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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

Alaska Mountains

The Alaska Standoff

Alaska and I are at odds. I’m here to take her birds. She’s not giving them up easily. I’m to earn them one vertical foot at a time until she has determined that sufficient  toll has been collected. She’s happy to show amazing places, jaw-dropping beauty, an abundance of nature viewing unrivaled anywhere else in … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Late Season Bobwhite

3000 Miles for One Bird

The sun is dipping into the horizon and the thermometer reads 19° when the dogs and I return to the truck after hunting the final day of upland season in Kansas. A quick check of the fitness band reveals I’ve hiked over 12 miles in eight inches of new snowfall. The dogs never stopped hunting … Read more

Brian Koch