Forks of the River WMA Hunting Schedule

fotr-opentrailForks of the River WMA is open year-round to cyclists & hikers, but certain trails are closed during hunting seasons. Per TWRA, only PERIMETER TRAIL at Forks will be open (i.e., Auggie’s Run, Bluff, and the leg of Dozer between Bluff and Burnett Creek Rd). The inner trails WILL be used by hunters during hunt dates.

Please be considerate of other trail / land users and respect these hunting dates. Hunt dates and trail closures will also be posted on AMBC’s calendar.

Contact Bill Smith at (865) 856-9711 with any trail use questions or issues at Forks of the River WMA.

 

All hunting is closed from Mar. 1 through 4th Friday in Aug., except for spring squirrel and spring turkey season. (All trails open to cyclists & foot traffic)

The early September waterfowl seasons are closed. Quail season – Nov. 1 – Jan. 15.

Dove season – Sep. 1, 6 and the remainder of the statewide season.

Dove (Youth/Adult) – Youth/Adult field will be open Sep. 6 to youths who must be accompanied by a licensed adult who may also hunt this field. The field will be opened to all hunters beginning on Sep. 7.

Pigeon is open with dove season.

Special Regulations – Shotguns, Muzzleloader and Archery equipment only.

Area closed one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise, except for raccoon and opossum hunters and scheduled events.

From Sep. 7 – Feb. 28. Closed on Tues. and Thurs. to non-hunters except for the paved greenway and perimeter trail. On Sat. and Sun. area closed to non-hunters till noon except for the paved greenway and perimeter trail.

From Apr. 4 – May 17 (Spring turkey) area closed to nonhunters till noon except for the paved greenway. and perimeter trail.

Paintball guns and accessories prohibited.

All animals accompanied by a non-hunting person are required to be leashed.

 

Winter 2013-2014 Workday Schedule

IMGP2858Here it is… our Fall/Winter AMBC Work Day Schedule. These will start at 9 am and we work until lunch! More details to follow.

October 5: Haw Ridge
Lunch provided by Knoxville Bike Company

October 19: Urban Wilderness
Lunch provided by Tennessee Valley Bicycles

November 10: IC King
Lunch provided by Cedar Bluff Cycles

November 30: Sharps Ridge
Lunch provided by Fountain City Pedaler

December 15: Sharps Ridge
Lunch provided by Fountain City Pedaler

January 25: Urban Wilderness

Lunch provided by Harper’s Bike Shop

February 9: IC King
Lunch provided by The Bike Zoo

February 22: Concord

Workday schedule for Winter-Spring 2013

265107_510992018923774_1863154471_nWe’re setting up AMBC trail work days for the first half of 2013. We have some exciting things planned this year—come out and move some dirt with us as we make progress on some new trail systems in the Knoxville area!

AMBC Workdays, Jan-June 2013