The Chattanooga region holds large areas of public land, available for hunters that are licensed through the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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Small game, waterfowl, turkey, deer, wild hog and bear seasons offer a variety of times and methods to hunt wild game.

A limited number of permits are offered to hunt Elk in the late fall, at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (WMA), near LaFollette, TN. As of 2013, Sandhill Cranes may also be hunted in the region north of Chattanooga.

For more information on hunter safety classes and ways to obtain a license, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.