Lower Hatchie Turkey Quota Hunt

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Lower Hatchie Turkey Quota Hunt


  •  First Hunt: (Youth Hunt):  April 8-9, 2023 
  •  Second Hunt:  April 20-23, 2023 
  •  Third Hunt:  April 27-30, 2023 
  •  Fourth Hunt:  May 4-7, 2023 


Bag Limit: 1 bearded turkey, counts towards State limit.

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 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, and up to three more hunters on the back with the following information for each participant;



 Contact Number 

 Hunt Location (Chickasaw or Lower Hatchie) 

 Hunt date (EXAMPLE: Hunt 2, April __-__) 


Applicants selected will be notified by mail to submit a $15.00/person payment (cashiers check or money order payable to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) to receive a quota permit.

See attachment below to view an example of what your application card should look like upon completion. 

Place application card in an envelope and mail to:

Reelfoot NWR

4343 Hwy 157

Union City, TN 38261.

Attn: Lower Hatchie Turkey Quota Hunt


Incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified. 

All permits will be selected by random computer drawings. Quota hunt limited to 25 permits per hunt.



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. 

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An image of a male and female mallard ducks flying.
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.