Hatchie NWR Deer Quota Hunt Information

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Hatchie NWR Deer Quota Hunt Information

 Season: 1) Nov 3-5, 2023

              2) Nov 10-12, 2023

Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than one antlered.  Harvested deer count as bonus deer. 

 Permits:  Quota hunt, see below for application procedure.

Application Procedures 

To apply for a permit, applicants must submit a stamped, self-address U. S. Postal Service postcard to the Refuge Manager. Index cards and any other post card other than the U.S. Postal Service postcard will not be accepted. A party of up to four hunters may apply on the same postcard. One hunter’s information on the front of the card, up to three hunters on the back with the following information for each participant: 



 Contact Number

 Hunt Location (Hatchie) 

Hunt Date (Example-Hunt 2, Nov. __-__)

Place your entry card inside an envelope and mail to the refuge:

Hatchie NWR

6772 Hwy 76 South

Stanton, TN 38069

Incomplete or duplicate applications will be disqualified.  Applications will ONLY be accepted during the month of July for the deer hunt.  All applications need to be submitted by FRIDAY, July 29th, at 4:00 p.m.  All permits will be selected by random drawing.


Both the juvenile and his/her supervising adult must apply together on the same postcard in order to be eligible for a refuge permit. If selected, the juvenile must be under direct supervision of the adult during the hunt.

If you need more information, please contact the refuge at 731/538-2481. 

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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge encompasses 11,556 acres in west Tennessee, and serves as an important resting and feeding area for wintering waterfowl and other migratory birds.