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Game species in Tennessee include small game, big game, and waterfowl. Small game includes migratory birds, furbearers, and other small game species.
Depending on your age, you may be required to have proof of satisfactory completion of a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency–approved hunter education course when hunting in Tennessee. TWRA Apprentice Permits are available also.
Most hunters need a Tennessee Hunting and Fishing Combination license. In addition to the license, you may be required to have a Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit, Federal Duck Stamp, and/or additional licenses for the game you are hunting and the equipment you are using. Trappers need a Trapping license.
Before hunting or trapping on private land, you must get the landowner’s permission. When hunting on public land, including Wildlife Management Areas, make sure you know and follow the hunting regulations for that area.
Hunting seasons, times, and bag limits are determined based on the species being hunted, your hunting equipment, and your hunting location.