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Bear Hunting

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2013 Statewide Bear Seasons (See WMA Section for WMA Bear Seasons)

Bear reserves are closed to bear hunting.

 

Dogs
Permitted
No Dogs
Permitted
Youth
(No Dogs Permitted)

County

Sept. 30
–Oct.7
G/M/A

Oct.
5–13
G/M/A

Oct. 28
–Nov.
1
G/M/A

Nov.
4–8
G/M/A

Nov. 29
–Dec. 23
G/M/A

Dec.
2–15
G/M/A

Dec. 31
–Jan. 3 G/M/A

Sept. 28
–0ct. 25
Archery Only

Nov. 23–26
G/M/A

Oct. 26–27
G/M/A

Blount

open

open

open

All Listed Counties Open

All Listed Counties Open

All Listed Counties Open

All Listed Counties Open

Youth 6–16 years may participate;
must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult.

Carter

open

open

Cocke (south of I-40)

open

open

open

Cocke (north of I-40)

open

open

Greene

open

open

Jefferson (east of 411)

open

open

open

Johnson

open

open

Monroe

open

open

open

Polk (east of 411 & north of 64)

open

open

open

Sevier

open

open

open

Sullivan

open

open

Unicoi

open

open

Washington

open

open

  • » Bear Season Regulations

Bear Limit: 0ne (1) bear either sex per year.

  • The limit on bear for any person participating in statewide or WMA hunts or both shall not exceed one bear per calendar year. This bear may be either sex.
  • Cubs or female bears with cubs at side may not be taken at any time. A cub is defined as a bear weighing 75 pounds or less.
  • Bears may be whole or field dressed but must weigh 75 pounds or greater when checked in.
  • The reproductive (sex) organs must remain attached to each bear harvested until the bear has been officially checked-in at an official TWRA checking station.
  • Bear may not be checked-in via the internet.
  • » Bear Dog Training Season (Private lands only)

No bears may be taken. No firearms or archery equipment may be possessed. Bear dog training is permitted one half-hour before legal sunrise to one half hour after legal sunset. For information on the bear dog training season in the Cherokees, see the WMA section.

  • » Legal Hunting Equipment

See Manner and Means.

  • » Incidental Take of Wild Hogs

Wild hogs can be taken incidental to scheduled bear-dog hunts by legal bear hunters.

Bear Dog Training Season

County

Training Dates

Blount, Carter, Cocke, Greene,
Jefferson (east of 411), Johnson, Sevier,
Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington

Aug. 24–Sept. 29

Monroe, Polk (east of 411 & north of 64)

Sept. 4–13

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Attention Bear Hunters

Help with bear population monitoring by submitting a pre-molar tooth from your bear.

What is the need for submitting teeth?

Bear-Tooth_opt.jpgAging bears using teeth allows biologist to more accurately model bear populations. Historically, teeth were collected by Agency personnel. However, with longer seasons and higher bear harvest, it is no longer feasible for TWRA personnel to collect all the samples. So hunters can make an important contribution to bear management in Tennessee by voluntarily submitting a tooth from each bear harvested.

How do I collect a tooth?

The upper premolar tooth is right behind the canine (see photo). Using a knife or screwdriver, push the gum line toward the top of the bears head exposing more of the tooth. Loosen the tooth with a knife or screwdriver using the canine as leverage. Once loose, the tooth can be extracted with pliers. Note: The entire tooth, roots included, is needed. If the tooth breaks, try pulling the premolar from the other side.

Why submit a tooth?

In order to accurately model bear populations, teeth need to be submitted from all age classes (young and old).

How do I submit a tooth?

Complete data sheet and
send with tooth to:

TWRA
Bear Data Collection
3030 Wildlife Way
Morristown, TN 37814

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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