Reelfoot NWR Turkey Quota Hunt

Document - application/pdf
An image of a turkey flock in a field.


1st Hunt:  April 5-7, 2024

2nd Hunt:  April 12-14, 2024

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, as well as an application fee, to the Refuge Ranger during the month of January. The quota hunt application fee is $15 per person (cashier's check or money order only, payable to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service). Fees must be submitted with your application for the quota hunt permit.  If drawn for a hunt, no other fees will be assessed.  Index cards or any other form of postcard 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;



 Phone Number 

 Hunt Location (Long Point or Grassy Island) 

 Hunt Date (EXAMPLE-Hunt 2, April__-__) 

Check out attachment below to view an example of the application card.

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

Incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified. All permits will be selected by random computer drawings. Quota hunts limited to 30 permits for each season (15 permits per hunt unit).

Hunters on the Grassy Island Unit must meet the license requirements for Tennessee, and hunters on the Long Point Unit must meet the license requirement for either Tennessee or Kentucky.


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 731/538-2481. 

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An image of a Bald Eagle.
Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge was established to manage the upper third of Reelfoot Lake as a refuge for migratory birds. Reelfoot is a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl and bald eagles.