Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#2980127 - 10/13/12 06:54 PM What gun can you legally use in TN
TnTurk
4 Point


Registered: 02/17/12
Posts: 131
Loc: Chester County

Offline
I'm new to this predator hunting and was just wanting a little clarification as to what you can legally use to hunt yotes in TN during bow, muzzleloader, rifle, and after rifle season.
Top
#2980264 - 10/13/12 08:22 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: TnTurk]
rem270
18 Point


Registered: 11/15/02
Posts: 21487
Loc: south fulton

Offline
Dont want to steer you wrong. But im pretty sure you can only yote hunt with whatever type of season is open at the time.
_________________________
NO1 Greater- Ky Wildcats!!

Its not what happens in life, but how you react to it that matters.

Top
#2980308 - 10/13/12 08:49 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: rem270]
Nhill
8 Point


Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 1656
Loc: Maryville, TN

Offline
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.

Top
#2980313 - 10/13/12 08:53 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: Nhill]
BuckHunter511
8 Point


Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 1005
Loc: Cumberland County,Tennessee, U...

Offline
I think you can use a .50 cal BMG , but not 100% , ill ask Twra 😎
_________________________
Better a good day of catching fish, than a life time of crabs.

Top
#2991204 - 10/21/12 04:32 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: BuckHunter511]
Swampster
4 Point


Registered: 10/14/00
Posts: 433
Loc: Huron, TN, USA

Offline
Nhill has it right the way I read the regs.
Top
#2991516 - 10/21/12 11:05 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: Nhill]
scn
16 Point


Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 10449
Loc: Brentwood, TN US

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.
_________________________
Life is too short to fish with a dead cricket.

Top
#2991540 - 10/21/12 11:25 AM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: scn]
TITANSFAN2104
8 Point


Registered: 05/19/11
Posts: 1043
Loc: watertown ,TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.

So in other words, be a legal deer hunter!! What's crazy is that turkey season (big game also) doesn't have the same firearm restrictions as deer !!

Top
#2991632 - 10/21/12 12:47 PM Re: What gun can you legally use in TN [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
scn
16 Point


Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 10449
Loc: Brentwood, TN US

Offline
 Originally Posted By: TITANSFAN2104
 Originally Posted By: scn
 Originally Posted By: Nhill
I went over this last year and got a clear answer from TWRA.

You may use the legal weapon for deer during deer season, or you can use small game weapons. A small game weapon would be a rimfire rifle or a shotgun with T-shot or smaller shells.

Outside of deer season, you can use any weapon you want.


That is correct with the addition that using a centerfire weapon during the G/M/A season requires the hunter to be a legal big game hunter. That requires the proper big game license and meeting the blaze orange requirements.

So in other words, be a legal deer hunter!! What's crazy is that turkey season (big game also) doesn't have the same firearm restrictions as deer !!


There is much less of an issue of persons using the coyote hunting with centerfire "excuse" to get around license and blaze orange requirements in turkey season since the centerfires aren't legal for turkey and blaze orange isn't required. It would be a MAJOR issue during the gun deer season.


Edited by scn (10/21/12 12:56 PM)
_________________________
Life is too short to fish with a dead cricket.

Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  Bobby G, Unicam, RUGER, Taylor, TeamTndeer, Tennessee Todd, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck, gtk 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106599
RUGER
88400
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
62020
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
yarddawg54, schiesser, bigdoc, Bggamehunter, willy2763
13605 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered and 39 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13605 Members
43 Forums
100233 Topics
1180120 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
December
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.005 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.