Big Game Hunting in Tennessee
- Chronic Wasting Disease
- Deer Hunting - Biology
- Elk Hunting - Biology
- Turkey Hunting - Biology - Report a Band
- Bear Hunting - Biology - Report a Bear Sighting
- Game Check-In Information
- Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide
- Fluorescent "Blaze" Orange Requirements
- Big Game Found Dead
- Tennessee Deer Registry
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. (A hat and vest fulfill requirements.)
Blaze orange camo is legal if it contains 500 square inches of fluorescent orange. In those areas where the archery-only deer season dates overlap with another big game gun season (i. e. bear or boar), archers are required to wear 500 square inches of daylight fluorescent-orange (TCA-70-4-124).
All big game found dead should be left where found and need not be reported.
Individuals wanting to keep big game found dead must first contact the local Regional TWRA office for authorization. Big game, except bear, accidentally killed by a motor vehicle may be possessed by any person for personal use and consumption if the TWRA or local law enforcement agency is notified within 48 hours. A bear killed by a motor vehicle may be possessed only upon the issuance of a receipt from the TWRA.
Any vehicle in which an illegally possessed big game animal is found is subject to confiscation.