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Hunter in Blaze Orange

When hunting during big game seasons in Tennessee, you must meet these requirements.

  • Hunters must wear a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange (daylight fluorescent orange) on their head and the upper portion of their body. The blaze orange must be visible from the front and the back.
    • Wearing a blaze orange hat and a blaze orange vest fulfills this requirement.
    • Persons hunting during archery-only or turkey hunts are exempt from this requirement.
  • Archers hunting in an area where the archery-only deer season overlaps with a big game gun season (such as bear) must wear a minimum of 500 square inches of blaze orange.

When hunting small game in Tennessee, you are not required to wear blaze orange. However, the TWRA strongly encourages you to wear blaze orange while hunting small game.