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Spring quota turkey hunt applications available

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2023 spring turkey quota hunts is open through Jan. 11.

Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at Applications will be accepted until midnight. (CST) Jan. 11. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Hunters have up to 13 choices, but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There are seven sites that include 52 hunts and five youth-only hunts. No person may apply more than once. A computer drawing will be held to determine the successful applicants, based on the priority drawing system.

Youth hunters (ages 6-16 by the date of the hunt) may submit one application for the regular quota hunt and one application for the youth-only quota hunt.

A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004), Lifetime Sportsman (Types 402-405) license holders or seniors with an Annual Senior Sportsman License (Type 167). For all other license holders, the cost is $12 per permit plus the $1 agent fee. There is a $2 fee if application is made on the internet.

Hunters with internet access may apply for a spring turkey quota hunt online by visiting

Once the internet site has been accessed, hunters can follow the on-screen directions.

The 2023 statewide spring turkey season is April 15-May 28.

The statewide Young Sportsman Hunt is April 8-9.

Area Date

Oak Ridge Apr. 15-16

Oak Ridge Apr. 22-23