The Tennessee and Hiwassee River watersheds provide hunting opportunities for a variety of big and small game, including waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes.
Drawings are held each October for seasonal blind/spots, located to the north and east of Chattanooga. Waterfowl hunting is permitted Thursday – Sunday, and the first and last day of duck season.
Waterfowl hunting permits and WMA seasons are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources agency.
Flat water kayaking/canoeing, birding
TWRA licensed hunters only: blinds, boats
Distance from Outdoor Chattanooga to Hiwassee Check Station
45.3 miles | 55 minutes
Waterfowl seasons begin late November and run through early February
September 1 – March 15 (Except for late duck season)
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region III
464 Industrial Blvd.
Crossville, TN 38555
Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge Check Station
525 Priddy Lane
Birchwood, TN 37308