NASHVILLE, Tenn.—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.