Today's Hunter in Tennessee

Today's Hunter in Tennessee


Today's Hunter in Tennessee: A Guide to Hunting Responsibly and Safely is a student manual developed for hunting students in Tennessee, approved by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. This manual introduces you to U.S. hunting regulations and provides general information about firearm equipment, basic shooting and hunting skills, ethics and safety, survival skills, and wildlife identification.

Tennessee’s rolling hills and thick forests make for an abundance of opportunities for hunters. Bird dogs are particularly popular—the state is home to the National Bird Dog Museum in Grand Junction. Hunt black bear, deer, elk, turkey, sandhill crane, and more in Bear Hollow Wildlife Management Area or the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.

With this handbook, you can ensure you are well-prepared to make every hunting trip a safe one. Hunting safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Topics include:

  • Using the Correct Ammunition
  • Good Marksmanship and Accuracy
  • Elevated Stand Safety
  • Hunting Strategies
  • Primitive Hunting Equipment and Techniques
  • Safely Carrying Firearms in the Field
  • Hunter Ethics
  • Preparation and Survival Skills
  • Wildlife Identification
  • And much more… 

Hunter Education

Make your learning about hunting safety fun and easy by taking an online hunter education course at Hunter Ed works with IHEA-USA, more than 35 state agencies, and industry partners to develop approved and recognized online hunter safety courses. With a safety course, hunters of all ages can become more successful and ethical hunters.

Anyone born after Dec. 31, 1968, who hunts in Tennessee needs to pass a Tennessee Hunter Safety course. Become a safer hunter today!