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Region 4 (East Tennessee) Dove Fields

TWRA Region 4 - East Tennessee


Region 4 WMA Dove Fields

Buffalo Springs
Chuck Swan
Forks Of The River
Kyles Ford
Lick Creek Bottoms


Remember shotgun plugs and Migratory Bird Permit. Hunter Education required for those born on or after January, 1, 1969.

Buffalo Springs

Crops planted: 17 acres total of corn, wheat, popcorn, sunflower, and top sown wheat.

Hunt Dates: Same as statewide seasons. Opens at noon on September 1.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: (Grainger County) From Knoxville take the Rutledge Pike Exit (Hwy. 11W) off Interstate 40 north through Blaine to Joppa. Just past Joppa School, take the first road to the right (Owl Hole Gap Road), go 3.7 miles and turn right on Indian Ridge Road. Then go 0.6 miles and turn left on the gravel road at the Buffalo Springs WMA sign. 

From Jefferson City , TN take Hwy 92 toward Rutledge. Go 1.4 miles north past Cherokee Dam and turn left on Owl Hole Gap Rd. Then go 4.9 miles and turn left on Indian Ridge Road . Then go 0.6 miles and turn left on the gravel road at the Buffalo Springs WMA sign.

GPS Coordinates: N36 12.577, W83 33.952

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Chuck Swan

Crops planted: 75 acres of wheat and millet.

Hunt Dates: Same as statewide seasons. Opens at noon on September 1.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: Take Hwy. 33N out of Knoxville, cross Norris Lake; go approximately 1 mile and turn left on Sharps Chapel Road; this dead ends into Chuck Swan. Dove fields will be at the end of Forks of the River Rd. (about 14 miles from the gates).

GPS Coordinates: N36 17.310, W84 01.236

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Forks Of The River

Crops planted: 43 acres (sunflower, millet, buckwheat, & top-sown wheat)

Hunt Dates: September 1, 2, 7, and every day thereafter during the statewide dove seasons.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: In Knoxville, cross the South Knoxville Bridge and exit right at the first exit. Turn left and continue to the end of road. Turn right on Island Home Ave and continue past Ijams Nature Center. Cross railroad track, and turn at next left on McClure Road. Go to the end of the road.

GPS Coordinates: N35 57.168, W83 51.554

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Whaley Tract

Due to weather, the corn at the Youth Dove field (Whaley Tract) cannot be chopped, therefore the field will not be ready on September 2.  The Agency will make every attempt to have this field ready by Sept 7.

Each youth (ages 6-16) must be accompanied by a licensed adult, 21 years of age or older, who may also hunt.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: 
From John Sevier Hwy. - Take Burnette Creek Road and travel 2.4 miles. The field is on the right.
From Island Home Rd. - Travel .7 miles on Burnette Creek Road.  The field is on the left.

GPS Coordinates: N35 56.206, W83 51.002

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Kyles Ford

Crops planted: 30 acres of top-sown wheat. 

Hunt Dates: Same as statewide season. Opens at noon on September 1.  

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: From Morristown, travel 6.1 miles on U.S. 25E north. Take U.S. 11W north and travel 19.8 miles toward Rogersville. Take Hwy. 70 north and travel 16.8 miles to Kyles Ford. Turn right on Horton Ford Road and travel approximately 1 mile to the dove field.

GPS Coordinates: N36 34.728, W83 01.296

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Lick Creek Bottoms

South Mohawk Field

Crops planted: 60 acres of wheat, millet, and buckwheat.

Hunt Dates: (non-toxic shot only) Opens at noon on September 1, and everyday thereafter during statewide season except September 2 is youth/adult only from sunrise to noon and then open to all hunters.

Directions: Take McDonald Road and turn south on to South Mohawk Road and go approximately 1.5 miles and the field is on the left.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

GPS Coordinates: N36 09.271, W83 04.172

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Joachim Bible Refuge

Crops planted: 30 acres of wheat, millet, and buckwheat.

Hunt Dates: (non-toxic shot only) Juvenile/adult only.  Opens Sept. 2 and every day thereafter during the first and second statewide segments.

WMA Small Game Permit is required.

Directions: Joachim Bible Refuge: Get off Exit 15 on I-81; take Hwy. 340 South (i.e., Fish Hatchery Road). Then go 4 miles and turn left on Hwy. 348 West. Then go 3.5 miles and turn right at Concord Road (Pettit’s Grocery). Then go 1.2 miles and turn right at Matthews Lane. The field is at the end of the road. 

GPS Coordinates: N36 09.374, W83 05.193

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