Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the safety and welfare of all under the current circumstances related to COVID-19, the 2020 Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area Turkey Hunts have been cancelled.
This cancellation includes the scout day (March 21st) and all hunt days (March 28-29 and April 18-19). There are no plans to reschedule these events for 2020.
If you have any questions regarding this cancellation, please contact TWRA Wildlife Management Area Manager, Shannon Young (865-755-4845), or Evin Carter, PhD, Wildlife Ecologist (865.341.0039)
The Gallaher Bend and North Boundary Greenways will be included in scheduled turkey hunts on the Oak Ridge Wildlife Management Area (ORWMA). These hunts are managed jointly by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). The hunts are limited to 225 hunters per weekend, pre-selected in a quota drawing. Only hunters holding a valid quota permit are authorized to be in hunting zones during designated hunting hours. Haw Ridge Park is not included in the spring turkey hunts.
Gallaher Bend and North Boundary Greenways will be closed to the public on the following dates:
March 21, 2020 from 7 AM to 12 PM (Scout Day)
March 28 & 29, 2020 until 1 PM (First Hunt)
April 18 & 19, 2020 until 1 PM (Second Hunt)
For more information, contact Jon Hetrick, Director of the City’s Recreation & Parks Department, at (865) 425-3446.