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Region II Wildlife Management Areas

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TWRA Wildlife Management Areas give Middle Tennessee sportsmen public access to land managed year round for both big and small game.  Find out some of what's happening on your favorite Middle Tennessee WMA.

 

 


AEDC WMA

In Coffee and Franklin Counties. 32,000 acres: An outstanding WMA known for excellent deer hunting, but also good turkey and small game hunting. It also has waterfowl hunting on Woods Reservoir. Lots of hardwoods, pine stands, and food plots on AEDC, including sunflower fields. Excellent dove fields prepared for first segment of dove seasons. AEDC also has a checking station. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Nashville, take I-24 east (toward Chattanooga) and exit at the Arnold Air Force Base exit (#117). Turn right onto Wattendorf Highway. The WMA is on both sides of the highway, all the way to Tullahoma. To get to the check station from the interstate, take Wattendorf Highway past the Air Force Main Gate and turn left onto Winchester Highway. Go three miles and turn right onto Old Brick Church Road. Go two miles and turn left at the check station sign. Maps are outside at the check station.

Manager: Wes Winton (931) 967-6101

Arnold Hollow WMA

In Wayne County. 7,844 acres. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Waynesboro, take Hwy. 64 west (toward Savannah). Turn left (south) onto Arnold Hollow Road. Follow Arnold Hollow Road until you come to the management area signs [on the west side (right) of the road]. Davis Road is just past the WMA boundary and is the access road to the interior of the area.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Bark Camp Barrens WMA

In Coffee County. 2,800 acres. This is one of TWRA’s newest WMAs. Some woodlands and some fields. Big game and small game hunting allowed. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Nashville, take I-24 east to the third Manchester exit (Hwy 55). Go north on Hwy 55 across the interstate and take the first right (Ragsdale Road). Go about five miles to the beginning of the WMA on the right. The WMA is in several tracts, some of which border Ragsdale Road. Hickerson Road intersects Ragsdale Road and passes through part of the WMA.

Manager: Wes Winton (931) 967-6101

Bear Hollow Mountain WMA

In Franklin County. 15,000 acres. This is a mountainous WMA that includes lots of hardwood trees, many foodplots, and regenerating clear cuts. Campground available. This WMA is for both hunters, hiker, and even horseback riders. A walking and horse trail runs through the area. It includes scenic views. Good deer and turkey hunting here if you can handle the mountains. Good small game hunting too, especially for squirrel. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: Located on Highway 16 out of Winchester to Alabama line.

Manager: Stacy Stevenson (931) 968-6215

Beaver Dam Creek WMA

In Hickman County. 7,619 acres. Seasons are same as statewide. Big Game and small game hunting allowed. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions:From Centerville, take Hwy. 100 west (toward Linden). Hwy. 100 divides the area into two parts. The Doochin tract lies on both sides of Hwy. 100 about ? of a mile past Hwy.48. This tract can be accessed from Hwy. 100, Hwy. 48, Arnold Road, Wades Branch Road or Brushy Road. The Samford tract can be accessed by turning right (north) off Hwy. 100 onto Wades Branch Road. Follow Wades Branch Road to Milam Branch Road. Milam Branch Road accesses the east side of the tract. Joe's Branch Road marks the northern boundary of the tract. Everything on the south side (left) of Joe's Branch Road is WMA.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Browntown WMA

In Wayne County. 6,336 acres. Seasons are same as statewide. Big Game and small game hunting allowed. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Waynesboro, take Hwy. 13 south toward Collinwood. Turn right (west) onto Bear Creek Road. Bear Creek Road runs along the south and west sides of the area. Pea Ridge Road accessed the east side of the area and takes you to Scott Road that accesses the north side.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Cedar Hill Swamp WMA

In Robertson County. 200 acres. Small WMA, but open with statewide seasons. Sometimes holds ducks. See hunting guide for more information. 

Directions: From Springfield, take Highway 41 ten miles to the town of Cedar Hill. Turn left and go one mile through town. Turn left onto Goodman Road. Goodman Road ends on the WMA.

Manager: Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510

Cheatham WMA

In Cheatham County. 20,810 acres. Good deer and turkey hunting. Good squirrel hunting. Regenerating clear cuts, lots of standing hardwood, big and small foodplots, a checking station and a firearm range are included in this WMA. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Ashland City, take Hwy 49 toward Charlotte. Cross the river and continue four miles to Hwy. 250. Turn left onto Hwy 250 and go four miles to the WMA entrance, on your left. The check station is three miles from the entrance and maps are outside the check station. The firing range is on the left before you get to the check station and is open noon until dark daily.

Manager: Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510

Cheatham Lake WMA

In Cheatham County. 5,152 acres. Close to Cheatham WMA, but managed more for waterfowl, as the area is adjacent to the Cumberland River. Flooded in the fall and hunted in the winter for ducks and geese. It is, however, open to big and small game hunting. See hunting guide for specifics.  Area includes a wheelchair-bound only blind site. No check station.

Directions: This is the waterfowl area near Ashland City. It is located on Corps of Engineers property on both sides of Cheatham Lake, mostly downstream of the Hwy 49 bridge.

Manager: Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510

Eagle Creek WMA

In Wayne County. 22,000 acres. A rugged WMA that has good deer and turkey hunting. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From the court square in Waynesboro, follow Hwy 64 west two blocks. Turn right onto Clifton Turnpike. The WMA will be about three miles from Waynesboro on both sides of Clifton Turnpike.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Flintville Hatchery WMA

In Lincoln County. 750 acres. A small WMA surrounding TWRA’s Flintville Hatchery, where rainbow trout are reared. Deer hunting is archer only. Area is open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Winchester take Hwy. 64 west toward Fayetteville, just across the Lincoln County line at Flintville look for the entrance to the hatchery on the right. Management Area is on both sides of the road going down to the hatchery.

Manager: Travis Scott (931) 937-8381

Gallatin Steam Plant WMA

In Sumner County. 230 acres. Deer & turkey hunting allowed on this WMA, but only with archery equipment. See hunting guide for more information. A free permit is required. For permit information contact the TWRA Region II Office at (615) 781-6622. Parking in designated areas. Scouting one week prior to season.

Directions: From Gallatin, take Hwy 109 south. Just before crossing the Cumberland River, turn left onto Odom's Bend Road. Follow Odom's Bend Road to Steam Plant Road. Turn right onto Steam Plant Road to Gallatin Steam Plant.

Manager: Dan Lavacot (615) 444-6673

Haley-Jaqueth WMA

In Williamson County. 200 acres. 200 acres, College Grove. Deer - Same as statewide seasons. Archery equipment only; archers must comply with legal blaze orange requirements during muzzleloader and gun seasons. Dove - Same as statewide seasons. Designated fields only. Dog training - Daylight hours only.

Manager: Tommy Edwards (931) 840-4042

Haynes Bottom WMA

In Montgomery County. 971 acres. Waterfowl area adjacent to Cumberland River, but also includes standing timber in an upland style habitat. Area is open with statewide seasons, but with restrictions during waterfowl season. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Clarksville, at the junction of Hwy 41A and Hwy 79 on the west side of town, take Hwy 79 (Dover Road) 2.5 miles to Dotsonville Road. Turn left onto Dotsonville Road and go seven miles to the end of Dotsonville Road. Turn left, go 100 yards and turn left onto Chester Harris Road. Go 2.5 miles and turn left onto Woodrow. The WMA entrance is 1.5 miles on the left. The WMA boundary is marked with yellow plastic posts.

Manager: Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510

Hick Hill WMA

In Lewis County. 3,608 acres. Hunting is open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Hohenwald, take Hwy. 20 east toward Summertown four miles. Turn left (north) onto Little Swan Creek Road, go to Newburg Road take it for ? mile and area will be on east (right) side of the road.

From Summertown, take Hwy. 20 16 miles west toward Hohenwald. Turn right (north) onto Little Swan Creek Road, go to Newburg Road and take it to the area which will be on east (right) side of the road.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Hickory Flats WMA

In Coffee County. 800 acres. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From I-24 take Hwy. 41 south toward Hillsboro. Approximately one mile from the interstate, turn east (left) onto Asbury Road. Go approximately 4/10ths of a mile and part of the area will be on the south (right) side of the road. 1/10 mile after you leave the south side of the area, you come have the boundary of the north side on the left of Asbury Road. Turn left onto Clifton Scott Road and on the left (west) side of the road is the management area.

Manager: Wes Winton (931) 967-6101

Laurel Hill WMA

In Lawrence County. 14,000 acres. Good deer and turkey hunting with lots of standing hardwoods, but also many foodplots and crops. Good small game area for squirrel, rabbit, and quail. Primitive camping ground at nearby Laurel Hill Lake. Area includes a checking station. Maps are available outside at the check station.

Directions: From Columbia, take Hwy 43 to Hwy 20. Follow Hwy 20 through Summertown and turn left on Hwy 240 (Turnpike Road). Take Hwy 240 to Hwy 241 (Napier Road). Turn right on Hwy 241 four miles to Hwy 64.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Maple Springs WMA

In Coffee County. 122 acres. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Manager: Wes Winton (931) 967-6101

Mingo Swamp WMA

In Franklin County. 370 acres. Open with statewide seasons. Waterfowl hunters sometimes sneak up on a few birds here. See hunting guide for more information.

Manager: Stacey Stevenson (931) 968-6215

MTSU WMA

In Hickman County. 995 acres. Open with statewide seasons.  Lots of standing hardwoods. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Centerville, take Hwy 50 five miles across an old iron bridge. Go 100 yards past the bridge and turn right. Go to the top of the hill and turn left. Go three miles to the WMA.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Normandy WMA

In Bedford and Coffee Counties: 750 acres. Adjacent to Normandy Reservoir. It is important to see map of this area to make sure of WMA boundaries. Only a portion of the land around Normandy is open to big and small game hunting. Boat travel is a good way to access the property. 

Old Hickory WMA (Units 1-3)

Sumner, Wilson, and Trousdale Counties. 6,000 acres. Big and small game hunting allowed here, but area is heavily managed for waterfowl hunting. It is important to view map to understand layout of Old Hickory. Much hunting is only accessible by boat. Wheelchair bound waterfowl blind is included in blinds provided to hunters. Hunting guide should be read for complete understanding of hunting use.

Directions: The WMA is the Corps of Engineers property around Old Hickory Lake. The WMA is divided into three units plus a refuge. No check station. Access is from various points around the lake, but much of the WMA is accessible primarily by water.

Manager: Dan Lavacot (615) 444-6673

Old Hickory Lock 5 Refuge

In Trousdale and Wilson Counties. 900 acres. Open to some hunting, that includes squirrel and turkey with statewide seasons. Some deer hunting allowed. See hunting guide for more information.

Owl Hollow Mill WMA

In Franklin County. 3,000 acres. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Manager: Stacey Stevenson (931) 968-6215

Percy Priest WMA (Units I-II)

In Davidson, Rutherford, and Wilson Counties. 14,500 acres. Unit II surrounds Percy Priest Lake. Islands are open for hunting. A map is necessary to view safety (off limit) areas. Good big and small game hunting, plus good small game hunting. Lots of hardwood timber, but also fields on the area. Waterfowl hunting also allowed, but from temporary blinds. Includes a big dog training area on Unit I. This unit has limited hunting, but is also adjacent to Percy Priest Lake.

Directions: The WMA is the Corps of Engineers property around the Percy Priest Lake. Unit I is in the Lavergne area, near Poole Knobs Recreation Area. The rest of the WMA is Unit II. No check station. Access from various points around the lake or by water.

Manager: Glen Rogers (615) 355-0914

Shelton Ferry WMA

In Montgomery County, 628 acres. Open with statewide seasons on most species, but also includes designated deer hunts. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Clarksville, take Hwy 49 south. Turn left at power substation onto Southside Drive. Southside Drive ends in Shelton's Ferry river bottom.

Manager: Randy Cromer (615) 792-4510

Tie Camp WMA

In Wayne County, 8,088 acres. Open with statewide seasons. See hunting guide for more information.

Directions: From Waynesboro, take Hwy. 13 south toward Collinwood. Turn east (left) onto Green River Road. Take Green River Road to Double Branch Road. To access north half of the area turn left onto Risner Ridge Road and to access the south continue on Double Branch Road, after you cross the Natchez Trace Parkway, the south half is on the east (left) side of the road.

Manager: Pam McDonald (931) 762-5749

Williamsport WMA

In Maury County. 1,722 acres. Several small game seasons open with statewide seasons. Good deer and turkey hunting with designated hunts. Dove fields planted every year.

Directions: From Columbia, take Hwy. 50 ten miles toward Centerville. After you cross the Duck River at Williamsport, the entrance to the area will be marked with a large sign. The entrance road is a hard right (Akin Ridge Road is also there, but it is straight as you make the right turn off of Hwy. 50).

Manager: Tommy Edwards (931) 840-4042

Yanahli WMA

Open with statewide season on for most game. 12,800 acres. Food plots on area, lots of timber and fields adjacent to Duck River. Access is by boat or by land. Dove field planted every year.

Directions: From I-65, the area can be accessed from either US 412 or state Hwy. 50. This is the former TVA property along the Duck River, east of Columbia. No checking station. It is in various tracts along the Duck River from Columbia east to the Marshall County line. You will need a map to find your way around Yanahli. You can get a map from the Region 2 office or pick up one at the boat ramp off Iron Bridge Road just off Tom Hitch Parkway.

Manager: Tommy Edwards (931) 840-4042