Beech River WMA
Directions – From Darden head east on Highway 412. The area may be accessed by turning on Darden road or Gibson drive.
Lat/Long – 35.62408 -88.20308
Seasonality – year-around
Fees – none
Henderson/Decatur Counties – 450 acres
South of Darden off of HWY 412
Big Game, Small Game and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons, except as noted.
Henderson County portion follows Unit CWD dates and bag limits, including August G/M/A Hunt.
Fall Turkey Hunting - Closed
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 15 - May 7, 2023. One bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season.
Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m.(CST) each day of the duck season occurring from Nov. - to Feb., except the last day of season when hunting closes at sunset. All water traffic is prohibited after 5 p.m. (CST). No access by waterfowl hunters before 4 a.m. (CST).
Site Description – Beech River WMA is comprised of bottomland hardwoods, marsh wetland, portions of channelized Beech River, and the original Beech River meander. Access is available at pull-offs on the east side of Darden road and a gravel parking area off Elliot drive.
Wildlife to Watch – wetland wildlife