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2021 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Underway Through January 13

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 | 04:05pm

NASHVILLE --- The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2021 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is open through Jan. 13.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 13. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheet. Hunters have up to 13 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There is a total of 13 hunts listed and five youth-only hunts. No person may apply more than once. A computer drawing will be held to determine the successful applications based on the priority drawing system.

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 $1 agent fee. There is a $2 fee if application is made on the Internet. 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. (It will be active once the application period begins). Once the Internet site has been accessed, hunters can follow the on-screen directions.

The 2021 statewide spring turkey season is April 3-May 16. The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is March 27-28.


Hunt Code                  Area                                        Date                            Quota

01                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Mar. 25-27                  150

02                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 1-3                       150

03                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 8-10                     150

04                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 15-17                   150

05                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 22-24                   150

06                                Happy Hollow                        Apr. 3-6                       50

07                                Happy Hollow                        Apr. 24-27                   50

08                                Oak Ridge                               Apr. 17-18                   225

09                                Oak Ridge                               Apr. 24-25                   225

10                                Yuchi Refuge                          Mar. 26-28                  10

11                                Yuchi Refuge                          Apr. 9-11                     10

12                                Yuchi Refuge                          Apr. 23-25                   10

13                                Yuchi Refuge                          Apr. 30-May 2            10

                                                Youth-Only Hunts

Area                                                    Date                            Quota

Tellico West                                        Mar. 27-28                  5

Tellico West                                        Apr. 17-18                   5

Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit)           Mar. 27-28                  5

Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit)           Apr. 17-18                   5

Yuchi Refuge                                      Mar. 13-14                  15