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How to Get a Hunting License in Tennessee

By Edited Apr 25, 2016 0 0

A hunting lease is an agreement between a hunter and a landowner to allow hunting for a certain time period. Every hunting lease is unique, since it can be customized to meet the needs of both the landowner and hunter. Some leases are only good for a few weeks, and others are for a year or longer. Allowing hunters on your land is a good way for landowners to earn extra income, while the hunter gets sole use of the property and won't have to worry about competing hunters on the same property.

Step 1

Go online and search some websites for hunting leases. Some websites act as "hunting lease brokers" and will list land available for rent in several different states. Examples include BaseCampLeasing.com, HighTechRedneck.com, and TennesseeHuntingLeases.com. Search by location or the type of game on the land.

Step 2

Join a hunting lease club or group. This is a group of hunters who decide to hunt together and pool their money for a lease, which can be thousands of dollars. You can find clubs on the websites listed in Step 1.

Step 3

Decide how much you want to spend on your lease, what type of game you want to hunt, and for how long. This will help you narrow your search.

Step 4

Find a lease that you want and click on the "Contact" link to write an email to the person listing the lease.

Step 5

Visit the land you are going to hunt, or speak on the phone with the owner. Read through the contract that the landowner will give you to sign. Make sure every detail is specified, from the length of the lease to the type of game to the exact hunting range allowed.

Step 6

Go to the Wildlife License website to get your TN hunting licenses. This is what the state of Tennessee uses for electronic applications.

Things You'll Need

* Hunting licenses/permits

Tips

* Look at the fee chart to estimate how much you will need to spend on your hunting license.
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* Find out if you are exempt from buying a hunting license, since there are exceptions for certain groups of people.

Warnings

* You can run into legal repercussions if you hunt game not specified in the contract.


Reference

* U of Tennessee: Earning Income Through Hunt Leases

* Wildlife License: Online License Center

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