Tennessee Department of State - Division of Publications
Wildlife Proclamations

Note: This database includes proclamations dating back to 6/30/2005. For prior proclamations, go to the Tennessee Administrative Register Archive.

Wildlife Proclamations contain seasons, creel, size and bag limits, and areas open to hunting and/or fishing. They also establish wildlife and/or public hunting areas and declare the manner and means of taking. Since Wildlife Proclamations are published in their entirety in the T.A.R., they are not published in the official compilation-Rules and Regulations of the State of Tennessee.

Proclamation ID Title Effective Date
14-12 Temporary Suspension of No-WakeZone on Nickajack Reservoir 10/10/2014
14-13 Amendment to Proclamation 14-05: Wildlife Management Areas: Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 10/5/2014
14-09 Amending Proclamation 08-02 North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 10/5/2014
14-11 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/5/2014
14-10 Woodcock, Snipe, Crow, and September Waterfowl Hunting Seasons and Regulations 9/10/2014
14-03 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2014
14-06 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits on Select National Wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Areas 8/1/2014
14-07 Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/1/2014
14-04 Dove Seasons and Regulations 8/1/2014
14-05 Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2014
14-08 Proclaiming Rankin Wildlife Management Area 7/9/2014
14-02 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife and Species Deemed Destructive 3/27/2014
13-15 Live Bait 3/1/2014
13-13 Sport Fishing 3/1/2014
14-01 Statewide Proclamation on the Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 2/20/2014
13-14 Amendment to Wildlife Management Areas 10/24/2013
13-10 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Nickajack Reservoir 10/11/2013
13-11 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2013
13-06 Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2013
13-05 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2013
13-08 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking and Trapping 8/1/2013
13-07 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits on Select National Wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Areas 8/1/2013
13-09 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife and Species Deemed Destructive 7/20/2013
13-04 Proclaiming Harp Wildlife Management Area 5/30/2013
13-03 Proclaiming Parker Branch Wildlife Management Area 5/30/2013
13-02 Statewide Proclamation of the Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 5/7/2013
13-01 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 3/2/2013
12-20 Live Bait 3/1/2013
12-18 Sport Fishing 3/1/2013
12-16 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Wolf River 1/1/2013
12-17 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife and Species Deemed Destructive 12/1/2012
12-19 Statewide Proclamation on the Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 12/1/2012
12-14 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Nickajack Reservoir 10/12/2012
12-15 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2012
12-05 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping 8/1/2012
12-06 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2012
12-07 Wildlife Management areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2012
12-08 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits on Select National wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Areas 8/1/2012
12-09 Repeal of Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 8/1/2012
12-10 Repeal of Statewide Elk Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit 8/1/2012
12-11 Statewide Smll Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2012
12-01 Statewide Elk Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit 8/1/2012
12-13 Proclaiming Headwaters Wildlife Management Area 7/17/2012
12-12 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 7/17/2012
12-04 Proclaiming the Taking of Raptors for the Purpose Of Falconry 7/7/2012
12-02 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife 2/17/2012
11-28 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits on Select National Wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Areas 1/11/2012
11-27 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife management Areas and Refuges) 1/11/2012
11-25 Amendment to Proclamation 11-09 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 11/16/2011
11-24 Proclamation Proclaiming McGlothin Largen Wildlife Management Area 11/16/2011
11-22 Sport Fishing Proclamation 11/16/2011
11-21 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife 10/21/2011
11-23 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Nickajack Reservoir 10/7/2011
11-20 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 9/30/2011
11-19 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 9/30/2011
11-06 Statewide Small Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2011
11-18 Repealing Cold Creek Refuge 7/23/2011
11-13 Controlled and Commercial Shooting Preserves Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits 7/23/2011
11-14 Proclaiming the Moss Island Wildlife Management Area 7/23/2011
11-15 Proclaiming the Ernest Rice, Sr. Wildlife Management Area 7/23/2011
11-16 Proclaiming White Lake Refuge 7/23/2011
11-17 AMENDING PROCLAMATION 05-01 Proclaiming Bogota Wildlife Management Area 7/23/2011
11-12 PROCLAIMING THE TAKING OF RAPTORS FOR THE PURPOSE OF FALCONRY Proclamation 78-3 6/24/2011
11-11 MANNER AND MEANS OF HUNTING, TAKING, AND TRAPPING Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 6/24/2011
11-10 Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits on Select National Wildlife Refuges and Other Federal Areas 6/24/2011
11-09 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 6/24/2011
11-03 Proclaiming the Enterprise South Park Wildlife Management Area 6/24/2011
11-05 Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 6/24/2011
11-04 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 6/24/2011
11-07 Statewide Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 6/24/2011
11-08 Statewide Nonprotected Wildlife 5/18/2011
11-02 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/27/2011
10-16 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/1/2011
11-01 Statewide Elk Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit 2/28/2011
10-12 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 10/29/2010
10-15 Proclaiming Dry Creek Wildlife Management Area 10/29/2010
10-14 Temporary Suspension Of No-Wake Zone On Nickajack Reservoir 10/8/2010
10-13 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping 10/1/2010
10-10 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2010
10-09 Amendment to Proclamation 10-04 Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 9/22/2010
10-11 MANNER AND MEANS OF HUNTING, TAKING, AND TRAPPING Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/22/2010
10-03 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2010
10-04 Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 8/1/2010
10-05 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/1/2010
10-06 Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting 8/1/2010
10-07 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2010
10-08 Amendment to Proclamation 10-03 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2010
10-01 Statewide Elk Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit 8/1/2010
10-02 Proclaiming Thorny Cypress Wildlife Management Area 6/25/2010
09-22 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/1/2010
09-20 09-20 LIVE BAIT 12/5/2009
09-21 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 12/5/2009
09-19 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/30/2009
09-18 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Nickajack Reservoir 10/9/2009
09-16 Proclamation 09-16 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2009
09-17 Proclamation 09-17 Kyles Ford Wildlife Management Area 9/25/2009
09-09 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2009
09-15 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits amd Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2009
09-10 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2009
09-08 Opening Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting 8/1/2009
09-07 Statewide Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2009
09-06 Manner And Means of Hunting, Taking, and Trapping Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuge 8/1/2009
09-01 Statewide Elk Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit 8/1/2009
09-11 Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 8/1/2009
09-13 Repealing Holly Fork Wildlife Management Area 7/24/2009
09-12 Amendment to Proclamation 08-17 Sport Fishing 6/26/2009
09-04 Proclaiming Skinner Mountain Wildlife Management Area 6/1/2009
09-05 Proclaimimg Luper Mountain Wildlife Management Area 6/1/2009
09-03 Sport Fishing 4/24/2009
09-02 Amendment To Proclamation 08-01 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 4/19/2009
08-17 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/1/2009
08-18 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 11/26/2008
08-16 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 11/7/2008
08-15 Temporary Suspension Of No-Wake Zone On Nickajack Reservoir 10/10/2008
08-13 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 10/4/2008
08-12 Proclamation 08-12 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/4/2008
08-10 Manner And Means Of Hunting, Taking, And Trapping Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/19/2008
08-07 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2008
08-08 Opening Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting 8/1/2008
08-09 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2008
08-11 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 7/23/2008
08-06 Dove Seasons and Regulations 7/3/2008
08-02 Proclaiming North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 6/1/2008
08-05 Temporary Suspension Of No-Wake Zone On Dale Hollow Lake 5/31/2008
08-03 North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 5/28/2008
08-04 Sport Fishing 5/28/2008
08-01 Proclamation 08-01 Statewide Proclamation on The Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 4/17/2008
07-13 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/1/2008
07-11 Statewide Proclamation on the Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 12/14/2007
07-17 Establishing Long pond Wildlife Refuge 11/30/2007
07-18 Adding Lands to the Royal Blue Wildlife Management Area 11/30/2007
07-15 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2007
07-14 Dove Seasons and Regulations 9/30/2007
07-09 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2007
07-08 Opening Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting 8/1/2007
07-07 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2007
07-06 Statewide Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2007
07-05 Statewide Small Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2007
07-04 Manner And Means Of Hunting, Taking, And Trapping Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/1/2007
07-12 Proclaiming Bellamy Cave Wildlife Refuge 7/22/2007
07-01 Amendment To Proclamation 06-23 Sport Fishing 6/29/2007
07-03 Amendment To Proclamation 06-22 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 6/29/2007
07-02 Temporary Suspension Of No-Wake Zone On Dale Hollow Lake 5/18/2007
06-23 Sport Fishing Proclamation 3/1/2007
06-24 Amending Proclamation 06-10 Regulating Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits 1/19/2007
06-22 Statewide Proclamation On The Commercial Taking Of Fish And Turtles 11/3/2006
06-20 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2006
06-21 Temporary Suspension of No-Wake Zone on Percy Priest Lake 8/24/2006
06-19 Amending Proclamation 06-13 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/23/2006
06-18 Amending Proclamation 06-14 Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/11/2006
06-17 Amending Proclamation 06-10 Regulating Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits 8/11/2006
06-14 Wildlife Management Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/1/2006
06-09 Manner and Means of Hunting, Taking and Trapping Statewide and on Wildlife Management Areas and State Refuges 8/1/2006
06-12 Statewide Furbearer Hunting and Trapping Seasons and Bag Limits (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2006
06-10 Wild Turkey Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits 8/1/2006
06-13 Statewide Big Game Hunting Seasons and Bag Limit (Exclusive of Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges) 8/1/2006
06-11 Opening Hatchie, Lower Hatchie, Reelfoot, Lake Isom, Cross Creeks, Chickasaw, and Tennessee National Wildlife Refuges to Hunting 8/1/2006
06-16 Proclaiming Tumbleweed Wildlife Management Area 7/16/2006
06-15 Proclaiming North Chickamauga Creek Wildlife Management Area 7/16/2006
06-07 Proclaiming the Boils Wildlife Management Area 3/30/2006
06-06 Proclaiming Cummings Cove Wildlife Management Area 3/30/2006
06-05 Proclaiming Charlotte Ann Finnell Neal Wildlife Management Area 3/30/2006
06-01 Proclaiming Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area 2/24/2006
06-02 Repealing Doe Mountain and Cove Mountain Wildlife Management Area 2/24/2006
05-25 Amending Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts Proclamation 11/17/2005
05-22 Statewide Proclamation on the Commercial Taking of Fish and Turtles 10/17/2005
05-23 Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Regulations 10/1/2005
05-21 Wildlife Manageent Areas Hunting Seasons, Limits and Miscellaneous Regulations 8/24/2005
05-19 Establishing Cove Mountain Wildlife Management Area 8/24/2005
05-20 Proclaiming Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area 8/24/2005
05-16 Importation of Cervid Carcasses and Parts 8/1/2005
05-10 Controlled and Commercial Shooting Preserves Hunting Seasons and Bag Limits 8/1/2005
05-17 Proclaiming Kyles Ford Wildlife Management Area 7/27/2005
05-04 Proclaiming Maple Springs Wildlife Management Area 6/30/2005
05-05 Proclaiming Maple Springs Wildlife Management Area 6/30/2005
05-06 Proclaiming Mingo Swamp Wildlife Management Area 6/30/2005
05-07 Proclaiming Owl Hollow Mill Wildlife Management Area 6/30/2005
05-08 Proclaiming Shelton Ferry Wildlife Management Area 6/30/2005
05-03 Amending Proclamation 75-12 Johnson Bottoms, Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, and Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant Wildlife Management Areas 6/30/2005
99-06 Repealing Proclamation 96-16 Taking, Possessing, And Selling Of Mussels 4/19/1999