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Free hunting day in TN this Saturday

Saturday marks the opening of Squirrel Season for Tennessee hunters and it’s also the day that Tennessee residents can hunt without a license in the state.

Free Hunting Day is an annual event provided by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to increase interest in hunting.

In a news release from the agency, it says Tennessee residents are also exempt from Wildlife Management Area permit requirements on Saturday. Hunters should check on the TWRA website to see which areas are accessible that day.

Now before you hit the outdoors ready to bag your daily limit of 10 on Saturday — license free — keep in mind that hunter education requirements are not waived for Free Hunting Day. Anyone born in 1969 or later is required to have successfully completed a hunter education course or obtained an apprentice license.

In addition to Squirrel Season opening, other species that have a year-round season will be open for the day as well.

Those include armadillo, beaver, coyote, groundhog and striped skunk.

For more information on licensing, season opening dates, and more — see the TWRA’s 2016 Hunting Guide.

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