The 2008-2009 Tennessee Quail hunting season is the time of year, set by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, which allows hunters to try to their hand at pursuing and taking their limit of Bobwhite Quail throughout the state. Although the time of year the season is open, or the dates, are important, they are not the only aspect of this hunting season that is important and should be followed. There are other rules and regulations that govern this hunting season, such as the area of the state where hunters can pursue the quail, the amount of quail that can be taken by each hunter, the number of quail that can be possessed by each hunter, the licenses that each hunter must possess and the weapons that can be used during this hunting season
The dates for the 2008-2009 Tennessee Quail hunting season are set by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency for November 8, 2008 through February 28, 2009. During these dates, quail hunters in Tennessee can legally take a daily bag limit of 6 quail and can have a possession limit of 12 quail throughout the state of Tennessee.
Even though the dates of the quail hunting season and the number of birds that can be taken and possessed are important, the hunter must have the required licenses and must carry an approved weapon in order to remain legal. Residents of Tennessee can choose from a Resident Hunting License, a Resident Hunting and Fishing Combination License, a Resident Annual Sportsman License or a Resident Lifetime Annual Sportsman License. Non-residents of Tennessee can choose from a 7-Day Hunt-Small Game/Waterfowl License, a Hunt-Small Game/Waterfowl License, a 7-Day All Game License or an Annual All Game License. In Tennessee, licenses are valid from February 18, 2008 through the last day of February 2009.
Weapons that can be used during the 2008-2009 Tennessee Quail hunting season are the last regulation that hunters should be aware of. These weapons that can used are shotguns with a number 4 shot or smaller, rifles and handguns with rim-fire ammunition, air rifles, muzzleloaders, archery equipment and falconry. Hunters, both residents of Tennessee and non-residents, must have additional permits or licenses to use archery equipment and falconry.
Bobwhite quail hunting in Tennessee can be a very enjoyable and rewarding time for anyone who participates legally. But, should these hunters choose to break the law, and they get caught doing it, they will face consequences that can take away from the enjoyment of this season.