Bear Seasons & Bag Limits

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Bag Limit and Season Dates




Bag Limit


Laurel Fork

Only Sept. 19 – 21, 2020a Archery, Muzzleloader, Gun Dogs Allowed 20 Bears 20 Bears 1 Bear, Either Sex. **Does not count towards statewide bag limit.

Special Regulations for Restricted Bear Hunt:

  1. If the cumulative harvest at the end of a day meets or exceeds 75% (at least 15) of the quota (20) the hunt will conclude at the end of legal hunting hours on that day.
    • Kettlefoot: Intersection of Hwy 421 and Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN (look for signs)
    • Laurel Fork: Hampton Bait Shop. 126 First Avenue, Hampton, TN
  2. Hunters should call a (423) 522-2467 or check the Agency web site to verify the hunt is open the following day. A message will be posted by 9:00 pm local time each day.