Tennessee Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 8 – February 28, 2023

 Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

7-Day $61.50

State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

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, 2023

 Limits: 3 per day

*closed west of I-65

Bobwhite Quail

Tennessee Bobwhite Quail Season

November 5 – February 28, 2023

Limits: 6 per day


Tennessee Woodcock Season

November 12 – December 4, 2022 and January 10 – January 31, 2023

Limits: 3 per day

Practicing Shotgun Shooting

Shotgun Summer

Follow along as we share the things we’re working on to become better shooters afield. We’re just a month away from bird hunting and…