Autumn ushers in more small game hunting. Rabbit and quail seasons open Nov. 2 and close on Feb. 29; Wilson snipe opens Nov. 14. and closes on Feb. 28. The daily bag limits are five for rabbit, six for quail and eight for snipe. Dove’s second segment closes on Nov. 3, but will reopen Dec. 8 – Jan. 15, a limit of 15 per day.
Last year the woodcock season was shifted two weeks later on the calendar to better match the bird’s southerly migration through Tennessee; and this year it is a split season: Nov. 9 – Dec. 1and Jan. 10-31. The daily bag limit is three. Remember that the Tennessee Migratory Bird Permit ($2) is required for dove, snipe and woodcock.