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2018 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Underway Through January 17

Friday, December 22, 2017 | 09:13am

NASHVILLE --- The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2017 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is underway through Jan. 17, 2018.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 17. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheets. Hunters have up to 14 choices, but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There are a total of 14 hunts listed and three youth-only hunts. No person may apply more than once.

Youth hunters (ages 6-16 by the date of the hunt) may submit one application for the regular quota hunt and one application for the youth-only quota hunt.

A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004), Lifetime Sportsman (Types 402-405) license holders or seniors with an Annual Senior Sportsman License (Type 167). For all other license holders, the cost is $12 per permit, plus the agent fee. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed. Hunters will receive a receipt with a confirmation number when the application is complete.

Hunters with Internet access may apply for a spring turkey quota hunt online by visiting (It will be active once the application period begins). Once the Internet site has been accessed, hunters can follow the on-screen directions.  

The 2018 statewide turkey season is March 31-May 13. The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is March 24-25.


Hunt Code                   Area                                         Date                             Quota

01                                Chuck Swan State Forest         Mar. 22-24                  150

02                                Chuck Swan State Forest         Mar. 29-31                  150

03                                Chuck Swan State Forest         Apr. 5-7                       150

04                                Chuck Swan State Forest         Apr. 12-14                   150

05                                Chuck Swan State Forest         Apr. 19-21                   150

06                                Happy Hollow                          Mar. 31-Apr. 3            50

07                                Happy Hollow                          Apr. 21-24                   50

08                                Oak Ridge                                Apr. 14-15                   225

09                                Oak Ridge                                Apr. 28-29                   225

10                                Yuchi Refuge                            Apr. 13-15                   10

11                                Yuchi Refuge                            Apr. 20-22                   10

12                                Yuchi Refuge                            Apr. 27-29                   10

13                                Yuchi Refuge                            May 1-3                       10

14                                Yuchi Refuge                            May 8-10                     10

                                                Youth-Only Hunts

Area                                                     Date                             Quota

Tellico West                                         Mar. 24-25                  5

Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit)  Mar. 24-25                  5

Yuchi Refuge                                        Mar. 16-18                  10          

To view a 2018 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Instruction Sheet, click here.