Horns Bluff Refuge
Site Directions: From Hwy 412 in Crockett County, go east on Hwy 152 for 5.2 miles to sign for Horns Bluff Refuge. Turn left after sign-on Raleigh Road and turn left in 150 yards onto Horns Bluff Road. Follow into Observation Area where you find a parking lot and gravel roads.
Lat-Long: 35.85196, -89.09585
Hours: daylight hours, however, the refuge is closed to all forms of trespass from 15 November through the last day of February.
Seasonality: All year for designated observation areas; however part of the refuge is closed from the 15 Nov through last day of February. North unit (a portion of refuge north of Middle Fork Forked Deer River Channel) is open to waterfowl hunting on Saturday and Sunday during duck season occurring from Nov. – Feb. No access during refuge closure dates except for waterfowl hunters on open hunt days.
Crockett/Gibson counties • 1,890 acres
Six miles northeast of Alamo off Hwy. 54
Andrew Rutherford (731) 345-9992
Refuge closed Nov. 15 - Feb.15.
Observation areas are closed from sunset to sunrise.
Big Game - See Big Game Seasons
Small Game - follows statewide regulations until refuge closes on Nov 15. Small game resumes on Feb. 16 See Small Game Seasons
Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates and bag limits, until the refuge closes on Nov. 15, including the August G/M/A Hunt See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.
Quail closed to quail hunting
Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 15 - May 7. The bag limit of one bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag limit.
Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season and bag limit. Walk-In only.
Waterfowl - North Unit (a portion of the refuge north of Middle Fork Forked Deer River Channel) opens to waterfowl hunting on Saturday and Sunday during duck season occurring from Nov. - Feb. Goose season to coincide with statewide seasons after the Youth/Military Waterfowl Season on the portion of Horn's Bluff WMA that is North of the main river channel. Walk-in only. No blinds, decoys, or materials may be left overnight. All hunting shall cease at 3 p.m. except on the last day of the season when hunting closes at sunset. No access before 4 a.m. or after 5 p.m. No access during refuge closure dates except for waterfowl hunters on open hunt days.
Site Description: The 1,890 acres of the refuge are comprised of primarily early successional forest, agricultural land, and bottomland forests
Wildlife to Watch: Wild Turkey and deer are common. A wide variety of Waterfowlspecies can be present during the winter months. Northern Harriers patrol the open areas all winter.
Region 1 Office: 731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free: 800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager: Andrew Rutherford (731) 345-9992