Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Drawn Hunters for the 2014 Lower Hatchie NWR Turkey Quota Hunt

Quota Turkey Hunt

  • Season 1: (Youth Hunt) March 22-23, 2014
  • Season 2: April 3-6, 2014
  • Season 3: April 10-13, 2014
  • Season 4: April 17-20, 2014
  • Bag Limit: 1 bearded turkey, counts as bonus turkey.
  • Permits: Quota hunt, see below for application procedure.

Application Procedures

To apply for a permit, applicants must submit a self-addressed U.S Postal Service postcard to the Refuge Manager during the entire month of January. Index cards and any other post card other than the U.S. Postal Service postcard will not be accepted. The senders name and address should be on the front-center of the post card. A party of up to four hunters may apply on the same postcard-one hunter on the front, three on the back. Please provide the following information for each applicant:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Number
  • Hunt Season (1st -youth, 2nd, 3rd or 4th hunt, by date)

This is what your application card should look like upon completion.

Place your application card in an envelope and mail to Reelfoot NWR, 4343 Hwy 157, Union City, TN 38261.

Incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified. Permits will be limited to 25 per turkey hunt. Successful applicants are eligible for only one hunt. Adult supervisors for the youth hunt are eligible for 1 other turkey hunt.

Hunters must check turkey at the nearest checking station or on the TWRA website and record Lower Hatchie NWR as the location of harvest.


Both the juvenile and his/her supervising adult must apply together on the same postcard in order to be eligible for a refuge permit. If selected, the juvenile must be under direct supervision of the adult during the hunt.


If you need more information please contact the refuge at 731/738-2296.

Last updated: April 11, 2014