Camden WMA

Site Directions: From Camden:  Take Highway 70 East towards New Johnsonville for approximately 5.5 miles, and turn right into the WMA entrance on Camden Landing Road.

Unit 1 is found on the North side of Hwy 70 and the East side of Camden Landing Road. Unit 2 is on the West side of Camden Landing Road.

Various access points for Unit 1 can be found on Old Route 1 Road and Briar Lane.

Lat: 36.015589°N Long: -88.016620°W

Hours: Daylight hours

Seasonality: Year-round

Fees: None

CAMDEN WMA

BENTON COUNTY • 3,682 ACRES
HWY. 70, WEST OF NEW JOHNSONVILLE


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.

Any temporary blinds, hides, and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blinds and be removed at the end of shooting hours each day.

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

Big Game

Big Game

Small Game

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Trapping Link

Trapping

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to fall turkey hunting.

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Waterfowl

Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting shall close at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of each segment of the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb. and remaining goose seasons when hunting shall close at sunset.

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


UNIT I 

All water traffic is prohibited in the subimpoundments five (5) days before the opening day of the statewide duck season.

Big Game

Big Game

Small Game

Small Game

Trapping Link

Trapping

Same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Any temporary blinds, hides and decoys must be at least 200 yards from any permanent blind and removed at the end of the hunt day.

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Quail

 Quail - Nov. 5 , 2022 -  Jan. 15, 2023

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Deer Hunting

Deer - Deer hunting will be with archery equipment only during waterfowl seasons. Archers must comply with the legal blaze orange requirements during the deer gun season.

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Waterfowl

Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting shall close at 3:00 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except for (a) Tuesdays and Thursdays, (b) the last day of each segment of the late duck season, (c) the remaining goose seasons, and (d) wheelchair-bound blind sites when hunting shall close at sunset.

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Waterfowl

 Waterfowl (wheelchair-bound only blind sites) - Applications must be received by the TWRA Region I Office by noon on the fourth Friday in October. Persons holding a permit for another blind are not eligible to compete in the wheelchair-bound blind drawing. If the blind is not occupied by shooting time, another wheelchair-bound hunter and 1 to 3 assistants (at least one assistant must be age 16 or older) may occupy the blind for that day. Hunting is restricted to wheelchair hunters and assistants only within the marked wheelchair-hunting zone at designated blinds.

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Dog Training

Dog training - Sept. 1 2022 - March 15 2023 except closed during the duck season occurring in Nov. - Feb.

Site Description: The 3,3,682-acreMA is comprised of river bottom swamps, cropland, moist soil areas, and hardwood timber bordering the shore of Kentucky Lake.

Some county roads go thru the WMA making access easy to most areas. Foot access is best before the WMA is flooded for wintering waterfowl in late October, then it is best explored by boat.

Year-round wildlife viewing opportunities.

Wildlife to Watch:  Winter is best for viewing waterfowl; however the rest of the year deerturkeyfurbearers, and songbirds are abundant.

This WMA is managed in cooperation with The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which oversees the yearly drawdown and flooding of the area. ATVs are not permitted.

CAMDEN WMA

BENTON COUNTY • 3,682 ACRES
HWY. 70, WEST OF NEW JOHNSONVILLE

TWRA Region 1 Office

200 Lowell Thomas Drive
Jackson, TN   38301

Phone: 731-423-5725
Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
Fax:  731-423-6483

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Camden WMA Sign
Camden WMA Sign

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Camden Unit 2 Blind 74


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