Topic: Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide
Nashville, TN – Sportsmen who possess Tennessee hunting licenses will no longer be charged a fee to sight in firearms on shooting ranges managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, but considered by TWRA as “Tier 1” ranges.
The agency’s governing body, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission, recently voted to waive the $5.50 shooting fees on Tier 1 ranges for license holders because these ranges do not have TWRA staffs assigned to them daily, or include amenities found at Tier 2 and 3 ranges.
Young Sportsman Hunt is March 26th-27th
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2016 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 2nd and continues through Sunday, May 15th. The state young sportsman hunt for youth ages 6-16 is March 26th-27th.
Spring turkey harvest numbers have been consistent for a number of years in Tennessee. Tennessee turkey hunters have passed the 30,000 harvest mark for 13 consecutive years during the spring hunting season. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – One of Tennessee’s long-standing annual outdoors traditions begins Saturday, November 21st with the opening of the 2015-16 gun hunting season for deer. Deer gun season has the permanent opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.
The biggest change for hunters in 2015-16 is the statewide bag limit for antlered deer is now two. The number includes those taken during the archery only, muzzleloader, and gun seasons. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee Muzzleloader Season for Deer Opened Saturday
Nashville, TN – The 2015 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opened in Tennessee on Saturday, November 7th and continues through Friday, November 20th in all three of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.
Muzzleloading firearms are defined as those firearms which are incapable of being loaded from the breech. Muzzleloading firearms of .36 caliber minimum plus long bows, compound bows and crossbows are legal hunting equipment for this season. Hunters are also reminded that they must meet the blaze orange requirements while hunting. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2015-16 season will be held the weekend of October 31st-November 1st.
Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate, Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device. The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The 2015 deer archery-only hunting season opened statewide in Tennessee on Saturday, September 26th. The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are September 26th-October 30th and November 2nd-6th
Tennessee is divided into three deer units for better management, A, B, and L. The antlerless deer bag limits are four in Units A and B deer management areas and three per day in Unit L areas. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of two for the entire deer season. A hunter may take his two antlered deer during any season, but no more than one per day. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee residents are allowed to hunt without a license on Saturday, August 22nd which coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
Free Hunting Day is an event the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. The day serves as an excellent opportunity for persons to experience the enjoyment of the sport. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 9th and will continue through Sunday, June 14th.
The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season which is from late August to the end of February.
There are five species of tree squirrels found in Tennessee. Two species, the southern flying squirrel and the northern flying squirrel, are not hunted. They are small and nocturnal and seldom seen. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s 2015 spring turkey season opens on Saturday, April 4th and continues through Sunday, May 17th. When it comes to the forecast for the season, sportsmen can look forward to what is expected to be another good year in terms of harvest numbers.
“I don’t think anything will change dramatically this season in terms of harvest numbers,” said Roger Applegate, TWRA Turkey Program Coordinator. “By and large, all things point to a stable population. Harvest numbers will fluctuate from year to year. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s gun season for deer an annual opening on the Saturday before Thanksgiving which this year falls on November 22nd for 2014-15.
For the fourth year, sportsmen will find one continuous season that will continue through January 4th, 2015. The continuous season replaced the previously two segmented hunting seasons that were in place prior to 2011.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency divides the state into three deer hunting units, A, B and & L. «Read the rest of this article»
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