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TWRA announces 2019 Spring Squirrel Season begins May 11th


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife and Resources Agency (TWRA) states that the Tennessee 2019 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 11th and will continue through Sunday, June 9th.

The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season, which is held from late August to the end of February.

2019 Tennessee Spring Squirrel Season starts May 11th

2019 Tennessee Spring Squirrel Season starts May 11th

Squirrel hunting is a great way to start hunting. There are public areas open for hunting at Hiwassee Refuge, McGlothin-Largen WMA, and Chuck Swan State Forest for anyone to come and try it.

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, nocturnal and rarely seen.

For more information on Tennessee hunting seasons and license information, obtain a 2018-19 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at TWRA Regional Offices and at hunting and fishing license agents or go online to TWRA’s website to view a copy of the guide.


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