Tennessee Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons

Overview

Tennessee's migratory bird hunting seasons include specific dates and bag limits for various species. These regulations are in place to ensure sustainable hunting and conservation of migratory bird populations.

Season Details and Bag Limits

Sandhill Crane

  • Statewide Zone: Dec. 2, 2023 – Jan. 30, 2024
  • Southeast Zone: Dec. 2, 2023 - Jan. 11, 2024 & Jan. 15 – 30, 2024

Mourning Dove

  • Seasons:
    • Sep. 1 - 28, 2023
    • Oct. 14 - Nov. 5, 2023
    • Dec. 8, 2023 - Jan. 15, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 15

Woodcock

  • Seasons:
    • Nov. 11 - Dec. 3, 2023
    • Jan. 10 - Jan. 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 3

Crow

  • Seasons:
    • June 11 – July 12, 2023 (Fri, Sat. Sun. only)
    • Sep. 1 – Sep. 5, 2023
    • Sep. 9 – Dec 20, 2023 (Fri., Sat., Sun. only)
    • Jan. 1 – Feb 28, 2024
  • Bag Limit: No limit

Snipe

  • Season: Nov. 14, 2023 - Feb. 28, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 8

Canada Goose

  • Season: Sep. 1-17, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 5

Wood Duck/Teal

  • Season: Sep. 9-13, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 6 (not to exceed 2 wood ducks/day)

Teal-only

  • Season: Sep. 14-17, 2023
  • Bag Limit: 6

Ducks, Coots, and Mergansers

  • Seasons:
    • Nov 25 - 26, 2023
    • Dec 5, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024
  • Bag Limit: 6

Special Hunts

  • Veterans and Active Military: Feb 4 and Feb. 11, 2024
  • Young Sportsman:
    • Feb. 3, 2024 (All zones)
    • Feb. 10, 2024

Important Considerations

  • Species-Specific Limits: Each species has a distinct bag limit to manage its population sustainably.
  • Special Hunts: Dedicated days for young sportsmen, veterans, and active military personnel.
  • Conservation Compliance: Hunters must adhere to these regulations for the conservation of migratory bird species and their habitats.

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