NASHVILLE — The application period deadline is nearing for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2022 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 12. Applications can be made online at, or at a TWRA license agent, or TWRA regional office.
    Hunters have up to 13 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There are a total of 13 hunts listed and five youth-only hunts. No person may apply more than once. A computer drawing will be held to determine the successful applications based on the priority drawing system.
    Youth hunters (ages 6-16 by the date of the hunt) may submit one application for the regular quota hunt and one application for the youth-only quota hunt.
    A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004) license holders, Lifetime Sportsman (Types 402-405) license holders, or seniors with an Annual Senior Sportsman License (Type 167). For all other license holders, the cost is $12 per permit plus any additional fees.
    The 2022 statewide spring turkey season is April 2-May 15. The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is March 26-27. For the counties in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) Unit consisting of Dyer, Lake, Lauderdale, Shelby, and Tipton counties, and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wayne counties in southern Middle Tennessee, spring turkey season is April 16-May 15. The Young Sportsman Hunt in those areas is April 9-10.
    Hunt Code Area Date Quota
    01 Chuck Swan State Forest Mar. 24-26 150
    02 Chuck Swan State Forest Mar. 31-Apr. 2 150
    03 Chuck Swan State Forest Apr. 7-9 150
    04 Chuck Swan State Forest Apr. 14-16 150
    05 Chuck Swan State Forest Apr. 21-23 150
    06 Happy Hollow Apr. 2-5 50
    07 Happy Hollow Apr. 16-19 50
    08 Oak Ridge Apr. 9-10 225
    09 Oak Ridge Apr. 23-24 225
    10 Yuchi Refuge Mar. 18-20 10
    11 Yuchi Refuge Apr. 1-3 10
    12 Yuchi Refuge Apr. 8-10 10
    13 Yuchi Refuge Apr. 29-May 1 10

    Youth-Only Hunts
    Area Date Quota
    Tellico West Mar. 26-27 5
    Tellico West Apr. 23-24 5
    Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit) Mar. 26-27 5
    Tellico (McGhee Carson Unit) Apr. 23-24 5
    Yuchi Refuge Mar. 12-13 15