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TWRA Region III (Cumberland Plateau)

Sandhill crane on the Hiwassee Refuge

Location & General Information

464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
(get driving directions)

Contact the TWRA Region III Staff

For more information concerning the TWRA Region III area, please call us at (931) 484-9571 or 1-800-262-6704 if calling from within the state of Tennessee.

Welcome to Region III. The Crossville office is one of four regional offices found across the state. Located on the Cumberland Plateau it is headquarters for biologists, managers, secretaries, fisheries personnel and wildlife officers working in the 24 counties that make up Region III.

Region III is also home to over 23 of the state's nearly 100 Wildlife Management Areas. Ranging in size from 53 acres to nearly 625,000 acres, these areas provide sportsmen with unique hunting opportunities found no where else.

Edge TrekkerRegion III is further broken down into Law Enforcement “Districts” in order to more efficiently enforce hunting, fishing and boating rules and regulations along with meeting the needs of the sportsmen and public in those counties.

In addition, the Region III headquarters also includes TWRA’s sales office where hunters, anglers, and boaters can stop by during weekday business hours and purchase hunting/fishing licenses, permits, or boat registrations. Our office is open 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Region III News


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Knoxville Quail Forever Chapter will sponsor a quail hunt at the McGhee-Carson Unit of the Tellico Lake WMA. This hunt will be for Young Sportsman ages 10-to-16 who have passed a Hunter Safety class. The hunt will start at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. Each young sportsman will need to be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. Because of time and space, this hunt will be limited to the first 40 who call and register.

Each young sportsman along with the non-hunting adult, a dog handler, and a dog will enter a field where quail have been released. When a dog finds a quail, the young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest the bird. Each young sportsman will be given the opportunity to harvest three birds. There will be four fields available, so several participants can be accommodated each hour. Each young sportsman should bring the shotgun and shells they will use in the field.

Lunch will be provided by the Quail Forever Chapter. The TWRA will have other activities for the Young Sportsman to participate in: skeet shooting and 22 target shooting. To register, please call David Whitehead at 423-884-6767 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please leave the Young Sportsman’s name and address and contact telephone number where they can be reached in case there is a weather problem.