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Tennessee

Hunting

Migratory Bird Seasons & Bag Limits

Migratory Bird Seasons

Migratory bird seasons are subject to change by federal framework; check TWRA website for updates.

Species

Opens

Closes

Daily Bag*

Dove1
(Opens at noon on Sept. 1)

Sept. 1

Sept. 28

152

Oct. 9

Oct. 31

152

Dec. 8

Jan. 15

152

Woodcock1

Nov. 13

Dec. 5

3

Jan. 10

Jan. 31

Gallinule and Moorhen1

Sept. 1

Nov. 9

15

Crow

June 12

July 123

no limit

Sept. 1

Sept. 5

Sept. 10

Dec. 203

Jan. 1

Feb. 28

Rails (Virginia and Sora)1

Sept. 1

Nov. 9

25

Snipe1

Nov. 14

Feb. 28

8

1. Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit required (license type 006 or 007) (see License Fees).

2. No limit on Eurasian collared doves; however, any doves not readily identifiable as Eurasian collared doves will be considered mourning doves and count towards the mourning dove daily bag and possession limits.

3. Hunting allowed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.

* The possession limit is three (3) times the daily limit for all migratory game birds, except opening day when it shall be the same as the daily bag limit, and the second day of the season when it shall be twice the daily bag limit, and except for crows which have no limit.