Tennessee Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Welcome to theTennessee Hunting Seasons page. Updated US Hunting Seasons for 2021-2022.

As part of our comprehensive guide to US Hunting Seasons By State on this page you will find out “When Is Hunting Season for Tennessee?”

There is also general information on the different hunting seasons for a wide range of wild game species. You will find links to the relevant State Authority so you can make sure you have all the correct legal obligations in place before you start your hunt.

Tennessee Hunting Seasons Dates (Updated)

Tennessee hunting season Provides the hunter with a range of opportunities during hunting season including the following.

Deer, Elk, Black Bear, Turkey and a range of small game and wild game birds.

IMPORTANT. All care has been taking in preparing this hunting season information for you. Please check the relevant State Authority’s Website for further information and any changes to current US Hunting Season Regulations. We have provided a link to each States hunting season website for your convenience.

Tennessee Deer and Elk Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Deer (Firearms)Nov 23-Jan 5
Deer (Muzzleloader)Nov 9-Jan 5
Deer (Bow)Aug 23-25, Sept 28-Oct 25, Nov 9-Jan 5
Deer (Youth)Oct 26-27 & Jan 11-12
Elk (Firearms)Oct 12 -18
Elk (Bow)Last Sat Sept for 7 days & Oct 12 -18
Elk (Youth)Oct 5-11

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Tennessee Turkey Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
SpringApr 4-May 17 (2022)
Spring (Youth)Mar 28-29 (2022)
Fall (Shotgun)Oct 12-25
Fall (Bow)Sept 28 – Oct 25 & Oct 28 – nov 8

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Tennessee Small Game Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
RabbitNov 2 – Feb 29
SquirrelAug 24-Feb 29, May 9 – Jun 14
HogsOpen All Year (Private Land)
RaccoonSept 19 – Feb 29
coyoteOpen all Year
FoxNov 22 – Feb 29
BobcatNov 22 – Feb 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Private land has longer seasons on some species. Hunting Hogs on Public lands is generally during Deer & Turkey Season Dates.

Tennessee Game Bird Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
DucksNov 9 – dec 2 & Dec 5 – Jan 31
Canada GeeseSept 1 -22
QuailNov 2-Feb 29
GrouseOct 12-Feb 29
DoveSept 1 -28 & Oct 12 – Nov 3

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website.

Tennessee Black Bear Hunting Season

Hunting CategoryHunting Season 2021-2022*
Black Bear (No Dogs)Sept 25 – Oct 25 & Nov 23-26
Black Bear (With Dogs)Oct 5 – Dec 29

* Season dates may vary by zone. Please check the relevant State Authority Website. Hunting Black Bear with dogs does vary by zone.

I hope you have found this State hunting season information helpful in planning your next great hunting adventure.

Do you know how much money is spent in the U.S. each year on hunting? Here is a great article from the guys at Sharpshaft – well worth a read. Spending on Hunting.

Please feel free to share this page with your hunting buddies. In addition to these US Hunting Seasons by State pages, you may be interested in these posts.


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