TWRA CREATES NIGHT HUNTING SEASON FOR COYOTES AND BOBCATS

In the Furbearer Hunting and Trapping regulations, the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission has voted to remove the legal take of long-tailed weasels and spotted skunks due to their elevated status on the State Threatened and Endangered Species list.

The commission also voted to create a night hunting season for coyotes and bobcats. Night hunting is on private land only and requires a hunting license and written landowner permission.

The season will open the day after the end of deer season and run through the second Sunday in March then reopen the first Saturday in June through the second Sunday in August. Hunting hours are 30 minutes after sunset to 30 minutes before sunrise.

The limit for bobcats is one per night (the daytime limit of one bobcat is separate), and there is no limit on coyotes. Hunting with dogs is not allowed during the night season and only shotguns are allowed, no single projectiles. Night vision and thermal imaging equipment are allowed. Lights are allowed but not from or attached to a mechanized vehicle or cast from public road. Hand, mouth-operated, and electronic calls that imitate wounded prey or coyote calls are allowed.

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