All hunters, residents and non-residents, aged 13 and over should have a hunting license in Tennessee. 10- to 12-year-olds are only required to have hunter certification. If a youth (6 to 16 years) wants to hunt big game, there are special permits that they should obtain. The only people who are allowed to hunt without a license include farm owners, tenants, active military personnel and senior residents born before March 1926.
A Lifetime Sportsman License is available for residents.
The following may apply for reduced-fee licenses: people with disabilities, military/veterans, seniors and the youth (15 and below).
Tennessee hunting licenses are available at this state website, county clerk office or legitimate vendors.