Hop-In Refuge

Site Directions: From Kenton in Obion County, take Hwy 89 east until the road passes over the Obion River. 

At the sharp bend to the right (east), make a left on Old Kenton Rd and then a left on McRight Rd that provides access to the refuge.

Lat: 36.2511°N Long: -88.97809°W

Hours: daylight hours, however, the refuge is closed to all forms of trespass from 1 November through the last day of February.

Seasonality:  The refuge is open to foot traffic only when gates are closed. The refuge is closed to all forms of use and trespass from 1 Nov – Last day in Feb.

Entrance gates will be open during hunting seasons, but may be closed without prior notice for safety and management reasons.

Fees: none

Hop-In Refuge

Obion County • 650 acres
On the South Fork of the Obion River, Hwy. 89 near Kenton
Rob Lewis (731) 749-5587 • SG, BG

Closed to all forms of use and trespass from Nov. 1 - the last day of Feb.

Big Game, Small Game, and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons, except as noted. Closed to dove, quail, waterfowl, and fall turkey hunting.

Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 13 - May 5, 2024. Bag limit is one bearded turkey. Counts toward statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season.

Site Description: Fields are cultivated in the summer with crops and flooded in the winter for waterfowl.

Wildlife to Watch: 
A large number of waterfowl (possibly over 50,000 individuals) and the largest wintering Sandhill Crane population in West Tennessee (>4000 birds) define the importance of this site.

Waterfowl are able to overwinter on the site because it is an area with no hunting and is a quality resting area. These fields are flooded in winter and provide excellent habitat for waterfowl and sandhill cranes. 

Contact Information

Region 1 Office:  731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Rob Lewis (731) 749-5587 • SG, BG

Interactive Map
Hunting Regulations Link
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Hop In Refuge sign