All Tennessee counties are open to wild turkey hunting including WMAs and refuges unless specifically listed.
March 29–May 11, 2014
One (1) bearded turkey per day, not to exceed four (4) per season. Turkeys taken on all quota hunts and specially designated WMAs are bonus turkeys.
March 22–23, 2014 (ages 6 through 16). One (1) bearded turkey which counts toward statewide bag unless taken on a WMA where turkeys are designated as bonus birds. Multiple youths may be accompanied by a nonhunting adult, 21 years of age or older, who must remain in a position to take immediate control of the hunting device, who is not required to have a license.
Thirty minutes before legal sunrise to legal sunset.
1. Shotguns using ammunition loaded with No. 4 shot or smaller. No restriction on number of rounds in magazine.
2. Longbows, recurve bows, compound bows, crossbows and other bows drawn or held by a mechanical device.
3. Firearms and archery equipment may be equipped with sighting devices except those devices utilizing an artificial light capable of locating wildlife. Night vision scopes are illegal.
Most WMAs are open with statewide seasons and bag limits but some have restricted dates or quota hunts. See WMA section for specific dates and regulations.
Albino, grey/silver phase, bronze or other non-typical plumages regularly appear in the Tennessee flock but at extremely low frequencies. These aberrantly colored birds are often considered a prized natural trophy or a perceived domestic problem. Very little is known about these color phases but most biologists believe the influence of domestic genes in the wild flock has little impact on population health or the expression of these rare plumages. Regardless of color, all wild turkey in Tennessee are legal for harvest during the open turkey season and must be checked in according to big game check-in procedures.
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.