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Tennessee Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 8 – 
February 28, 2017

 Tennessee Bird Hunting

Resident License Fees:
$34

Non-Resident License Fees:
$111
7-Day $61.50

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Tennessee Ruffed Grouse Season

October 8 – February 28, 2017

 Limits: 3 per day

*closed west of I-65

Bobwhite Quail

Tennessee Bobwhite Quail Season

November 5 – February 28, 2017

Limits: 6 per day

Woodcock

Tennessee Woodcock Season

October 29 – December 12, 2016

Limits: 3 per day

Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Winter Bird Hunting

Hunting the Polar Vortex

The first half of the 2014 Upland Season is over and it’s been a whirlwind of travel all across the country. But this last trip to South Dakota hunting in brutally cold conditions was a great reminder that some of the best memories afield come from facing adversity and overcoming.

Brian Koch
Bird Hunting Buddies

Upland with Friends

It’s easy for me to get caught up in this solo pursuit. The rhythm of walking to the horizon with shotgun in hand appeals to my obsessive nature. Shut out the world and follow the dogs. Simple. Quiet. Rewarding. But decades ago I came to be a bird hunter because of friends sharing their experience … Read more

Brian Koch