The TWRA has set the following permanent opening dates for certain game.
- Archery: Fourth Saturday in September
- Gun: Saturday before Thanksgiving
- Muzzleloader: Third Saturday before Thanksgiving
- Young Sportsman: Last Saturday in October
- Grouse: Second Saturday in October
- Quail: First Saturday in November
- Rabbit: First Saturday in November
- Squirrel: Fourth Saturday in August
For more specific information and to get the dates for other game species, refer to the current Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide.