Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Special federal permit required (except designated closed areas). Beaver and coyote may be taken on a scheduled hunt for other species with any weapon legal for the hunt. All other hunting (squirrel, archery turkey, archery deer) will be closed on weekends when quota deer hunts, primitive weapon hunts and youth hunts are scheduled.
|Hunting Season||Dates & Regulations|
|Deer (Primitive Weapons: Long Bow, Recurve Bow, & side hammered Muzzleloaders with iron sights only)||One hunt. Oct. 8- 9, 2016. Three deer (only one may be antlered). No hunter quota. All deer harvested are bonus deer.|
|Deer & Turkey (Archery)||Same as statewide seasons not to extend past Nov 14, 2016. No hunter quota. Closed during quota hunts, Primitive Weapons hunts, and Young Sportsman hunts. State bag limits apply. Deer and turkey count toward statewide bag limit. No fall turkey gun hunt.|
|Deer (Archery/Muzzleloader/Gun) - Young Sportsman||Two hunts. Oct. 1- 2 and 29-30, 2016. No hunter quota
(Young Sportsman, 6-16 years old.). Three deer, either sex (no more than one antlered). All deer harvested are bonus deer.
|Deer (Archery/Muzzleloader)||One hunt. Nov. 5-10 and 14, 2016. No hunter quota.|
|Deer (Archery/Muzzleloader/Gun)||Two hunts. Oct. 21- 23, Nov. 11-13, 2016. Three deer (only one may be antlered). Hunters must harvest an antlerless deer before harvesting an antlered deer. Hunter quota: Big Sandy Peninsula–100, Duck River Bottoms Unit- 125, Duck River Remainder Uplands Unit–100, Britton Ford Peninsula– 25, Busseltown- 35. All deer harvested are bonus deer.|
|Squirrel||Aug 20 - Nov 14, 2016. Closed during quota hunts, Primitive Weapons hunts, and during Young Sportsman hunt. Bag and possession limits are same as statewide.|
|Raccoon||Sept. 19-Oct 1, Oct. 5-8, Oct. 12-15, Oct.19-22, Oct.26-29, Nov.2-5, Nov. 9-12, 2015. Bag and possession limits are same as statewide.|
|Canada Goose||Same as statewide season except closed during the early wood duck/teal season. Closed during the October season. Bag and possession limits in accordance with statewide regulations.|
|Fall Turkey||Same as statewide season. State bag limits apply. Turkey counts toward statewide bag.|
|Spring Turkey 2017||Same as statewide. State bag limits apply. Turkey counts toward statewide bag.|