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.

 

Hunting Schedule for Forks of the River WMA

Please note that dove season is currently on at Forks of the River! Please steer clear of the trails at the WMA during hunt dates.

Recreation will be limited to the paved greenway only: September 22-23, November 3-18, and December 22-23.

Partnerships, coordination, and sharing our resources have brought us where we are today, so please take a moment when planning your adventures to keep yourself informed on hunting season dates in the FOR Wildlife Management Area!

We will update the club via club list serve, social media, and onsite signs.

 

Workday Schedule!

Here’s the AMBC trail work day schedule for Fall/Winter 2012/2013. Knoxville’s trails don’t happen without our local volunteers, and will only grow bigger and better with your help. All workdays start at 9 and end between noon-3pm, depending on number of volunteers and work to be completed.

Workday sponsorships are available. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring lunch for an AMBC workday, please contact Brian Hann at president@ambc-sorba.org. Thanks for your support!

 

Saturday Sept 8th: Marie Myers Park

Info  Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Sunday September 30th: Marie Meyers Park

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Saturday October 20th  Forks of The River WMA

Info: Park at Meads Quarry and we will Run Shuttle at 9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Sponsor: The Tomato Head

Sunday November 18th: Concord Park

Info: Park in the main parking area
Sponsor: Marcy Souza

Saturday December 15th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Harper’s Bike Shop

Sunday January 13th: Sharps Ridge

Sponsor: Greenlee’s Bike Shop

Saturday January 26th: Ft. Dickerson

Info: Enter in the Augusta St. Entrance, parking down gravel road to middle of the park
Sponsor: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria