If a county is listed in the table, turkey may also be be harvested with archery. For the purpose of these hunting regulations, the state of tennessee is hereby divided into. The statewide spring turkey hunting season is april 4may 17, and will go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak. Same as statewide seasons except closed during archery, youth deer hunt, deer quota hunts and spring squirrel season. If a county allows fall turkey hunting, the turkey may also be harvested with archery equipment during the deerarchery only season. Researchers hope decline in turkey harvest in middle tennessee. Season bag limit in counties open to fall season, 1 bearded turkey per county, no hens. Sorry about a small segment in the video that did not transfer properly.
Tennessee turkey season regulations and information tn. Watch as my bestfriend hunter hoff smokes a huge tom at 15 yards. Tennessee turkey hunt 2017 opening day monster gobbler. Several hunting seasons including squirrel, dove, turkey, deer and ducks open in the fall.
One male turkey or turkey with visible beard youths who take a turkey during the youth season may not harvest a second bird until april 27. During the spring turkey hunting season, the bag limit in tennessee is one bearded turkey per day, not to exceed four per season. This is because the bird taken during the youth season counts as the first bird for the first week of the regular season. Tennessee hunting and trapping guide for deer units, county listings, and the. See the 201920 tennessee hunting and trapping guide for listing. Fall turkey hunting season opens saturday the tennessean. Hunters 6 to 15 years old may harvest one jake as part of their twobird limit during the season including the youth hunt. Turkeys harvested during the deerarchery only season count toward the county bag limit. The fall turkey permit is valid for the fall archery, crossbow and shotgun turkey seasons and allows a hunter to harvest up to the fall season bag limit of turkeys. Twra reminds turkey hunters of new tag before you drag. Tennessee fall hunting seasons start opening this month.
Sixyear study to determine cause of smaller turkey harvest in middle tennessee. Be sure to check the recently changed fall turkey regs. The fall turkey season is now limited to bearded birds only see pg. The bag limits listed in the table are for turkeys, either sex.
No more than one legal turkey may be taken per day. Shortterm 1 or 7day hunting licenses are not valid for turkey hunting. Tennessee turkey season regulations and information. As those spring bag limits go, four bearded turkeys a season, and no more than one per day, is as good as it gets for the traveling spring gobbler hunter.
The following counties are open for fall turkey shotgunarchery hunting. During a deer archery only season, a fall turkey hunter may not be in possession of both archery equipment and firearms. During the fall turkey seasons a turkey hunter may not be in possession of both archery equipment and shotguns andor rifles. Bag limits for this season are defined by the following table. Nashville, tn more than 1,200 turkeys were harvested during the two segments december 6th10th, december 11th17th of fall turkey hunting. Tennessee spring turkey hunting season to open as scheduled.1496 1019 649 1188 221 973 405 91 260 769 1546 911 303 1500 1272 1470 1302 78 514 1186 159 1129 66 79 99 314 230 240 1362 948 1228 1328 1577 773 349 1172 269 899 208 767 998 62 1046 842 343