(1) The following regulations apply to wildlife and/or waterfowl refuges:
(a) The hunting, fishing, killing, taking and/or attempted taking of any species of wildlife is prohibited, except where specifically provided by proclamation.
(b) The discharging or firing of any type of weapon within, or into a refuge is prohibited, except during designated hunts.
(c) The concentrating, driving, rallying, or disturbance of waterfowl, cranes, and/or coots by means of the aid of water, land, or air conveyance or by any other means whatsoever is prohibited.
(d) Public use of refuge lands is permitted, except as otherwise prohibited by proclamation or rule. Public use is limited to activities of a temporary nature only.
(e) The construction of piers, boathouses, grills, or any other structure which is permanently affixed to the land or water is specifically prohibited on Hiwassee and Paint Rock Refuges.
(2) The following regulations apply to Amnicola Refuge and Nickajack Cave Refuge:
(a) Use of alcohol and drugs is prohibited.
(b) Camping or loitering is prohibited.
(c) Fireworks are prohibited.
(d) Picnicking prohibited unless provided for at designated areas.
(e) Pets must be confined to leash or carrier.
(f) Entrance on and/or use of Amnicola Refuge shall be by written permission only, and only at such time specified in the written permit.
(g) The Executive Director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency or persons designated by him shall have sole authority to grant the permission described above.
(h) Persons desiring use of Amnicola Refuge must contact the TWRA Region 3 Office, 464 Industrial Blvd., Crossville, Tennessee 38555 at least 10 days prior to the date for which permission is desired in order to allow adequate time for processing the permit.
(i) Trespass by land or water for any use is prohibited on or in the Nickajack Cave Refuge except that use of the observation deck and access trail to the deck is permitted between April 1 and October 15, inclusive, and that fishing by sport fishing methods as set out by statute or proclamation is permitted as long as no vessel or person enters the refuge boundary.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1660-01-14-.10
Amendments filed September 28, 2016; effective 12/27/2016.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 70-1-206 and 70-4-107.

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