The North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area encompasses 140,000 acres of the Cumberland Mountains in Scott County, Campbell County, Morgan County and Anderson County.
The scenic WMA encompasses the Baker Highway corridor along the Scott-Campbell county line east of Huntsville and is popular for its ATV riding and wildlife viewing opportunities.
Several hundred miles of trails within the WMA are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. For riders looking to extend their riding opportunities, the WMA adjoins private property managed by Brimstone Recreation.
Hunting is also popular on the WMA. Whitetail deer, wild turkey and wild boar are the most popular game animals, but a variety of upland game birds and small game can be hunted on the WMA as well, including squirrel, rabbit, ruffled grouse, and more.
The WMA is home to the second-largest free-roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Tennessee’s elk restoration program has been ongoing since 2000 and elk are a common sight in and around the WMA. Thousands of hopeful hunters apply each year for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s special elk hunt, held on the WMA each October.
For more information, see tnwildlife.org.