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Lake Greeson WMA

Zone: 410

Counties: Howard, Pike

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Waterfowl
2022-23 Crow

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2022-23 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2022 and Dec. 29-31, 2022
Deer Muzzleloader Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Nov. 3-4, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-23, 2022 (no dogs) and Nov. 26-Dec. 7, 2022 (dogs allowed)
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Jan. 7-8, 2023

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 and one doe with mobility-impaired permit,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • No antler restrictions during muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt.
  • Three-point rule.
2022-23 Quail

Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2022-23 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2022-23 Squirrel

May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2022 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-May 8, 2022. One legal turkey.

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.

Area Notes
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at agfc.com or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • Hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Lake Greeson WMA leased lands permit (no permit is required for mobility impaired hunters hunting during the mobility impaired permit hunt).
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 60s 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.

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.

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 Engineers property.

Phone

833-372-2434

Purpose

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

Recreation Other Than Hunting
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.

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