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#1495339 - 09/10/09 08:02 PM Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA???
drrxnupe
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So I've always been told that after you smoke crack for the 1st time, you immediately get hooked. I also understand that smoking gobblers gives you a very similiar rush. With that being said, I bout ready to grab my pipe and get my smoke on .

So I've looked for public land in the Nashville area and came across the North Percy Priest WMA maps on TWRA's site. Low and behold, a huge portion of the WMA (near Smith Springs and Stewarts Ferry/New Hope Rds.) is within a 10-15 minute drive from my house. I've hiked these areas in the past not knowing they were WMAs. Thus far I've seen deer tracks and a rabbit or two but no turkeys.

Does anybody here hunt any of these areas? What other nearby WMAs would you suggest?

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#1495351 - 09/10/09 08:11 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
trealtree
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No turkeys there. Try Old HIckory...... Seriously there are a few and I mean a few I dont consider it a good huntable population. I have seen 1 hen there in the past 5,000 times I have been there. I see turkeys on Old HIckory every time I go.
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#1496522 - 09/11/09 02:33 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
drrxnupe
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What about WMA around Hobson Pike and 840?
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#1497664 - 09/12/09 04:11 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
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Alot more turkeys in that area. UNIT 1 is covered up with turkeys, but you can only hunt monday thru thursday or something like that check the hunting guide.
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#1498984 - 09/13/09 05:25 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: trealtree]
beancounter
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Fall tueky is archery only on Percy Priest
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#1499135 - 09/13/09 07:10 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: beancounter]
drrxnupe
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To my understanding, Fall Turkey is archery only in Unit 1. Unit 2 is open for shotguns.
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#1499903 - 09/14/09 08:25 AM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
beancounter
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You ar ecorrect I stand corrected
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#1500031 - 09/14/09 09:43 AM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: beancounter]
beancounter
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Wht about the Unit 2 areas to the south off of 840
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#1504389 - 09/16/09 02:53 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: beancounter]
drrxnupe
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 Originally Posted By: beancounter
Wht about the Unit 2 areas to the south off of 840


I've seen turkeys in fields going down 840.

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#1512693 - 09/21/09 10:50 AM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
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I drove around to some of the WMA areas on PP. All in all, most of the areas in the North and Middle PP WMA are only accesible by boat ... unless you know someone who will let you park on their property. If some of those land owners read this message, please PM me . There are no parking & no trepassing signs all over the place surrounding the WMAs. Apparently we've got a bunch of idiots that dump trash in the areas so now land owners don't want anyone around.

I also spoke to staff at Stones River firing range this weekend. Although the land around that area (both sides of Hobson Pike) is listed as fair game on the TWRA maps (updated in 2006), the staff say that hunting is absolutely NOT allowed. They also said that the state and the Corps have been doing some land swapping. Therefore if you hunt PP WMAs, be sure the area you hunt is still fair game.

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#1524834 - 09/28/09 08:31 AM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe
I drove around to some of the WMA areas on PP. All in all, most of the areas in the North and Middle PP WMA are only accesible by boat ... unless you know someone who will let you park on their property. If some of those land owners read this message, please PM me . There are no parking & no trepassing signs all over the place surrounding the WMAs. Apparently we've got a bunch of idiots that dump trash in the areas so now land owners don't want anyone around.

I also spoke to staff at Stones River firing range this weekend. Although the land around that area (both sides of Hobson Pike) is listed as fair game on the TWRA maps (updated in 2006), the staff say that hunting is absolutely NOT allowed. They also said that the state and the Corps have been doing some land swapping. Therefore if you hunt PP WMAs, be sure the area you hunt is still fair game.


I want to hear more about this land swapping? Did they say what tracts were effected?
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#1525052 - 09/28/09 10:10 AM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: trealtree]
drrxnupe
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"I want to hear more about this land swapping? Did they say what tracts were effected? "

The guy at the firing range didn't say specifically but he sort of pointed around the Lamar Hill/Fates Sanders area on the map. He said that the Corps has given the state control over a small area. I don't know if that changes whether or not hunting is still allowed??? You may want to give the resource manager a call to be sure.

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#1525356 - 09/28/09 01:01 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
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Thanks for the info, I will check into it
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#1567407 - 10/20/09 11:01 PM Re: Turkey Hunting on North Percy Priest WMA??? [Re: drrxnupe]
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 Originally Posted By: drrxnupe


I also spoke to staff at Stones River firing range this weekend. Although the land around that area (both sides of Hobson Pike) is listed as fair game on the TWRA maps (updated in 2006), the staff say that hunting is absolutely NOT allowed. They also said that the state and the Corps have been doing some land swapping. Therefore if you hunt PP WMAs, be sure the area you hunt is still fair game.


According to the TWRA map that you mentioned, you CAN hunt that. I asked this exact same question, as well as others, to the JPP manager and the TWRA region II office and both said to go by the map. I pointed out that it was a dated map and they said that is the most recent and the one that GWs use and the Corp of Engineers as well. You might want to call to double check, as I said it was a couple of years ago and it could have changed. But since the map hasn't changed, then I doubt anything else has.
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