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Tennessee

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Overview

Known For

Recent harvest of the world record whitetail deer

Terrain

Fertile cropland in the west, pine and hardwood covered rolling hills, and mountains in the east

Hunting Seasons

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Season Start Date End Date
Bear
Archery
Zone 1, 2, 3, 4. No dogs permitted.
Sep 25, 2021 Oct 22, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 A
Bear Hunt Zone 1
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 4, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 E
Bear Hunt Zone 3
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 3, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 C
Bear Hunt Zone 2
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 12, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 B
Bear Hunt Zone 1
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 F
Bear Hunt Zone 3
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 15, 2021
Bear
Segment 1 D
Bear Hunt Zone 2
Oct 15, 2021 Oct 17, 2021
Bear
Youth
Zone 1, 2, 3 No dogs permitted.
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 31, 2021
Bear
Segment 2 B
Bear Hunt Zone 2 and 3.
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 5, 2021
Bear
Segment 2 A
Bear Hunt Zone 1
Nov 8, 2021 Nov 15, 2021
Bear
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery (No dogs permittted)
Nov 20, 2021 Nov 23, 2021
Bear
Segment 3 C
Bear Hunt Zone 3
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 12, 2021
Bear
Segment 3 B
Bear Hunt Zone 2
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 23, 2021
Bear
Segment 3 A
Bear Hunt Zone 1
Nov 29, 2021 Dec 15, 2021
Bear
Segment 4
Bear Hunt Zone 3
Dec 30, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Bobcat
General
Bag limit 1 per day. Pelts need to be tagged.
Nov 19, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Coyote
General
No closed season. No limit.
Jan 1, 2021 Dec 31, 2021
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane 2
Southeast Crane Zone. Bag limit is the amount of tags awarded to the hunter.
Dec 4, 2021 Jan 13, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane 1
Statewide. Bag limit is the amount of tags awarded to the hunter.
Dec 4, 2021 Jan 30, 2022
Sandhill Crane
Sandhill Crane 3
Southeast Crane Zone. Bag limit is the amount of tags awarded to the hunter.
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 30, 2022
Deer
August Hunt
Private lands only and archery only, except in Unit CWD where guns and muzzleloaders are allowed and select public lands are additionally open for hunting. Check regulations for more details.
Aug 27, 2021 Aug 29, 2021
Deer
Archery 1
Check regulations for more details.
Sep 25, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Deer
Young Sportsman 1
Youths 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment (G/M/A). Check regulations for more details.
Oct 30, 2021 Oct 31, 2021
Deer
Archery 2
Check regulations for more details.
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 5, 2021
Deer
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery
Unit CWD. A Type 094 permit is required to hunt antlerless deer during this season except for landowners hunting under the landowner exemption (as described in T.C.A. 70-2-204) and Sportsman License holders.
Nov 6, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Deer
Muzzleloader and Archery
Unit CWD begins gun season (G/M/A) on Nov. 6 and therefore does not have a muzzleloader only (M/A) season. Check regulations for more details.
Nov 16, 2021 Nov 19, 2021
Deer
Gun/Muzzleloader/Archery
Units A, B, C, D, and L. A Type 094 permit is required to hunt antlerless deer during this season except for landowners hunting under the landowner exemption (as described in T.C.A. 70-2-204) and Sportsman License holders.
Nov 20, 2021 Jan 2, 2022
Deer
Private Lands Only
Hunting is allowed on all privately owned lands in Unit L and Unit CWD (including leased land and lands owned by individuals). It is the responsibility of all hunters to obtain verbal or written permission to hunt on privately owned lands.
Jan 3, 2022 Jan 7, 2022
Deer
Young Sportsman 2
Youths 6-16 years of age may participate. Participating youth can use gun, muzzleloader, and archery equipment (G/M/A). Check regulations for more details.
Jan 8, 2022 Jan 9, 2022
Dove
Part 1
Bag limit 15 per day.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 28, 2021
Dove
Part 2
Bag limit 15 per day.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 31, 2021
Dove
Part 3
Bag limit 15 per day.
Dec 8, 2021 Jan 15, 2022
Duck
Wood Duck & Teal
Statewide and Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Sep 11, 2021 Sep 15, 2021
Duck
Teal Only
Statewide and Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Sep 16, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Duck
All Part 1
Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 14, 2021
Duck
All Part 2
Statewide Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Duck
All Part 3
Statewide and Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Dec 4, 2021 Jan 30, 2022
Duck
Youth Waterfowl 1
Statewide and Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Feb 5, 2022 Feb 5, 2022
Duck
Youth Waterfowl 2
Statewide and Reelfoot Duck Zone. Bag limit 6 per day.
Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
Elk
Archery
Bag limit of 1 antlered elk per permit.
Sep 25, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Elk
Youth
Bag limit of 1 antlered elk per permit.
Oct 2, 2021 Oct 8, 2021
Elk
Any Weapon
Bag limit of 1 antlered elk per permit.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 15, 2021
Fox
General
No limit. Restrictions in certain area.
Nov 19, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Goose
Goose 1
Statewide and Reelfoot Zone. Canada, Brant, and Light Geese.
Sep 1, 2021 Sep 19, 2021
Goose
Goose 2
Statewide and Reelfoot Zone. Canada, Brant, and Light Geese.
Oct 9, 2021 Oct 19, 2021
Goose
Goose 4
Reelfoot Zone. Canada, Brant, and Light Geese.
Nov 13, 2021 Nov 14, 2021
Goose
Goose 3
Statewide Zone. Canada, Brant, and Light Geese.
Nov 27, 2021 Nov 28, 2021
Goose
Goose 5
Statewide and Reelfoot Zone. Canada, Brant, and Light Geese.
Dec 4, 2021 Feb 13, 2022
Goose
Youth Waterfowl 1
All Geese
Feb 5, 2022 Feb 5, 2022
Goose
Youth Waterfowl 2
All Geese
Feb 12, 2022 Feb 12, 2022
Goose
Light Goose Conservation
Blue, Snow, and Ross Geese
Feb 14, 2022 Mar 21, 2022
Grouse
General
Bag limit 3 per day. Closed W of I-65.
Oct 9, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Quail Game Type
Bobwhite
Bag limit 6 per day.
Nov 6, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Rabbit
General
Bag limit 5 per day.
Nov 6, 2021 Feb 28, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Fall Archery 1
Bag limit 1 either sex turkey. Certain counties closed.
Sep 25, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Shotgun
Bag limit 1 either sex turkey. Certain counties closed.
Oct 16, 2021 Oct 29, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Fall Archery 2
Bag limit 1 either sex turkey. Certain counties closed.
Nov 1, 2021 Nov 5, 2021
Turkey Game Type
Spring Youth
Statewide (excluding the MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties). Check regulations for more details.
Mar 26, 2022 Mar 27, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring
Statewide (excluding the MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties). Check regulations for more details.
Apr 2, 2022 May 15, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring Youth
MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties. Check regulations for more details.
Apr 9, 2022 Apr 10, 2022
Turkey Game Type
Spring
MAV Unit and Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, and Wayne Counties. Check regulations for more details
Apr 16, 2022 May 15, 2022

Licenses, Permits and Regulations

Hunting licenses, permits and regulations can be purchased on the official web site of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

Hunting GPS Maps

Tennessee Hunting Map Layers App Overview Increase success as you layer deer management units, wildlife management areas, private property and more over aerial imagery, and topographic basemaps, for the most accurate map on mobile device and desktop. See invisible property lines and seek permission with detailed private and government property boundaries and ownership names. View […]

Wildlife Management Units Hunting Zones

Hunting Layers

TN Private Lands Preview

TN Private Lands

Over 2,900,000 parcels mapped by the onX team, this layer helps you know who the property owners are in Tennessee. Tap any parcel to learn more info about the owner and acreage.

TN Gov Lands Preview

TN Gov Lands

onX has the most accurate public lands maps with over 2,700,000 acres in Tennessee to help you plan your next adventure. Tap any public land parcel to learn more.

TN Possible Access Preview

TN Possible Access

onX has mapped 630,000 acres of possible access lands in Tennessee including timber companies and land conservation groups. Research rules on these private lands before recreating.

TN Deer Mgmt Units Preview

TN Deer Mgmt Units

Tennessee Deer Management Units. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.

TN Huntable Lands Preview

TN Huntable Lands

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Huntable Lands. Please hunt responsibly, obey all signage and have a safe legal hunt.


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