Turkey Quota Hunt


  • First Hunt: (Youth Hunt):  March 27-28, 2021
  • Second Hunt:  April 8-11, 2021
  • Third Hunt:  April 15-18, 2021
  • Fourth Hunt:  April 22-25, 2021


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, 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 __-__)



This is 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.