Migratory Bird Seasons & Bag Limits
Migratory Bird Seasons
|Migratory bird seasons are subject to change by federal framework; check TWRA website for updates.|
(Opens at noon on Sept. 1)
|Sept. 1||Sept. 28||152|
|Oct. 10||Nov. 1||152|
|Dec. 8||Jan. 15||152|
|Woodcock1||Nov. 14||Dec. 6||3|
|Jan. 10||Jan. 31|
|Gallinule and Moorhen1||Sept. 1||Nov. 9||15|
|Crow||June 12||July 123||no limit|
|Sept. 4||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.