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Tennessee Waterfowl Hunting

Season / Zone Dates Notes
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
Statewide except Reelfoot
Nov 28 – Nov 29
Dec 5 – Jan 31
Ducks, Coots & Mergansers
Nov 14 – Nov 15
Dec 5 – Jan 31
Within the boundaries of the Reelfoot Lake Wildlife Mgmt Area
Canada Geese
Oct 10 – Oct 27
Nov 28 – Nov 29
Dec 5 – Jan 31
All counties and areas not included in the NW Zone
Canada Geese
NW Zone
Oct 10 – Oct 14
Nov 14 – Nov 15
Dec 5 – Feb 13
Lake, Obion, and Weakley counties; that portion of Dyer County, excluding that portion south of Hwy 104; and Gibson County excluding that portion bounded on the south by Hwy 104 and on the west by Hwy 45W.
Light Geese Nov 28 – Nov 29
Dec 5 – Feb 13
Light Goose Conservation Season Feb 14 – Mar 10 Electronic calls and unplugged shotguns are permitted.
White-fronted Geese Nov 28 – Nov 29
Dec 5 – Feb 13
Brant Nov 23 – Jan 31
Statewide Youth Feb 6 & Feb 13 Open to hunters ages 6-15 accompanied by a non-hunting adult age 21 or older.

Additional Information

Bag Limit Species / Season Daily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Duck 6, including no more than:

  • 4 mallards (max. 2 female)
  • 1 black duck
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 2 pintails
  • 2 canvasback
  • 3 scaup
  • 2 redheads
Coot 15
Merganser 5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Canada Goose 3
Light Goose 20, no possession limit
Light Goose Conservation Order No bag or possession limits
White-fronted Goose 2
Brant 2
Hunting Times Season Times
Light Goose Conservation Order 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset
All other seasons 1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & Ammo Type Details
Shotgun 10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells
Shot Must be non-toxic