Chattanooga Bow Hunting Opportunity

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For Tennessee archery hunters, additional public hunting is available on Lovell Field Wildlife Management Area. Through a cooperative agreement between the Chattanooga Airport Authority and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, approximately 200 acres that surround the Chattanooga airport are open for permitted bow hunting.

Six hunts have been established on the wildlife management area, with up to 10 hunters being able to participate on each hunt. Each hunt will be three days in length and have a bag limit of one either-sex deer. Hunt dates for the 2003 deer season are Sept. 26-28, Oct .10-12, Oct. 24-26, Nov. 14-16, Nov. 28-30, and Dec. 12-14. Hunting permits will be allocated through a hand held drawing. The drawing will be held at Chester Frost Park (Shelter #4) in Chattanooga on August 16. To participate, hunters must sign up for the drawing between 9 am and noon at Chester Frost. The drawing will be held at noon and hunters must be present at the drawing to be selected. Hunters must be 10 years old or older to apply.

To get to Chester Frost Park: from I-75 take Hwy 153 N for 5-6 miles. Turn right on Gold Point Circle. Follow Gold Point Circle across causeway and turn left after crossing causeway. Then follow the signs to Shelter #4.

For more information on Lovell Field WMA, please contact the Region 3 TWRA Crossville office at (931) 484-9571.