The application period for the 2020 spring turkey quota hunts begins Dec. 11 and the filing deadline is Jan. 15. There are 13 adult hunts and five youth hunts available. Sign-ups must be done online or at any license agency; they cannot be mailed. The application fee is $12, but there is no fee for Annual Sportsman (Type 004), Lifetime Sportsman (Types 401-406) license holders or seniors with an Annual Senior Sportsman License (Type 167).
The turkey quota hunt instruction sheet is also available at license agencies or online at www.tnwildlife.org, then choose “Buy a License Online”, or go directly to it here.
The 2020 spring turkey season will run April 4 – May 17. The Statewide Youth-only Hunt (ages 6-16) will be March 28-29. The bag limit for the regular hunts is one bearded bird per day, not to exceed four per season. Turkeys taken on wildlife management area hunts are bonus birds. Most WMAs are open for turkey hunting, but some have special restrictions; see page 43 of the 2019-2020 hunting guide and the various WMA listings.