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Tennessee Hunting Season 2022-2023

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Tennessee hunting seasons for 2022-2023.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Tennessee Hunting Seasons

Tennessee Hunting Season Dates

Operated by Tennessee Division of forestry, state forests are open to hunting during statewide seasons, that include bledsoe state forest, cedars of Lebanon State Forest, Franklin state first Lone Mountain State forest and Stewart State Forest.

Tennessee Deer Season 2022-2023

August Archery Hunt: August 27, 2021 - August 29, 2022

Archery: September 25, 2021 - October 29, 2022 and November 1, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Young Sportsman: October 30, 2021 - October 31, 2021

Muzzleloader/Archery: November 6, 2021 - November 19, 2021

General Season: November 20, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Private Lands: January 3, 2022 - January 7, 2022

Young Sportsman 2: January 8, 2022 - January 9, 2022

Tennessee Wild Turkey Season 2022-2023

Fall Archery: September 25 - October 29, 2021 and November 1, 2021 - November 5, 2021

Fall Shotgun Season: October 16, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Spring Young Sportsman: March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Spring General Season: April 2, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Tennessee Hunting Zones 2022-2023

See the map below for a breakdown of TN's hunting zones:

Tennessee Bag Limits 2022-2023

You'll need to check the official regulations for you what and where you're hunting.

Tennessee Hunting License 2022-2023

Purchase your Tennessee License at https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/

Annual LicenseResidentNonresident
Sportsman$165N/A
Big Game
Muzzleloader
$33N/A
All GameN/A$305
Big Game Gun$33N/A
Big Game Archery$33N/A

Tennessee Hunting Regulations 2022-2023

You must wear at least 500 square inches of orange when hunting big game except when hunting turkey and when bowhunting.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://license.gooutdoorstennessee.com/Licensing/CustomerLookup.aspx

FAQs
How much is a hunting license in Tennessee?

The annual sportsmen license is $165 for residents and $305 for nonresidents.

Do you need a license to hunt coyote in Tennessee?

If it's on you land no, but if you're hunting on property you don't own you will need a small game hunting license.

When is deer hunting season in Tennessee?

Tennessee's gun deer season is from November 6, 2021 - January 2, 2022.

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