New Year’s Day for the Chinese Year of the Rooster was on Jan. 28, 2017. Likewise, New Year’s Day for the Tennessee Sportsman is March 1, 2017. All annual hunting and fishing licenses expire on that date. The 2017-2018 licenses can be purchased early beginning on Feb. 18.
There are three ways to buy licenses: On the Internet at www.tnwildlife.org; with the Mobile app www.gotwra.org; and in person at all license agencies, which include sporting goods stores, county court clerks and regional TWRA offices. Licenses purchased online with a credit card are charged a processing and handling fee of $4.25 for those licenses mailed or $3 for those self-printed.
Something new: In case of a lost license, a valid duplicate can be printed at no cost online at www.tnwildlife.org, selecting the “reprint my licenses” button on the customer information screen. Also, duplicate licenses can be obtained from any TWRA license agent for an $8 fee.