John Tully WMA

About 14 miles west of Henning, TN and north of the Hatchie River Lauderdale County, TN

Site Directions:  From the intersection of U.S. Highway 51 and TN Highway 87 in Henning, take TN Highway 87 west for about 13 miles.

The site can be accessed by taking either Sam Taylor Road or Crutcher Lake Road north from Highway 87. 

Lat-Long: 35.6708, -89.8177

Hours: Always open

Seasonality All year

Fees: None

Lauderdale County • 15,500 acres
Hwy. 19 west of Ripley and Hwy.
87 west of Henning
Chris Park (731) 738-0233 

Camping is permitted in designated campsites only. Some roads may be posted as closed to motorized vehicles during the deer hunts.

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

Deer seasons follow Unit CWD dates and bag limits, including the August G/M/A Hunt.  See Deer Seasons & Bag Limits.  Tree Stands must be marked with the hunter’s TWRA ID Number.

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

Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season.

Dove - Special Youth Dove - Open at noon Sept. 2, 2023 until sunset. Each youth must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Youth fields open statewide the day following the youth hunt. Designated fields only

Waterfowl - Same as statewide seasons, except waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck seasons and youth/military seasons and remaining goose seasons when hunting closes at sunset.

Waterfowl (Fullen North and South Tracts) - Waterfowl Hunting will be allocated by drawing for three-day hunts Friday-Sunday and opening weekend(s). The drawing will be annouced prior to the hunt. Hunting will only be allowed from designated locations..

Waterfowl (Fig Field Unit) - That land north of Grammar Road. Waterfowl hunting will be allocated by computerized draw for three-day hunts Friday-Sunday and opening weekend(s) including the Sat. youth hunts, and for the two Sunday Veteran and Active Military hunts.

Designated pools will be allocated by computer draw. Hunters are restricted to pools or number stakes as specified by special instructions supplied by TWRA annually. All hunters in a party are required to hunt in the same temporary blind site for which they are drawn. Decoys and temporary blinds may be left out in draw pools over the specified hunt but must be removed upon completion of the hunt on the last day. No access is allowed from two hours after legal shooting hours has ended until 4:00 a.m. the following day during the duck seasons occurring in Nov.-Feb. No permanent blinds.

Quail - Nov 4, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024.

Camping - Fort Pillow State Park managed campgrounds and two primitive campsites on WMA (first come, first serve)

Site Description: The 15,500 acres of John Tully WMA contain a diverse mix of forested bottomland hardwoods and swamp habitats of varying successional ages.  Numerous sloughs, bayous, and other water bodies are present. Much of the area is subject to flooding from the Mississippi River.

Wildlife to Watch: The mix of habitats present provides opportunities for observing a wide variety of birds all year long.  Cerulean Warblers can be found in summer.

Landmarks: Fort Pillow State Historic Park is adjacent to the site.

Contact Information

Region 1 Office:  731-423-5725
Phone: Toll-Free:  800-372-3928
E-mail the office
Area Manager:   Chris Park (731) 738-0233 

Interactive Map
Hunting Regulations Link
Buy a license link


The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will receive bids for the lease of approximately 700 acres of cropland at the Fig Field Unit of John Tully WMA, in Lauderdale County Tennessee.    Farm Service number 5722 (Lauderdale County).  Bid opening will be on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:00 am at the TWRA John Tully Field Office.  For additional information and bid forms, contact Chris Park at 901-415-5957.