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Tennessee Hunting Season Dates & Information

Hunt in the game rich Greene County, Tennessee area with an experienced guide who knows where the game is.

PERMANENT OPENING DATES - TENNESSEE

Permanent Opening Dates

Free Hunting Day

Fourth Sat. in Aug.

Squirrel

Fourth Sat. in Aug.

Grouse

Second Sat. in Oct.

Quail

First Sat. in Nov.

Rabbit

First Sat. in Nov.

Deer/Archery

Fourth Sat. in Sep.

Deer/Muzzleloader

Third Sat. before Thanksgiving

Deer/Gun

Sat. before Thanksgiving

Deer/Young Sportsman

Last Sat. in Oct.

Tentative Quota Hunt Application Deadlines

WMA Quota Big Game Hunts

Fourth Wed. in July, 2011

WMA Waterfowl Blind Site Drawing

First Sat. in Aug.

Spring Turkey

Last Wed. in Jan.



Tennessee Wildlife Area Seasons

Click links below for season dates and information: 

2012 Bear Seasons (No Dogs Permitted)

County Sep. 22 –0ct. 19
Archery
Only
Nov. 22–25
G/M/A
Blount All Listed Counties Open All Listed Counties Open
Carter
Cocke
(south of I-40)
Cocke
(north of I-40)
Greene
Jefferson
(east of 411)
Johnson
Monroe
Polk
(east of 411 & north of 64)
Sevier
Sullivan
Unicoi
Washington

2012 Bear Seasons (Dogs Permitted)

County Sep.
24–30
G/M/A
Sep. 29
–Oct. 7
G/M/A
Dec. 29
–Jan. 1,
2013
G/M/A
Oct. 29
–Nov. 2
G/M/A
Nov. 29
–Dec. 12
G/M/A
Dec. 13
–Dec. 23
G/M/A
Blount Open     All Listed
Counties Open
All Listed
Counties Open
Open
Carter       Open
Cocke
(south of I-40)
Open     Open
Cocke
(north of I-40)
      Open
Greene       Open
Jefferson
(east of 411)
Open     Open
Johnson       Open
Monroe   Open Open  
Polk
(east of 411 & north of 64)
  Open Open  
Sevier Open     Open
Sullivan       Open
Unicoi       Open
Washington       Open

Hunt in the game rich Greene and Sevier County, Tennessee area with an experienced guide who knows where the game is. 

 

 

2012 Deer Season 

http://www.tn.gov/twra/deerseasons.html 

Wild Hog Hunting

http://www.tennessee.gov/twra/feralhog.html

 

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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