Licenses are available at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices, license agents, on the TWRA website at gooutdoorstennessee.com and via the TWRA “On the Go” app.
The 2018-19 licenses are valid through February 2019. License sales provide the primary funding for the TWRA.
Resident licenses may be purchased by persons who possess a valid Tennessee driver’s license; persons who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the intent 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.
Through the Internet, charges are $4.25 for licenses mailed and $3 for self-print or emailed.
In case of a lost license, duplicate licenses can be obtained from any TWRA license agent for an $8 fee. Also, valid duplicate licenses can be printed online at no cost by selecting the “reprint my licenses” button on the customer information screen.
Resident and nonresident guide licenses will only be available by application. Replacements will only be available by application as well.
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 may choose between his renditions of a buck or largemouth bass. Specific license information is on the back of the card.