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Tennessee’s 2018-19 hunting and fishing licenses are now available.

They can be purchased at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices, license agents, on the TWRA website and at the TWRA “On the Go App.”

The 2017-18 licenses expire on February 28 and the renewed licenses are valid through February 2019. License sales are the primary source of funding for the TWRA.


Resident licenses may be purchased by individuals who possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license; persons who have resided in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the intention of making Tennessee their permanent home ( but do not hold a driver’s license in another state), military personnel on active duty in this state and their immediate families, who reside with them, regardless of resident status  and students who are enrolled in a Tennessee school, college, or university for at least six months.

A Social Security number is required to purchase a Tennessee hunting or fishing license.

If purchased through the internet, charges are $4.25 for licenses mailed and $3 for self-printed or emailed licenses.

In the case of a lost license, duplicate licenses can be obtained from any TWRA license agent for an $8 fee. Valid duplicate licenses can also be printed online at no cost by selecting the “reprint my licenses” button on the customer information screen.

As of February 18, 2018, both resident and non-resident guide licenses, as well as replacements, are now only available by application.

For the second license year, customers have the option to purchase a hard-copy collector’s card for any annual license. The size of a credit card, the license features recreated paintings by famed Tennessee artist Ralph McDonald. Customers have the option to choose between his renditions of a buck or largemouth bass. The back of the card contains specific license information.