Deer Quota Hunt

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Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the wildlife you hunt and for the forest and fields in which you walk.  Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience.  It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person.  

~Fred Bear


Deer Quota Hunt Information


Season: 1) November 5-7, 2021

              2) November 12-14, 2021

Bag Limit: THREE deer. Only one may be antlered. An antlerless deer can be harvested during the Hatchie NWR archery season and must be harvested BEFORE an antlered deer. Harvested deer count as bonus deer. 

 Permits:  Quota hunt, see below for application procedure.

Application Procedures 

To apply for a permit, applicants must submit a stamped, self-address U.S Postal Service postcard to the Refuge Manager. Index cards and any other post card other than the U.S. Postal Service postcard will not be accepted. A party of up to four hunters may apply on the same postcard. One hunters information on the front of the card, up to three hunters on the back with the following information for each participant: 



 Contact Number

 Hunt Location (Hatchie) 

Hunt Date (Example-Hunt 2, Nov. __-__)

Place your entry card inside an envelope and mail to the refuge at the address below.

Hatchie NWR

6772 Hwy 76 South

Stanton, TN 38069


This is what your application card should look like upon completion

Incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified. Applications will be accepted during the month of July for the deer hunt. All permits will be selected by random drawing.

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.