Hunt the Wild Side of the South for Black Bear, Wild Boar, Feral Hogs, Wild Turkey, Coyote, Grouse & Small Game !


Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Hunting Guide Service

 email for information or telephone 423-261-2039


Are you up to a real hunting challenge? 

 Black bear hunting in the mountains of Tennessee. will separate the men from the "boys".

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We can hunt North Carolina and North Georgia

Macon, Jackson, Transylvania, Clay and Haywood counties in north Carolina

Click....North Carolina License Info.

North Carolina Hunting Season 2015-16

North Carolina (We hunt Western NC)

(Must have pdf reader)

Click.....NC Bear Season Map

Click....Bear Season Dates

Daily limit 1; Season limit 1

October 12 - November 21, 2015

December 14 - January 1st - In and west of Surry, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, Cleveland)


Western - NC White Tail Deer Season

W E S T E R N  D E E R  S E A S O N

 A r c h e r y : S e p t . 1 2 – S e p t . 2 7  a n d  O c t . 1 1 – N o v . 2 2

 B l a c k p o w d e r : S e p t . 2 8 – O c t . 1 0

G u n : N o v . 2 3 – D e c . 1 2

North Carolina Non-resident license

888-248-6834, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hunting—10-Day (basic)
Statewide hunting during the 10-day period specified on the license. Additional privilege licenses.

Hunting and Fishing – Short-term


Hunting—10-Day (basic)
Statewide hunting during the 10-day period specified on the license. Additional privilege licenses.

$60 GA
$75 SC
$70 TN
$110 VA

Privilege Licenses

Privilege licenses authorize particular hunting and inland fishing activities and must be obtained in addition to the appropriate basic license. Unless otherwise specified, privilege licenses are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

  • A $2 transaction fee as mandated by NCGS 113-270.1B may apply at time of license purchase.




Big Game Hunting (Resident) or (Nonresident)
Needed to hunt deer, bear and wild turkey. Residents must also purchase a bear management e-stamp to hunt bear. Nonresidents must also purchase the bear hunting license and bear management e-stamp to hunt bear.


$ 80
$195 GA
$100 SC
$160 TN
$ 85 VA

Big Game Hunting –10-Day (Nonresident)
Hunting of deer, bear and wild turkey during the ten-day period specified on the license. This license privilege is needed in addition to the basic state hunting license. Does not include the nonresident bear hunting privilege.


$ 60
$195 GA
$ 100 SC
$ 105 TN
$ 85 VA

Bear Management E-Stamp (Resident) or (Nonresident)
Needed to hunt bear. Resident hunters must possess a valid hunting license with big game privileges in addition to this e-stamp. Nonresident hunters must possess a valid hunting license, big game privilege license and bear hunting license in addition to the bear management e-stamp. Lifetime license holders who purchased their license prior to
July 1, 2014 do not have to purchase this additional e-stamp; however they must obtain a no-cost bear management e-stamp to hunt bear.



Bear Hunting (Nonresident)
Needed by nonresident license holders, in addition to the hunting license, big game privilege license, and bear management e-stamp, to hunt bear.

Nonresident lifetime license holders who purchased their license prior to
May 24, 1994 do not have to purchase this additional privilege license to hunt bear. Those who purchased their license after this date must purchase this additional privilege license to hunt bear. $225


Total short term hunting license to hunt bear is $400 if you are a NC non-resident and live in TN.


We hunt region 1 in Georgia (Map)



Georgia Wild Life Season Dates & Regulations - 2015-16

Click....Georgia License Info.

We hunt in Rabun, Towns, Union, White and Habersham in Georgia

Georgia big game hunting seasons on one page

Bear northern zone 

Archery: Sept. 12 - Oct. 9

Primitive Weapons: Oct. 10 - 16

Firearms: Oct. 17 -

Jan. 10



Deer Season Dates 2015-16r

Archery, Either sex September 12 - October 9 state wide

Extended archery January 2  - 31

Extended Archery,

Either Sex only for

Clayton, Cobb,

DeKalb, Forsyth,

Fulton, Gwinnett &


Primitive Weapons

Big game License

Primitive Weapons - either sex

October  10-16th statewide

Firearms - either sex

October 17-  January 2, 2016 statewide


3 day non-resident licensee $90.00

Also needed is a free deer harvest record form filled out.


Telephone | 1.800.366.2661 (M-F from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. and S-S from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)


Hunting & Fishing Combo License




Two Year



Three Day








Big Game License




Two Year



Three Day



Wildlife Management Area License





Total $183.00 to hunt black bear as a non-resident in Georgia


Bear hunting Tennessee Mountain Style

In the fall of 1825, Davy Crockett, who was born in Southeast Tennessee, was busy at work building two large boats. According to his narrative of the account, he waited until the fall when the black bears were putting on fat before going to den for the winter.

Soon, he had killed enough bears to sustain himself and his family for the winter. However, one of his neighbors had come to his house and asked him to go hunting with him because he knew of a place where the bears were plentiful and fat for the winter.

They were joined by other hunters and together they all went hunting Tennessee black bear using their hunting dogs. All the hunters went home with plenty of bear meat to feed their families.

At the conclusion of his narrative about his bear hunting he says this: "As soon as the time come for them to quit their houses and come out again in the spring, I took a notion to hunt a little more, and in about one month I killed forty-seven more, which made one hundred and five bears I had killed in less than one year from that time." (Source: During those times no meat was wasted and was shared with those in need.

In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.

Our bear hunting style hasn't changed too very much since Davy Crockett went bear hunting in the mountains of Tennessee.

Email us for information about bear hunting the old fashioned way. It's a real hunt.

If you want to know how we bear hunt, here's some good reading on how it was done back in 1834 when Davy Crockett was hunting black bear in Tennessee the old-fashioned way. This account was written by Mr. Crockett himself.

Davy Crockett's Bear Hunt (journal entry, 1834)

or this link


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Free Hunting Day Fourth Sat. in Aug.
Squirrel Fourth Sat. in Aug.

Quail Second Sat. in Nov.

Rabbit Second Sat. in Nov.

Deer/Archery Fourth Sat. in Sep.

Deer/Muzzleloader First Sat. in Nov.

Deer/Gun Sat. before Thanksgiving

Deer/Young Sportsman Last Sat. in Oct.


What We Offer

  • Affordable, free range, fair chase hunting the old fashioned way with an experienced guide for hunting wild boar, black bear, deer, and wild turkey in Tennessee. We hunt private leased property and some public property. (There are NO fenced in animals)

  • No hidden costs of any kind

  • Reasonably priced hunts for the family

  • Lodging (available at an additional charge)

  • Camera/video is permitted on all hunts

  • Combo Hunts

  • Black Bear

  • Wild Hog Hunts - Razorbacks, Piney Woods Rooters, Feral Hogs, Wild Boar

  • White Tail Deer

  • Wild Turkey

  • Small Game Varmints (Coyote)

  • No minimum group size, except on "group" rate specials

  • Gift certificates for that Special Someone who wants to hunt (Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation, or Just Because) 

  • Family oriented guide service with youngsters in mind.

  • Hiking and backpacking (Tennessee)

  • Fishing

  • Whitewater rafting (Tennessee)

  • Outdoor photography / wildlife viewing

Please note that we are not located on or near the Cherokee Indian Reservation located in Cherokee, NC nor the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  We do not offer hunts in the Smoky Mountain National Park, or the immediate surrounding area near the park or the reservation.

What We Do Not Offer for all excursions

  • Lodging - Lodging options range from free primitive camping in the hunting areas to furnished cabin rentals, motels, bed & breakfast inns and for pay campgrounds. If you're in the area at least once a year you might want to consider a timeshare rental or more permanent lodging options. We can offer lodging for hunting clients.
  • Food - Due to insurance liability restrictions we cannot provide food for our clients. There are local grocery stores and many restaurants to choose from.
  • Transportation - We cannot provide transportation to or from the hunt area. Most of the roads to the hunt area are National Forest dirt or gravel roads. Off road vehicles are not permitted behind any gates on Forest Service roads and in most areas not permitted on main roads in the National Forest. Ask your guide what the local regulations are concerning ORV's in the hunt area you choose.
  • Hunting License/Permits - The Wildlife Resources Agency in all states requires individual identification so we cannot provide licenses or permits.
  • Hunting Equipment, ammunition, tree stands, etc.
  • 100% guaranteed kills - We do not offer "canned hunts" where there are animals contained in a fenced in area therefore we cannot give you a 100% guaranteed kill. We hunt the old fashioned way, free range, fair chase as it offers our clients a true hunting challenge.
  • Meat processing - We can advise a local meat processor.
  • Taxidermy Services - Click here for our Taxidermy recommendation.
  • Brochures* (see note below)
  • Full Service Guide Outfitter - Appalachia Adventures is a small, family operated guide Service only and not a full Service lodge or outfitter.


    In order to continue to operate in the most efficient manner possible, and due to increases in paper, printing, mailing expenses, and operating costs (rapid rise in fuel expenses),  for the foreseeable future,  Appalachia Adventures will no longer be sending out printed brochures. You can use the links on the left side of the site for detailed information. Should you have any questions at all or require further assistance, please email us: Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Guide Service

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