Fort Ridge WMA

Site Directions: From Brownsville, TN, head north on Hwy 54 for 9.5 miles, and the parking lot and boat ramp is on the left.

Lat. 35.7186 N, Long. 89.2128

Seasonality: Year-round

North Haywood County – 1,570 acres
Along the South Fork of the Forked Deer River, Off of HWY 54
Andrew Rutherford (731) 345-9992

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

Closed to fall turkey hunting.

Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates and bag limits, including the August G/M/A Hunt.  See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.

Turkey – One non-quota hunt: April 13 - May 5, 2024. One bearded turkey, counts toward the statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) – Same as statewide season.

Site Description: This area consists of 1,570 acres of mostly wetlands and bottomland forests.

Wildlife to Watch: The wetlands and forests of this area provide excellent habitat for wetland animal species such as Wood Ducks.

Contact Information

Region 1 Office:  731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager:  Andrew Rutherford (731) 345-9992  

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