Tennessee’s 2016-17 duck hunting season ends on Sunday, Jan. 29. The Youth Waterfowl hunting season will follow on two Saturdays, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, for the Statewide and the Reelfoot Duck Zones. Hunters ages 6-12 are eligible and must be accompanied by an adult (21 years or older), who cannot hunt ducks but can participate on other waterfowl seasons. One adult may supervise more than one hunter. The usual daily bag limit of six ducks applies.
Canada goose season ends on Jan. 29 in the Statewide Zone and Feb. 11 in the Northwest Zone. For most other goose species the Standard Season ends on Feb. 11. The daily bag limit is 20.
For blue, snow and Ross geese there is an extra Conservation Season that runs Feb. 12 – March 10. But, there is now a free Light Goose Conservation Season Permit required to hunt during the Conservation Season, available in late January on the TWRA website https://gooutdoorstennessee.com/. No Federal or state waterfowl stamps are required but a license is required, and it can be from any state. In this season there is no daily bag limit; also, unplugged shotguns and electronic calls are allowed. Get all of the details at www.tn.gov/twra/article/waterfowl-hunting. You can track the fall migration of waterfowl with real time hunting reports from Ducks Unlimited at www.ducks.org.