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Lake Greeson WMA

Zone County
410 Howard, Pike

Lake Greeson WMA is a leased land WMA, meaning hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Lake Greeson WMA leased lands permit (LLG) along with a free annual General Use Permit (WMP). Permits are available online by clicking “Buy Licenses” at or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.

2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Waterfowl
2023-24 Crow

Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024. Open Thursdays through Mondays only. No limit.

2023-24 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2023 and Dec. 29-31, 2023
Deer Muzzleloader Mobility Impaired (permit hunt): Nov. 2-3, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-22, 2023 (no dogs) and Nov. 25-Dec. 6, 2022 (dogs allowed)
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2023 and Jan. 6-7, 2024

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. Other seasons remain open during muzzleloader mobility impaired permit hunt.
  • Three-point rule.
2023-24 Quail

Nov. 1, 2023-Feb. 5, 2024. Daily limit – 6, possession limit -12. 

2023-24 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024. Daily limit – 8, possession limit – 16. 

2024-25 Squirrel

May 15, 2024-Feb. 28, 2025. Dogs allowed. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.

2024 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 15-May 5, 2024. One legal turkey.


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.


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 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 (LLG). (No permit is required for mobility impaired hunters hunting during the mobility impaired permit hunt).

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


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.


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.


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.




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.


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.