Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985. It has the largest tract of bottomland hardwood forest in Tennessee, and lies in the Lower Mississippi River floodplain.
2022-2023 Chickasaw NWR Public Use Brochure

Visit Us

There are times when we all need to unwind and enjoy the outdoors.  You can do that at the Chickasaw NWR.  You may enjoy observing the refuge from the viewing tower, exploring trails, driving the roads in search of wildlife, or making memories by hunting alongside a friend or family member. 

Location and Contact Information

      About Us

      Established in 1985, the refuge gets its name from the Chickasaw Indians, who historically occupied portions of west Tennessee, including Lauderdale County in which the refuge is located.  

      What We Do

      The refuge practices various management techniques to provide optimum habitat for wintering waterfowl. Refuge lands offer different habitats for a diversity of wildlife species. 

      Our Species

      Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge is especially important for migratory birds. However, there are so many other wildlife species to see at the refuge.

      Our Library

      Our virtual library is a collection of refuge documents, brochures, and quota hunt applications. A one-stop-shop for all your reading needs!

      An image of a turkey flock in a field.

      Seasons: 

       First Hunt: (Youth Hunt):  April 9-10, 2022   Second Hunt:  April 21-24, 2022   Third Hunt:  April 28-May 1, 2022   Fourth Hunt:  May 5-8, 2022 

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