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Tennessee

Hunting

Small Game Seasons & Bag Limits

Species

Opening Date

Closing Date

Daily Bag

Hunting

Squirrel

Aug. 28

Feb. 28

10

Spring Squirrel 2022

May 14

June 12

10

Rabbit

Nov. 6

Feb. 28

5

Grouse

Oct. 9

Feb. 28

3

Quail

Nov. 6

Feb. 28

6

Beaver

year around

None

Coyote

year around

None

Groundhog

year around

None

Striped Skunk

year around

None

Armadillo

year around

None

Fox

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Mink

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Muskrat

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Otter1

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Spotted Skunk

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Weasel

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Raccoon Private Lands Only

July 1 Sunset

Sept. 17 Sunrise

1

Raccoon Taking Season

Sept. 17 Sunset

Feb. 28

2

Opossum Private Lands Only

July 1 Sunset

Sept. 17 Sunrise

1

Opossum Taking Season

Sept. 17 Sunset

Feb. 28

2

Bobcat2

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

Bullfrog

year around

Except state lakes3

20

Trapping

Beaver

year around

None

Coyote

year around

None

Groundhog

year around

None

Striped Skunk

year around

None

Fox

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Mink

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Muskrat

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Otter1

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Spotted Skunk

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Weasel

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Raccoon

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Opossum

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None

Bobcat2

Nov. 19

Feb. 28

None