Tennessee Hunting Season Dates & Information
Hunt in the game rich Greene County, Tennessee area with an experienced guide who knows where the game is.
Tennessee Wildlife Area Seasons
Click links below for season dates and information:
2012 Bear Seasons (No Dogs Permitted)
2012 Bear Seasons (Dogs Permitted)
Hunt in the game rich Greene and Sevier County, Tennessee area with an experienced guide who knows where the game is.
Wild Hog Hunting
Wild hogs are considered big game but are not required to be tagged or checked in at big game checking stations.
No hunting with dogs allowed except where indicated.
No limit, either sex.
About Tennessee's Wild Hog Population
It is well documented that the introduction of exotic species has often led to the decline of native species. Most of the time, these declines go unnoticed because they occur in the less obtrusive bird, fish, and insect world. Unfortunately that is not always the case. There is an invader in Tennessee that happens to be one of the largest and most destructive animals in the nation, it is the wild hog.
Sus scrofa, otherwise known as the pig, was introduced to North America by the first European settlers. Although they have long been domesticated and are an extremely popular farm animal, free-ranging wild hogs are a different animal altogether. Their voracious appetite and destructive rooting behavior can cause severe habitat damage, especially to fields that have been planted for food production. Compounding the problem is the fact that the female pigs (sows) can produce 2-3 litters per year, with each litter ranging in size of 6-12 piglets.
Considering young pigs become sexually mature at 6-8 months you can easily see the nightmarish reproductive capacity of these animals.
Besides the destructive nature of the hogs the greatest single threat comes from their potential to transmit swine brucellosis and pseudo rabies to farm raised animals, both of which would have serious effects on Tennessee’s agricultural economy. Therefore, wild hogs are definitely a major threat to all Tennessee residents.
In just over a decade, the distribution of Tennessee’s wild hog population has spread at an alarming rate. Although first confined to small pockets in East Tennessee and the Cumberland Plateau, it is now estimated that viable hog populations can be found in close to a third of Tennessee’s counties. We need to stop the spread, and stop the spread now.
Feral hog season is open year-round on private lands with no bag limits whatsoever. In other words, we want you to kill as many hogs as possible to slow their spread. So please help us take aim at controlling wild hog populations.
Releasing wild hogs is a federal offense and is in violation of USDA regulations. Anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of individuals releasing wild hogs may be eligible for a $100 reward.
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