Happy Hollow WMA

Site Directions: South of Bucksnort. From I-40 take TN-229 S/TN-50 E in Hurricane Mills.

Latitude: 35.85169, Longitude: -87.67441

Parking Areas are along Highway 50, there is no public road access to the back of the property, and all access walk-ink in from the front,  off Hwy 50.


ATVs may only be used by hunters to retrieve deer. Leaving any personal property unattended for longer than 24 hours, without prior permission, may be impounded and may be disposed of according to state procedures. Treestands must be marked with the hunter’s TWRA identification number. Camping in designated areas only, tent camping only. No motorized vehicle access to campground. Fires permitted only in fire pits.

Small Game, Trapping, and Dog Training - Same as statewide season, except as noted. No hunting the night before or during big game hunts. Closed to fall turkey season.

Quail – Nov. 4, 2023 – Jan. 15, 2024.

Deer (Archery, Muzzleloader, Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Deer (Gun) – Three hunts: Nov. 18 - 20, 2023, Dec. 2 - 4, 16 - 18, 2023. Hunter quota 80. Two deer, no more than one antlered (bonus deer).

Turkey – Two hunts: April 13 - 16, 2024, May 4 - 7, 2024. Hunter Quota 50. One bearded bird.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide seasons. Open during deer and turkey seasons to any hunters who are actively hunting the WMA

Happy Hollow consists of upland oak forests with steep ridges and wet valleys.  There are several gas lines that traverse the property and they are mowed on a rotational basis.  Hunters often find these rights of ways productive during deer season.

The safety zone and camping area are between highway 50, the Turney Prison road, and happy hollow creek.  Huntable land starts north of the curved bridge on highway 50.

Contact Information

Region 2 Office: 615-781-6622
Toll-Free: 1-800-624-7406
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Tommy Edwards (931) 840-4042

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