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Tennesseans can hunt without a license this weekend

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Posted at 8:23 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 12:04:01-04

(WTVF) — Tennesseans can hunt without a license this weekend as part of the state's Free Hunting Day.

On August 24, Tennessee Resources Wildlife Agency encourages regular hunters to introduce friends and family members to the outdoor sport.

Free Hunting Day also marks the opening day of squirrel season and will be during the August private lands, archery-only deer season.

Saturday, Tennessee residents are exempt from hunting licenses and WMA permit requirements. Many, but not all, WMAs are open to hunters looking for public access on Free Hunting Day.

While there are not license requirements, the state still requires education courses to be taken. If you were born on or after January 1, 1969, you are required to complete a hunter education course. To be exempt from the course, you must purchase an apprentice license.

Hunters can harvest up to 10 squirrels a day during squirrel season.