Topic: Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide
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»
Nashville, TN – The 2014 muzzleloader/archery season for deer opened in Tennessee on Saturday, November 8th and continues through Friday, November 21st 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. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2014-15 season will be held the weekend of October 25th-26th.
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»
Squirrel Season Opens
Nashville, TN – All Tennesseans are reminded that Saturday, August 23rd is the 2014 Free Hunting Day in Tennessee when state residents may hunt without a license. The annual event coincides with the opening day of squirrel season.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency annually provides the free day in hopes of increasing interest in hunting. Squirrel hunting is one of Tennessee’s oldest and favorite traditions. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The third and final segment of the 2013 dove season will start December 19th and will continue for 28 day before concluding January 15th, 2014.
The daily bag limit is 15 for doves. There is no limit on collared doves.
Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Dove season opens on Sunday, September 1st at noon (local time), which marks the annual start of one of Tennessee’s most long-standing outdoor sports traditions.
Tennessee’s 2013 season will again be divided into three segments: September 1st through September 26th; October 12th through October 27th; and December 19th through January 15th. Hunting times, other than opening day, are one-half hour before sunrise until sunset for all other days. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – The third and final segment of Tennessee’s 2012-13 dove hunting season is now underway. The final segment began on December 19th and will continue through January 15th, 2013.
The daily bag limit is 15. There is no limit on collared doves. Doves not readily identifiable as collared doves will be considered mourning doves and will count toward the mourning dove daily bag limit. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Tennessee sportsmen harvested more than 17,000 deer statewide on the opening weekend of gun season for deer as harvest numbers continue to be reported.
The 17,093 reported as of noon (CST) on Monday surpasses the 2011 total of 14,463 over the same time frame in 2011.
Since the initial segment of archery season for deer began on September 22nd, 84,825 deer have been harvested, an increase of 3,522 over the same period as last year. «Read the rest of this article»
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