Oak Ridge Reservation Hunt Information

Oak Ridge Reservation Hunt Information

Oak Ridge Reservation
Turkey Hunts

Information for Hunts

2018 Spring Turkey Drawings

The application window for the 2018 Spring Turkey Quota hunts is Dec 13, 2017, through midnight, January 18, 2018. Please click the link below to find more information on TWRA's website.

More Information

Turkey scouting date: 7 a.m. to noon EST April 7th for the April 14-15 and April 28-29 permit holders and approved youth only.

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.

2018 Turkey Quota Hunts:

April 7th (Sat)                  Scout Day

April 14-15 (Sat-Sun)     First Hunt
April 28-29 (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 any aspect of the hunt, please refer to TWRA's website or call Oak Ridge Wildlife Managers Aubrey Deck (865-755-4930) or Shannon Young (865-755-4845).

You may also stop by or call the Checking Station (865-576-2380) on Bethel Valley Road prior to 1:00 p.m. on scouting and hunting days to discuss questions or concerns.



2018 Turkey Hunt Map

2018 Turkey Hunt Information

2018 Turkey Hunt Map Book


Ongoing Turkey Harvests, 1997-current

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.