There is so much watchable wildlife in Tennessee , including Birds and everything in between that loves snow as well. From forestry to camping to the many fun things between there is a chance at every turn to learn about the various resources that are available with wildlife, boating, hunting and even an opportunity for forestry as well as a lot of other fun topics as well.

Tennessee Hunting Season

Big Game: Deer, Elk, Black Bear

Small Game: Squirrel, Rabbit, Bullfrog

Bird: Turkey, Game Birds, Migratory Birds

Tennessee Hunting Season

Tennessee Hunting Season Dates 2021

The Summary of dates includes , gun, muzzleloader and archery from Aug 28 to Jan 8th 2021. There is also Black Bear season starting with no dogs, Sept 26 to Jan 3 with Dogs allowed. Spring Turkey general season is April 3- May 16, 2021 . Elk will be a Quota hunt starting with Archery Sept 26- Oct 2. To check the small game dates there are links located at the bottom of this page to find.

Tennessee Deer Hunting 2021

SeasonDatesZonesLimitNotes
ArcherySept 26- Oct 30
& Nov 2- 6
Unit A, B , C, D,
I
4,4,4,4,3 a dayIn order is the
Unit and the limit
associated.
Young
Sportsman
Oct 31-Nov 1 &
Jan 9-10
Unit A, B, C, D, I2,2,2,2,3 a dayIn order is the
Unit and the limit
associated.
Muzzleloader/
Archery (M/A)
Nov 7-20Unit A, B, C, D, I2,2,1,1,3 a day
Gun/
Muzzleloader/
Archery
Nov 21- Jan3 &
Nov 7- Jan 3
Unit A, B, C, D, I2,2,1,1,3 a dayUnit C and D are
Nov 21-Dec 6 &
Nov 21-27 only

Tennessee Hunting License

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

LicenseResidentNonresident
Lifetime Sportsman$1976N/A
Annual Big Game
Muzzleloader
$34N/A
Hunting & Fishing Combo$34N/A
Annual Big Game Gun$34N/A
Resident Elk License$34$301

Find a hunting guide

Tennessee hunting guides

Duck hunting guides

Deer hunting guides

Tennessee Hunting News

The statewide limit has been reduced from 4 to 3 turkeys, there are five counties adjacent to the Mississippi River form a new spring turkey unit with 2 week delayed spring turkey season opener and reduced unit bag limit of 2.

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.

Links to Official Sites

Buy license in Tennessee: https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/
Tennessee State Regulation
Site: https://www.tn.gov/twra/hunting/tennessee-hunting-seasons-summary.html