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Lake Greeson WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. No dogs.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 29-31, 2017. No dogs.
Deer Muzzleloader Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Oct. 12-13, 2017. No dogs.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-22 (no dogs) and Nov. 25-Dec. 6, 2017 (dogs allowed).
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018. No dogs
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with muzzleloader,
  • One buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe with mobility-impaired permit,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer during teh mobility-impaired permit hunt. Click here for details.
  • Three-point rule.
2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2017 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Access

Access points on the west can be found along Hwy 369 between Nashville and Newhope, while from the north, Weyerhaeuser Rd 25520 off of Hwy 70 leads onto the area. From Murfreesboro, take Hwy 19 to Narrows Dam and follow the signs to the Parker Creek Campground, located within the management area in the western shore of the lake.

Age

The area was established as a WMA in 1981.

Camping

Camping is permitted on the area at designated campsites and in three Corps of Engineers campgrounds on the lakeshore.

Description

Typical Athens Piedmont Plateau, rolling hills intensively managed for pine production and pine/hardwood mixed composition along creeks. Portions of the area served as a refuge during the early 60ês and the area now provides approximately 38,000 acres for public recreation.

Hunting Opportunities

Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits. This area is known for producing large bucks. See Current Regulations Book for seasons and permit requirements.

Location

It is in Pike and Howard Counties, approximately 4 miles northwest of Murfreesboro.

Management Practices

Wildlife management practices are integrated with timber management practices to provide quality wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities. These management practices provide substantial open land habitats and stimulate excellent browse production. Several food plots are planted throughout the area and along the lake to supplement natural browse.

Notes

In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Lake Greeson WMA leased lands permit is required to hunt, trap or camp on the area. Leased lands permits may be purchased at any license vendor, AGFC regional office or online at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com/

Ownership

This area is made up of approximately 22,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser Company land, 12,200 acres of other private land and 2,000 acres of U.S. Corps of Engineer property.

Phone

877-777-5580

Purpose

The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Lake Greeson offers good fishing opportunities and the Little Missouri River below the dam offers excellent cool season trout fishing and smallmouth bass fishing. The Crater of Diamond State Park is just south of Murfreesboro.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Facilities are located in Murfreesboro, Kirby, and Daisy. Corp of Engineer campgrounds are equipped with graveled boat ramps.

Safety

Due to the large network of Weyerhaeuser roads that run throughout the area it is recommended that anyone not familiar with the area obtain an area map from the AGFC office.

Detailed Interactive Map Public Use Maps