What You Learned (cont.)
All big game animals (bear, deer, and turkey) harvested in Tennessee must be checked in before the end of the calendar day. You may check in deer and turkey at any approved TWRA checking station, on the TWRA website, or by using the TWRA mobile application. Bears must be checked in at an official checking station.
When hunting during big game seasons in Tennessee, 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 legal methods you may use while hunting depend on the game species and the hunting season. Always follow the requirements for the type of firearm or archery equipment, ammunition, and any accessories you use.
Before you go hunting, make sure you know Tennessee’s hunting regulations regarding baiting, hunting with dogs, possessing live animals, accompanying other hunters, and using vehicles or vessels. Remember also that there are additional, specific regulations for hunting deer, turkeys, and migratory birds.