Region 4 Dove Fields

Region 4 - East Tennessee

TWRA Region 4
Current fields as of September 6, 2017.   Please check this page often for changes and additions.

Remember shotgun plugs and Migratory Bird Permit. Hunter Education required for those born on or after January, 1, 1969.

*Note:  Capacity may be limited on some fields depending on hunter turnout.

  • Region 4 WMA Fields
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    Buffalo Springs

    Crops planted: 10  acres of sunflower, 2 acres of buckwheat, 3 acres of corn

    Hunt Dates: Same as statewide seasons. Opens at noon on September 1.

    Maximum field capacity 65 hunters. 

    Field will not be accessible until 10 a.m.

    *Note:  Capacity may be limited on some fields depending on hunter turnout.

    Directions: ​ (Grainger County) From Knoxville take the Rutledge Pike Exit (Hwy. 11W) off Interstate 40 north through Blaine to Joppa. Just past Joppa School, take the first road to the right (Owl Hole Gap Road), go 3.7 miles and turn right on Indian Ridge Road. Then go 0.6 miles and turn left on the gravel road at the Buffalo Springs WMA sign.

    From Jefferson City , TN take Hwy 92 toward Rutledge. Go 1.4 miles north past Cherokee Dam and turn left on Owl Hole Gap Rd. Then go 4.9 miles and turn left on Indian Ridge Road . Then go 0.6 miles and turn left on the gravel road at the Buffalo Springs WMA sign. 

    GPS Coordinates: N 36.20694, W -83.56221

    WMA Small Game Permit is required.

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    Chuck Swan

    Crops planted:  30 acres of top sown wheat

    Hunt Dates: Same as statewide seasons. Opens at noon on September 1.

    Directions: Take Hwy. 33N out of Knoxville, cross Norris Lake; go approximately 1 mile and turn left on Sharps Chapel Road; this dead ends into Chuck Swan. Dove fields will be at the end of Forks of the River Rd. (about 14 miles from the gates).

    WMA Small Game Permit is required.

    GPS Coordinates: N36.28044, W-84.01107

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    Forks Of The River

    Crops planted: 60 acres of sunflower and  8 acres of wheat top sown. 

    Hunt Dates:   September 1 (12:00 noon),  2, 9, and every day thereafter during the statewide dove seasons.  Capacity may be limited on some fields depending on hunter turnout.   Hunting allowed on designated fields only.

    Directions: In Knoxville, cross the South Knoxville Bridge and exit right at the first exit. Turn left and continue to the end of road. Turn right on Island Home Ave and continue past Ijams Nature Center. Cross railroad track, and turn at next left on McClure Road. Go to the end of the road.

    WMA Small Game Permit is required.

    GPS Coordinates: N35.95283, W-83.85919 

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    Forks Of The River--Youth/Adult Field

    Crops planted: 9 acres of sunflower and 6 acres of wheat top sown. 

    Hunt Dates:   Youth/Adult field is open Sept. 1, 2 and 9 to youths who must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may also hunt this field.  Returns to same as statewide season and open to all hunters beginning on Sept. 10.  

    ****Field will be marked with sign allowing any adult with a youth 6-16 to hunt that field on Sept. 1, 2, 9.   Capacity may be limited on field depending on hunter turnout.   Hunting allowed on designated fields only.

    Directions: In Knoxville, cross the South Knoxville Bridge and exit right at the first exit. Turn left and continue to the end of road. Turn right on Island Home Ave and continue past Ijams Nature Center. Cross railroad track, and turn at next left on McClure Road. Go to the end of the road.

    WMA Small Game Permit is required.

    GPS Coordinates: N35.95400, W-83.85200 

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    Joachim Bible Refuge Field (NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY)

    Crops planted:   38 acres of top sown wheat, 2 acres of buckwheat bush hogged

    Hunt Dates:    Juvenile/adult only.  Opens Sept. 2 and every day thereafter during the first and second statewide segments.

    *This field may be hunted by youths (ages 6-16) and the accompanying licensed adult. 

    *Note:  Capacity may be limited on some fields depending on hunter turnout.

    Directions: Get off Exit 15 on I-81; take Hwy. 340 South (i.e., Fish Hatchery Road). Then go 4 miles and turn left on Hwy. 348 West. Then go 3.5 miles and turn right at Concord Road (Pettit’s Grocery). Then go 1.2 miles and turn right at Matthews Lane. The field is at the end of the road. 

    WMA Small Game Permit is required

    GPS Coordinates: N36.15599, W -83.08296

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    Kyles Ford

    Crops planted:   23.5 acres of top-sown wheat, 3 acres of buckwheat bush hogged, and 3.5 acres of millet bush hogged.

    Hunt Dates:   Same as statewide season. Opens at noon on September 1.

    Directions:   From Morristown, travel 6.1 miles on U.S. 25E north. Take U.S. 11W north and travel 19.8 miles toward Rogersville. Take Hwy. 70 north and travel 16.8 miles to Kyles Ford. Turn right on Horton Ford Road and travel approximately 1 mile to the dove field.

    WMA Small Game Permit is required.

    GPS Coordinates:   N36.58102, W -83.01802

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    Lick Creek (Mohawk Field: NON-TOXIC SHOT ONLY)

    Crops planted:    48 acres of wheat, 2 acres of buckwheat

    Hunt Dates:   Open Sept. 1 (opens at noon), Sept 2 is youth/adult only from sunrise to noon, opens on Sept. 3 with statewide seasons   *Note:  Capacity may be limited on some fields depending on hunter turnout.

    Directions: Take McDonald Road and turn south on to South Mohawk Road and go approximately 1.5 miles and the field is on the left.

    WMA Small Game Permit is required. 

    GPS Coordinates: N36.15576, W-83.0755

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