Lower Hatchie NWR Waterfowl Quota Hunt

Document - application/pdf
An image of ducks flying.

Lower Hatchie NWR Waterfowl Quota Hunt

A Quota Permit is required to hunt waterfowl on Champion Lake and Little Champion Lake during the waterfowl season on the refuge.  Permits will be limited to 8 per weekend on Champion Lake and 4 per weekend on Little Champion Lake. Successful applicants are eligible for only one hunt per lake. Signed refuge permits, a signed and affixed Federal Duck Stamp, and applicable State licenses are required. 

Quota Hunt Application Procedures 

To apply for a quota hunt permit, type or plainly print your:

  • Name
  • Address 
  • Phone number w/ area code 
  • Hunt weekend and location preference (Indicate one weekend preference and lake preference during the waterfowl season, by date, for the Champion Lake and Little Champion Lake waterfowl hunts. Submission of more than one postcard per lake will result in disqualification of the applicant(s).)


Unofficial postcards will be discarded prior to drawing.  

Send postcard in an envelope addressed to the Refuge Manager and send to:  

  Reelfoot NWR 

  4343 Highway 157

  Union City, TN 38261

  Attn: Lower Hatchie Waterfowl Hunt 

Postcards for the waterfowl hunts on Champion Lake and Little Champion Lake must be postmarked during September.  A total of up to 4 hunters may apply on the same postcard. One hunter’s information on the front of the postcard and up to 3 additional hunters’ information on the back.

Youth Waterfowl Hunts will be drawn separately. On a postcard include Youth Hunt and Lake Preference. See Youth Supervision Section for supervisory requirements. Only persons drawn for the hunt are allowed to participate in the hunt (No hunt guests are permitted).  Both the youth hunter and his/her supervising adult must apply together on the same postcard to be selected for a quota hunt. If selected, the youth hunter must be under direct supervision by the adult during the hunt.

Attachment Size
hunt card_updated_waterfowl.pdf234.27 KB 234.27 KB
Lower Hatchie Refuge is located at the confluence of the Hatchie and Mississippi Rivers in Lauderdale and Tipton Counties in west Tennessee. The refuge encompasses the lower reaches of the Hatchie River.