotes, and bobcats with dogs is not permitted.


Deer

DATES

BAG LIMITS* AND RESTRICTIONS

Archery

 

Sept. 25 - Oct. 29

Nov. 1 - 5

1 Antlered and 1 Antlerless

 

Muzzleloader

 

Nov. 6 - 12

1 Antlered deer

 

Nov. 13 - 19

1 deer, Either sex

 

Gun

 

Nov. 20 - 26

1 deer, Either sex

 

Nov. 26 - Jan 2

1 deer, Antlered only

 

Youth Hunt

 

Oct. 30 - 31

Jan. 8 - 9

Same as Unit B

 

* These are not bonus deer. All deer count toward Unit B statewide bag limits.

 

Elk

Elk hunting information can be found on Elk Regulations.


Ginseng

Sept 1. - Dec. 31.

Site Description: Two major habitat types are found at the 146,000-acre North Cumberland WMA. Mature hardwood forests cover approximately 75% of the landscape, while timber harvest, strip mining, and gas well development have provided extensive clearing and early successional habitat.

The Sundquist Unit is approximately 70,000 acres and home to a diverse array of habitats and wildlife. It is the site of an Elk Reintroduction program. The best place to view elk within this region is at the Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower. In addition to the elk, the trip is worth the time because it is also an ideal spot for birdwatching, wildflowers, and butterflies. Be sure to look for early successional bird species along the road leading to the Elk Viewing Tower.

Notes: During daylight hours in deer gun and muzzleloader seasons, all users outside of an enclosed vehicle or outside of camp must wear, on the upper portion of their body and head, a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange, visible front and back. Visitors to the tower are reminded to remain quiet while viewing the elk to avoid startling the animals.

Wildlife to Watch: Reintroduced elk are found across the area, but the Hatfield Knob viewing area is the best place to see elk.

Cerulean Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler are found across North Cumberland WMA. Cerulean Warblers occur in mature forests and breed in the highest density anywhere within their breeding range. Golden-winged Warblers nest on early successional strip mines with grass and black locust cover. 

Many other Neotropical migratory songbirds nest in the area, including Wood Thrush, Scarlet TanagerOvenbirdBlack-throated Green Warbler, and Kentucky Warbler, among many other species.

Brown-headed Cowbirds are becoming more common in the area with increased forest disturbance and clearing.

Ruffed Grouse can be found across the area, primarily in areas of the dense understory.

North Cumberland WMA is part of the TN SWAP, Catoosa / Emory River Conservation Opportunity Area (COA).

Contact Information

Region 4 office 423-587-7037
Toll Free: 1-800-332-0900

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