Barkley WMA Units 1 and 2

Site Directions: From Nashville: Take I-24 W approximately 40 miles to Exit 4 (US 79) going toward Clarksville/Guthrie.

Travel approximately 36 miles on US 79 toward Dover.

Unit 1, the largest area, is found by going right on Bumpus Mills Road and left on River Road.

Various access points for the smaller properties which comprise Unit 2 (Lick Creek, Long Creek, River Bend, Glices Creek) are located off Highway 49 in Dover and Highway 149 in nearby Cumberland City.

Lat: 36.51496°N Long: -87.85397°W

Seasonality: year-round, but some roads may be closed to all access

Fees: none

Stewart County • 8,090 acres
Hwy. 79 downstream to river mile 85

 

UNIT I 

All activities are prohibited in the sub-impoundments five days before each opening day of the statewide duck season.

Hunters (except raccoon, opossum, and turkey hunters) may not enter WMA prior to two (2) hours before sunrise and be off WMA by one (1) hour after sunset or legal closing (or shooting) time.

Waterfowl hunting is authorized only from tier 1, tier 2, and tier 4 locations.

Fishing, trapping, and hunting of all species other than waterfowl IS prohibited in the sub-impoundments during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

Big Game, Small Game, and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons except as noted.

Deer and Small Game hunting is only allowed on days waterfowl hunting is closed during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Hunting of waterfowl during the duck and goose seasons occurring in Nov. - Feb. is permitted only on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and the first and last day of each segment of the duck and goose seasons occurring in Nov. - Feb.

Quail - Nov. 5 - Jan. 15.

Dog training - Sept. 1 - March 15 except closed during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

 

UNIT II 

All of Barkley WMA except that defined as Unit I

Big Game, Small Game, and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons, except as noted.

Quail - Nov. 5 - Jan. 15.

Site Description: The 8,000-acre WMA is comprised primarily of cropland and willow thickets bordering the shores of Lake Barkley.

Access by foot is largely limited to areas around duck hunting blinds.  Best explored by boat.

Fall through winter is best for wildlife viewing opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch: Early successional bird species such as Yellow-breasted Chat, Indigo BuntingBlue Grosbeak and Field Sparrow can be found in the extensive fields.

The wetlands near the lake border are home to Common YellowthroatYellow WarblerGreen HeronGreat Blue HeronGreat EgretOsprey, and various duck species (in season).

From 5 Jan-6 Feb 1987, a rare Snowy Owl was present! 

Contact Information

Region 1 Office: 731-423-5725
Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Billy Lagrange (731) 593-0588

Interactive Map of Barkley WMA
Hunting Regulations Link
Buy a license link
Barkley WMA Units 1 and 2

Barkley Blind 8


Barkley Blind 9


Barkley Blind 20