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Veterans from the Wounded Warrier Project  and Park Rangers from the Nashville District  show of their prized turkeys after a Turkey Shoot Event at Center Hill LakeHunting Regulations

Center Hill Lake is a popular destination for many hunters.  With approximately 20,000 acres of forested public property along the shoreline at Center Hill Lake, endless opportunities for hunting white-tail deer, wild turkey, and small game (squirrel, rabbits) abound.

Hunters often ask the question: “Where near Center Hill Lake may I hunt?” The answer includes most Corps of Engineers’ managed public lands that are not developed recreation areas, are not leased to other entities, and are not designated as “No Hunting.” All State hunting rules and regulations apply. Wildlife Management Area (WMA) rules apply on the Edgar Evins State Park WMA

and hunters are required to register and obtain a free permit to hunt on state park property from the Edgar Evins headquarters, (931) 858-2446. Specific questions about Corps’ property can be addressed by contacting a Park Ranger at the Resource Manager’s Office, (931) 858-3125 or (931) 858-3125.


Many sportsmen travel long distances, even from out-of state, to experience the exceptional hunting and the surrounding scenery of Center Hill Lake.  If you are planning a hunting outing to Center Hill Lake, you will be able to readily find accommodations at one of the five primitive camping areas, three developed campgrounds, or nine commercial marinas located on the lake.  Other accommodations can be found at one of the two state parks or many of the local motels or bed & breakfasts.  Tennessee state hunting licenses are required for most individuals prior to hunting on any Corps of Engineers lands.  Licenses may be purchased at County Clerk's offices, marinas and many other commercial establishments in the area.

For further information contact:

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency218 Genesis Road
Crossville, TN 38555
(1-800-262-6704) (www.tn.gov/twra.html)