Oak Ridge Reservation Hunt Information

Oak Ridge Reservation Hunt Information

Oak Ridge Reservation
Turkey Hunts

Information for Hunts

2017 Spring Turkey Drawings

The application period for the 2017 Spring Turkey Quota hunts will be held from December 14 through midnight January 18, 2017. You can view the instruction sheet to find out what hunts are available this year.

More Information

Turkey scouting date: 7 a.m. to noon EST Mar. 25 for the Apr. 8-9 and Apr. 22-23 permit holders and approved youths only. All listed times are Eastern Daylight Savings Time or Eastern Standard Time.

Hunts are subject to cancellation
NOTE: Maps presented for information only, refer to TWRA/DOE provided information for scouting/hunting decisions.

Contact 865-574-9836 prior to scouting and hunt dates for information.

2017 Turkey Hunts

March 25 (Saturday)            Scout Day

April 8-9 (Sat-Sun)              First Hunt
April 22-23 (Sat-Sun)         Second Hunt

ORWMA turkey hunts are limited to 225 hunters per weekend, pre-selected in a quota drawing. Scouting and hunting ends at noon each day. Please plan your activities so that you are not in the field, in a hunt zone, prior to 1:00 pm on hunt dates (unless authorized). Greenways in designated hunt zones are closed to the public until 1:00 pm on turkey scouting and hunting dates.

If you have any questions regarding the turkey hunt map, map text, or any other aspect of the hunt plans, please don't hesitate to contact me, or TWRA wildlife managers Aubrey Deck (755-4930) and Shannon Young (755-4845). You may also call or stop by the Checking Station (576-2380) on Bethel Valley Road prior to 1:00 pm on scouting and hunting dates to discuss questions or concerns.



2017 Turkey Hunt Map

2017 Turkey Hunt Information



2016 Turkey Hunt Map

2016 Turkey Hunt Information


2015 Turkey Hunt Map

2014 Turkey Hunt Map


Turkey Hunt Data (Weight)
Turkey Hunt Data (Age)
Turkey Hunt Data (By Spur Length)
Turkey Hunt Data (By Beard Length)
 


2017 Turkey Hunt Information - 2 Hunts
Adult 25 80.6%
Juvenile 6 19.4%
  TOTAL 31
Retained 0 0%
Heaviest 23.7 lbs (12.1" beard - 1.1" spur)
Average Weight 18.5 lbs  
Longest Beard 12.1"  
Average Beard Length 9.1"  
Longest Spur 1.5"  
Average Spur Length 0.9"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.


2016 Spring Turkey Hunt Information - 2 Hunts
Adult 23 85.2%
Juvenile 4 14.8%
  TOTAL 27
Retained 0 0%
Heaviest 23.6 lbs (10.0" beard - 0.9" spur)
Average Weight 18.1 lbs  
Longest Beard 11.2"  
Average Beard Length 8.6"  
Longest Spur 1.3"  
Average Spur Length 0.8"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.


2015 Spring Turkey Hunt Information - 2 Hunts
Adult 42 93.3%
Juvenile 3 6.7%
  TOTAL 45
Retained 0 0%
Heaviest 25.0 lbs (10.0" beard - 1.25" spur)
Average Weight 19.5 lbs  
Longest Beard 11.5"  
Average Beard Length 9.7"  
Longest Spur 1.5"  
Average Spur Length 0.8"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.


2014 Spring Turkey Hunt Information - 2 Hunts
Adult 21 87.5%
Juvenile 3 12.5%
  TOTAL 24
Retained 0 0%
Heaviest 23.6 lbs (9.7" beard - 0.8" spur)
Average Weight 18.9 lbs  
Longest Beard 11.5"  
Average Beard Length 9.1"  
Longest Spur 1.3"  
Average Spur Length 0.8"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.


2013 Spring Turkey Hunt Information - 2 Hunts
Adult 36 90.0%
Juvenile 4 10.0%
  TOTAL 40
Retained 0 0%
Heaviest 23.3 lbs (11.0" beard - 0.8" spur)
Average Weight 18.3 lbs  
Longest Beard 11.5"  
Average Beard Length 9.4"  
Longest Spur 1.5"  
Average Spur Length 0.8"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.


Summary Fall Turkey Hunt Information Stats (2010 - 2015)
Male 1 16.7%
Female 5 83.3%
  TOTAL 6
Retained 0 0%
Average Weight Overall 10.4 lbs  
Average Weight Male 18.0 lbs  
Average Weight Female 8.9 lbs  


Summary Spring Turkey Hunt Information Stats (1997 - 2016)
Adult 728 86.8%
Juvenile 111 13.2%
  TOTAL 839
Retained 3 0.4%
Heaviest 25.7 lbs (11.5" beard - 1.5" spur)
Average Weight (Overall) 18.7 lbs  
Average Weight (Juvenile) 14.0 lbs  
Average Weight (Adult) 19.5 lbs  
Longest Beard 13.5"  
Average Beard Length 9.2"  
Longest Spur 1.5"  
Average Spur Length 0.8"  
 
For aging purposes turkeys are classed as either juvenile or adult.