2017-2018 Full Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide

TWRA On The Go

Calling all Tennessee sportsmen/women and wildlife enthusiasts! Would you rather be outside enjoying all of the beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities that Tennessee has to offer? Are you looking for outdoor adventures?

Well, the TWRA finally has a bonafide app for that! Now you can take the TWRA with you whenever you’re on the go!

Now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play!

Download in the Apple App StoreDownload on Android


The app is only backward compatible for Android devices running Gingerbread 3 or later and Apple devices running iOS 6 or later.



TWRA App Boat Screen

  • Stay on top of all of the TWRA’s latest news through our RSS Feed
  • Fingertip access to Tennessee’s Hunting/Trapping, Waterfowl, Fishing, & Boating Guides
  • Buy your licenses, renew boats, and report and see your harvests online!
    (just like the mobile optimized website site currently in use)
  • Always know when sunrise and sunset is in your neck of the woods
  • Find a WMA, Check Stations, Hunters for the Hungry Processors, Fishing Spots, Boat Ramps, and Wildlife Viewing Areas near you (and even get directions)!
  • Upload your favorite trophy to the TWRA’s online Trophy Room
  • Keep a Hunter’s Diary to remember your special moments in the woods and access your harvest log anytime
  • Catch the latest fishing reports and identify your fish with our Fish ID Guide
  • Learn more about Tennessee’s Watchable Wildlife
  • Browse through delicious wild game and fish recipes
  • Stay connected to the TWRA through our social media outlets at Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube
  • And more!

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Buy Licenses/Permits & Renew Boat Registrations

License SampleDo you need to hit the woods early, but in all of the excitement of the big day you forgot to purchase your new hunting license? Now you can get your license from your cell phone or mobile device.

You can still purchase your licenses and permits at any TWRA license agent or online, but now you can also enjoy the added convenience of purchasing those licenses and permits on your mobile devices as well.

In addition, boat renewals can also be completed from the comfort of your mobile devices.

If you've used our online license system to do anything in the past, you'll have no problem using our mobile optimized website . It's intuitive design and user-friendly screens guide you step-by-step throughout the entire process, whether you're needing a hunting license, fishing license, a permit, or needing to renew your boat registration.

Report Harvests with the Harvest Log & Diary

After a long day of hunting, who doesn't want to get home or to the processor sooner? Well now you can! Check in your big game animal from the convenience of your cell phone or other mobile device.

The hunter must check the animals in one of three ways:

Deer and turkey shall be checked in at any approved TWRA checking station, on the TWRA mobile application before leaving the state or being gifted to another, and before the end of the calendar day. Evidence of the big game animal’s sex, species and antlered status (if applicable) must remain with the animal while afield and until checked in. After check in, the harvest confirmation number shall be available for inspection by TWRA personnel until time of final processing. 

It is a violation of this section to provide false information during the check in process. By completing the required check in information, whether on paper or electronic form, the hunter is affirming that the information as it appears on the permanent record is valid and correct. This harvest record is a legal document. the harvest confirmation number shall accompany any big game animals taken to a taxidermist or meat processor. 

See an example of a harvest report confirmation page pdf

In addition to reporting harvests, when you use the TWRA's mobile website , you can also use the harvest diary to log your special moments and experiences while hunting as well. It's a great way to record your memories about your experiences all in one place!