Region 4 (East Tennessee)

Elk in a field in East Tennessee

Location & General Information

3030 Wildlife Way
Morristown, TN 37814
(get driving directions)

The Region IV office is located on Wildlife Way in Morristown. It is a short distance off Highway 25E just east of the 25E Bridge that crosses Cherokee Reservoir. Wildlife Way is directly off Elgerlotte Lane which located at the intersection of Cherokee Park Rd and Buffalo Trail.

TWRA Region 4Region IV includes the eastern most 21 counties in Tennessee and has elevations ranging from 800 feet along the Tennessee River to over 6,000 feet along the North Carolina border.

Region IV has 16 wildlife management areas comprising more than 800,000 acres open to a variety of big game and small game species. It includes the North Cumberland WMA which is home to the state’s elk herd. The majority of the Tennessee’s black bear population makes its home throughout the East Tennessee mountains.

NG BannerThree cold water and two warm water hatcheries supplement fish production in the local waters for anglers. From high mountain streams to the large reservoirs, anglers enjoy a multitude of fishing opportunities. There are 13 major reservoirs with surface acreage ranging from 800 to 34,000 acres. The vast variety of habitats across the region provide excellent fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing.



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Region IV Staff Contacts

Below you can find contact information for employees located in the Morristown office. All numbers are in the 423 area code. Office hours are Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

General Information - (423) 587-7037, or toll free (800) 332-0900
Fax - (423) 587-7057

Poaching Hotline - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight: (800) 831-1174

Division Responsibility Name Phone
Administrative Regional Manager John Gregory (423) 587-7037
Law Enforcement Law Enforcement Program Manager Brian Ripley (423) 522-2456
  District 41 Captain Willard Perryman (423) 522-2457
  District 42 Captain Tim Sain (423) 522-2453
  Hunter and Boating Safety Education/Training/Access Areas Tommy Whitehead (423) 522-2452
  Law Enforcement Coordinator Shelley Hammonds (423) 522-2455
  Dispatcher Amber Ellison (423) 587-7037
  Dispatcher Richard Singleton (423) 587-7037
  Dispatcher Emily Hartnagel (423) 587-7037
  Dispatcher - part time Shawn Lindsay (423) 587-7037
  Dispatcher- part time Johnathan Ricker (423 ) 587-7037
Fisheries  Fisheries Program Manager Bart Carter (423) 522-2462
  Reservoirs John Hammonds (423) 587-7037
  Streams/Rivers/Trout Rick Bivens (423) 522-2460
  Wild Trout Jim Habera (423) 522-2459
  Aquatic Habitat/Ponds Rob Lindbom (423) 522-2465
Wildlife Wildlife Program Manager John Mike (423) 522-2450
Turkey/Small Game
Dan Gibbs (423) 522-2447
  Conservation Scott Dykes (423) 522-2448
  Elk Restoration Steve Bennett (423) 587-7037
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  Wildlife Management Areas Danny Akins (423) 522-2451
Information Information/Education (I & E) Matthew Cameron (423) 522-2449
Support Staff Customer Service Christina Owens (423) 522-2438
  Customer Service Becky Hensley (423) 522-2442
  Hunter/Boating Education Judy Adkins (423) 522-2437
  Purchasing/Accounts Dorothy Necessary (423) 522-2470
  Admin. Secretary Jackie Hale (423) 522-2439
  Payroll/Admin. Support Sheila Dalton (423) 522-2440
Custodial Building Maintenance John Goodman (423) 522-2464