Tennessee Free Hunting Day Set for August 27

(WJHL) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announced Thursday that outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of a free hunt day on Saturday, August 27.

The event allows Tennesseans to hunt for a day without the need for a hunting license or permit requirements from the WMA. It also coincides with the launch of the chipmunk season, according to a press release from TWRA.

“The TWRA encourages regular hunters to introduce friends and family (young and old) to the sport of the outdoors,” the statement read. “It’s also a great opportunity for people who haven’t tried hunting in a while to get back into the sport.”

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While WMA licenses and permits do not apply on free hunting day, TWRA officials reminded hunters that they must have completed a hunter education course if their birthday falls on or after January 1, 1969. . A learner’s license is required for those born in that date range. if they haven’t taken the course.

“This license exempts the hunter from the mandatory hunter education law for one year from the date of purchase, but can only be purchased for up to three consecutive years during the hunter’s lifetime,” the release said. “Those under 10 years of age do not need a Hunter Education certificate, but must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years of age who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device.”

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Hunters can take up to 10 squirrels per day from August 27 through March 15, 2023. The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has extended the season end date from late February. Hunting days start half an hour before sunrise and half an hour before sunset.

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