2019 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts Application Period Is Dec. 12-Jan. 16

Friday, December 7, 2018

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2019 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is Dec. 12 through Jan. 16.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at gooutdoorstennessee.com website. Applications can be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 16. 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 are 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 401-406) 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 by visiting https://quotahunt.gooutdoorstennessee.com. (It will be active once the application period begins). Once the Internet site has been accessed, hunters can follow the on-screen directions. 

The 2019 statewide turkey season is March 30-May 12. The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is March 23-24.

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Hunt Code                   Area                                        Date                             Quota

01                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Mar. 21-23                  150

02                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Mar. 28-30                  150

03                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 4-6                      150

04                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 11-13                  150

05                                Chuck Swan State Forest        Apr. 18-20                  150

06                                Happy Hollow                        Mar. 30-Apr. 2            50

07                                Happy Hollow                        Apr. 20-23                  50

08                                Oak Ridge                               Apr. 13-14                  225

09                                Oak Ridge                               Apr. 27-28                  225

10                                Yuchi Refuge                          Mar. 22-24                  10

11                                Yuchi Refuge                          Apr. 5-7                      10

12                                Yuchi Refuge                          Apr. 19-21                  10

13                                Yuchi Refuge                          May 3-5                      10

 

                                                Youth-Only Hunts

Area                                                    Date                             Quota

Tellico West                                        Mar. 23-24                  5

Tellico West                                        Apr. 20-21                  5

Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit)           Mar. 23-24                  5

Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit)           Apr. 20-21                  5

Yuchi Refuge                                      Mar. 16-17                  15        

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