2019 Spring Squirrel Season To Open May 11

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tennessee’s 2019 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 11, and will continue through Sunday, June 9. 

The daily bag limit is 10, the same for the fall/winter squirrel season, which is held from late August to the end of February.

Squirrel hunting is a great way to start hunting. There are public areas open for hunting at Hiwassee Refuge, McGlothin-Largen WMA, and Chuck Swan State Forest for anyone to come and try it.

There are five species of tree squirrels found in Tennessee. Two species, the southern flying squirrel and the northern flying squirrel, are not hunted. They are small, nocturnal and rarely seen.

For more information on Tennessee hunting seasons and license information, obtain a 2018-19 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available at TWRA Regional Offices and at hunting and fishing license agents or go online to TWRA’s website www.tnwildlife.org to view a copy of the guide.


TVA Celebrates National Trails Day With Volunteer Opportunities

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to celebrate National Trails Day 2019 with several events. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of thousands of people across ... (click for more)

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Outdoors

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The Tennessee Valley Authority is inviting the public to celebrate National Trails Day 2019 with several events. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. get together to celebrate National Trails Day. This year it will be observed on Saturday, June 1, and is sponsored by the American Hiking Society. “We look forward to participating ... (click for more)

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Opinion

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I reckon it is time for the gloves to come off as negotiations seem to have broken down. I speak for no LE Agency, or LE entity. I speak only for myself, and my family, as a citizen, taxpayer and voter.... As you, Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and our Hamilton County Commissioners sleep safely at night, there are men and women at the HCSO, wide awake keeping ... (click for more)

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