TWRA offers ‘Free Hunting Day’ on Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Saturday is Free Hunting Day, and you are allowed to hunt without a license in Tennessee. It also marks the opening day of the squirrel season.

The TWRA does this in hopes of increasing people’s interest in hunting. It gives them a chance before they start the process of getting a license to try it out.

It is important to note that there are still other requirements to participate, including the need to complete a hunter education course, required for those born after January 1, 1969.

As for squirrel season, one of the state’s oldest traditions, hunters can take up to ten a day through March 15 of next year.

The TWRA is encouraging regular hunters on this day to introduce the sport to their friends and family. The agency also said it’s a great opportunity for people who haven’t tried hunting in a long time to get back into it.

In Tennessee, there were about 700,000 people who had a hunting license last year. You can learn more about how to apply for a license here.