Deer hunts will soon be held on the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area (ORWMA). Each hunt occurs on a Saturday/Sunday and each hunt has a “scout day” associated with it on the Saturday preceding the hunt. The first of those scout days is this coming Saturday (10/22).
The dates for the 2016 deer hunts are as follows:
Oct 22 (Sat) Scout Day for First Hunt (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Oct 29-30 (Sat-Sun) First Hunt
Nov 5 (Sat) Scout Day for Second Hunt (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Nov 12-13 (Sat-Sun) Second Hunt
Dec 3 (Sat) Scout Day for Third Hunt (7:00 am – 4:30 pm)
Dec 10-11 (Sat-Sun) Third Hunt
ORWMA deer hunts are limited to 1050 hunters (600 archery & 450 shotgun/muzzleloader permit holders) per weekend, 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 is attached) 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 2016 deer hunts, please visit ORNL’s Hunt Website at http://web.ornl.gov/sci/rmal/hunts/ or contact TWRA Wildlife Management Coordinator Kelly Roy, 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.