Hunting in Tennessee

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12 hunting trips from 1 outfitter starting from $235

12 hunts
$235 starting from
2 animals
989km to the nearest trip

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About hunting in Tennessee

Tennessee’s hunting history and heritage goes back to the days of the Longhunters in the 1760s and 1770s, when hunters and explorers such as Daniel Boone and Richard Callaway made “long hunts” into the state from southwestern Virginia, blazing trails through the high, rugged mountains of East Tennessee and opening up the state to European settlement. Today, Tennessee is still a hunter’s paradise. Habitats vary widely, with the Appalachian Mountains dominating the eastern part of the state and the rolling hills and bottomland along the Mississippi River forming the western border. White-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and black bears are abundant. Upland birds, ducks and geese, and small game are also found in Tennessee, and traditional nighttime raccoon hunting with dogs is a popular pastime. Black bears are also hunted with dogs in designated areas. Hunting opportunities are available for wild hogs in some areas in conjunction with other big-game seasons. The range of white-tailed deer in Tennessee includes all 95 counties in the state; statewide, the deer herd numbers approximately 900,000 animals. Growth of the Tennessee deer herd is expected to continue, with most expansion occurring in the Mississippi River counties and in eastern Tennessee, which has traditionally been the slowest area of the state for deer population growth. The deer herd in middle and west Tennessee is so robust in some areas that management efforts are focused at slowing or stabilizing herd growth. Tennessee even has a limited-quota elk season. Elk were reintroduced to the state in the late 1990s, and the elk herd currently numbers a little over 400. In 2009, Tennessee held its first elk hunt in 150 years. In 2017, 15 draw permits for elk were issued. Hunters must wear on the upper portion of their body and head a minimum of 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent orange (blaze orange), visible front and back, while hunting big game, except on archery-only and turkey hunts. For more information about hunting in Tennessee, see

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Turkey Semi Guided 4 Day Hunt

Turkey Semi Guided 4 Day Hunt United States

* $100 for each additional turkey * prices include both hunting and lodging Guide fee is $150 per half day.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 10 May 2021

Package price $850 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Whitetail Deer Muzzle Hunt 2-5 Days

Whitetail Deer Muzzle Hunt 2-5 Days United States

Bucks must be 6 pts or larger. There is a $250 charge for any buck less than 6 pts, Prices include both hunting and lodging 1 Day Hunt ..... $250.00 2 Day Hunt ..... $490.00 3 Day Hunt ..... $695.00 4 Day Hunt ..... $900.00 5 Day Hunt ..... $1095.00 A big game license is required for all hunting at with us. You may either pick up your license in advance or there are several locations nearby that you may purchase one. Dates fill up fast and space is limited, so be sure to call and reserve your spot as soon as possible.

Trip duration: 2 - 5 days

Hunting season: 24 Sep 2021 10 Jan 2022

Price from $500 for 2 days, 1 hunter
Turkey Guided 3 Day Hunt

Turkey Guided 3 Day Hunt United States

* $100 for each additional turkey * prices include both hunting and lodging $549.99 for semi-guided option

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 Apr 2021 10 May 2021

Package price $980 for 3 days, 1 hunter

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