The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is pleased to announce that hunting and fishing licenses and permits will be valid for one year from the date of purchase. All of Tennessee’s current annual hunting and fishing licenses expired Feb. 28.
Exceptions will be captive permits, federal duck stamp, migratory bird permits, and slatted basket tags.
Licensing is available online anytime at www.GoOutdoorsTennessee.com, on the TWRA “On the Go” app, or from any of 474 licensing agents across the state. You can also choose to automatically renew your license and never worry about your license expiring again. Customers can also purchase a new trading card design for any annual license. The new waterproof and durable card features a choice of a smallmouth fish, a Tennessee state fish or a pair of deer.
If you like wildlife of all kinds, you should thank a hunter or a fisherman. Without them, the state would not have the abundance of fish and wildlife that Tennesseans enjoy.
Hunters and anglers have funded Tennessee and nationwide wildlife conservation for more than 100 years through the purchase of licenses. 100% of hunting and fishing license fees go to support wildlife conservation in Tennessee. Additionally, a license purchase returns taxes paid on firearms, archery equipment, fishing gear, and boat fuel to Tennessee at a rate of up to $40 per year. Buying a license is therefore an excellent investment. This successful funding system is the Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program, which is the biggest driver of wildlife conservation nationwide.