Tigrett WMA

Along the North Fork Forked Deer River SE of Dyersburg, Dyer County, TN

Site Directions: From Dyersburg, TN take TN Highway 104 east to U.S. Highway 412.  At Highway 412, turn right (south) and go about 1.5 miles to Beaver Road.   Turn left (east) onto Beaver Road.

The area lies to the south of Beaver Road and may be accessed by several all-weather gravel roads that branch off of Beaver Road.  Look for Wildlife Management Area signs at some locations.

Lat and Long: 35.9905°N  -89.3304°W

Seasonality: year-round

Fees: none

Dyer County • 7,629 acres
Andrew Rutherford (731) 345-9992

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.

Big Game, Small Game, and Trapping are the same as statewide seasons (read the guide) except as noted below.

All small game hunting (excluding waterfowl hunting) closed in this area during the Young Sportsman hunts.

Turkey - One non-quota hunt: April 13 - May 7, 2024. The bag limit of one bearded turkey counts toward the statewide bag limit.

Turkey (Young Sportsman) - Same as statewide season.

Quail - Nov. 4, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024.

Waterfowl - Waterfowl hunting closes at 3 p.m. (CST) each day of the regular statewide waterfowl seasons, except the last day of duck seasons and remaining goose seasons when hunting closes at sunset. No access to WMA by waterfowl hunters before 4 a.m.

Site Description: The area consists of 7,419 acres of early and late successional bottomland forest areas with some swamps and open bodies of water. Road access into the interior of the area is limited but foot trails and water bodies can be used to explore the interior.

Wildlife to Watch: The forest and swamps of the area provide some excellent habitats for woodland birds. Prothonotary Warblers are common breeding birds in summer.  A wide variety of waterfowl species can be present during the winter months

Site History: The North Fork Forked Deer River was channelized in the past and the main river flow no longer follows its original channel. Due to channelization, Tigrett WMA represents the effect channelization has on natural bottomland hardwoods and similar ecosystems across West Tennessee. 

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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