Located on Edgemoor road east of Solway park, Haw Ridge is an excellent park for walking, running, and bicycling. The 780 acre park was donated to the City of Oak Ridge in 1972 by the Department of the Interior for recreational use. The park is closed on TWRA hunt days. For more detailed information about the park including trail maps and photos, please check out the Friends of Haw Ridge website.
TWRA Hunt Dates 2017
The dates for the 2017 deer hunts are as follows:
Oct 28 (Sat)
Scout Day for Nov 4-5 Hunt and for Nov 11-12 Hunt (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Nov 4-5 (Sat-Sun)
Nov 11-12 (Sat-Sun)
Dec 2 (Sat)
Scout Day for Dec 9-10 Hunt (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
*The public will be able to use the Haw Ridge and Melton Lake Greenway this weekend, December 2nd and 3rd, during the scout date. However, Haw Ridge and Melton lake Greenway phase four (which includes the portion from Haw Ridge parking lot to Melton Lake) will be off limits to the public on Saturday December 9th and Sunday December 10th during the hunt for the public’s safety. The section of Melton Lake Greenway along the lake including the boardwalk, however, will be available to the public on those dates.
Dec 9-10 (Sat-Sun)
ORWMA deer hunts are limited to 1050 hunters per weekend (600 archery & 450 shotgun/muzzleloader/archery permit holders), pre-selected in a quota drawing. Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before official sunrise until 30 minutes after official sunset. Please plan your activities so that neither you, nor personnel you are responsible for, are in the field in a hunt zone (hunt map link above) during scouting times or on hunt dates (unless authorized). Greenways in designated hunt zones are closed to the public during scouting times and on hunt dates (signs to that effect will be posted on the greenways).
If you have any questions regarding the 2017 deer hunts, please visit ORNL’s Hunt Website at http://web.ornl.gov/sci/rmal/hunts/ or contact me or TWRA wildlife managers Aubrey Deck (755-4930) and/or Shannon Young (755-4845). You may also call or stop by the Checking Station (576-2380) on Bethel Valley Road from 7:30 am until noon on scouting dates to discuss questions or concerns.