Welcome to Townsend Tennessee... the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!

 

   

 

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Hunting and fishing license sales and federal excise taxes comprise almost 100 percent of the TWRA's operating funds. Thank you for buying a hunting and fishing license. Without your support, Tennessee would not have the abundance of fish and wildlife that we all enjoy.

Who Must Have a Tennessee License? 
If you take fish or attempt to take fish (including crayfish) by any method or if you assist someone else to do so, you must have a valid fishing license. There are some exceptions:
No Fishing License Needed If:
You are under 13 years of age (resident or nonresident).
Landowners, their spouses and children, who fish on their farm land which is owned by an individual or a family.  Landowners, their spouses and children must be residents of Tennessee but need not reside on the land.
Tenants, their spouses and dependent children who fish on farmland owned by an individual or a family. Tenants, their spouses and dependent children must be residents of Tennessee and must actually reside on the land and have permission of the landowner to fish. A tenant is a person who, for money, free rent, or other consideration, cares for farmland. The tenancy must be agricultural in nature.
First cousins who own farmland jointly or in common may fish on the farmland. Their children may fish as well.
You are on military leave, carrying a copy of your leave orders. A pass does not meet this requirement.
You are a resident who was born before March 1, 1926. (To qualify for this exemption, you must carry proof of your age and residency to show to a wildlife officer, if requested.)
It's Free Fishing Day! This year (2005) it falls on Saturday, June 11.
It's Free Fishing Week! Children ages 13-15 can fish free June 11 through June 17, 2005 inclusive.

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Last update: 09/27/2007


License Information... check for updates at the TWRA web site


Misplace Your License?
If you misplace your fishing license, go to any license agent and ask for a duplicate license. There is a $6.00 replacement fee.
NOTE: Giving false information to obtain a license is a misdemeanor punishable by fine and loss of license. Licenses are not transferable.

RESIDENT LICENSES
Resident fishing licenses can be purchased by:
Persons who possess a valid Tennessee driver's license.
Persons who have lived in Tennessee for 90 consecutive days with the genuine intent of making Tennessee their permanent home.
Military personnel on active duty in this state and their immediate families, who reside with them.
Students who are enrolled in a Tennessee school, college, or university for at least 6 months.
Annual Hunting and Fishing Combination
(Type 001) ________ $28.00
Jr. Hunt, Fish & Trap (Type 002)
Ages 13-15 ________ $8.00
One-Day Fishing (Type 021) ________ $5.50
Annual Trout (Type 022) ________ $18.00
(Type 22 is a supplemental license that is required to fish for trout in addition to Type 001, Type 020, or Type 021)
Sportsman (Type 004) _________ $136.00
An all inclusive license, valid for hunting, trapping and sport fishing without any state supplemental licenses or permits.  Sportsman licenses can be purchased from all license agents.
To order your Sportsman License or other hunting and fishing licenses by credit card:
call Toll-Free 1-888-814-TWRA (8972). Please note, in addition to the cost of the license, there is an additional $3.45 processing fee for credit card orders using the toll-free number above
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Lifetime Sportsman ---- age determines the cost.
An all inclusive lifetime license valid for hunting, trapping, and sport fishing without any state supplemental licenses or permits. Call your local TWRA office for an application or download an application from this website. Type 401 (Under 3 years of age) _____ $200.00
Type 406 (Ages 3-6) _____ $540.00
Type 402 (Ages 7-12) _____ $810.00
Type 403 (Ages 13-50) _________ $1620.00
Type 404 (Ages 51-64) ___________ $945.00
Type 405 (Ages 65 and over) ______ $270.00
Click on Lifetime Sportsman License application information (includes the form to print and fill out - to mail to TWRA).

Permanent Senior Citizen Hunt/Fish/Trap
(Type 166) _______ $11.00
Available from any license agent for a one-time fee, and valid for the rest of the license holder's life.  This is not a Lifetime Sportsman License.  Additional permits may be required.  Can only be purchased when 65th birthday is reached. A valid Tennessee driver's license or proof of age and residency is required.  A trout license is not required.
Annual Senior Citizen Permit
(Type 167) ________ $41.00
May be purchased as a supplement to cover all permits needed in the current license year.
County of Residence Fishing
(Type 020) ________ $9.00
This license allows an angler to fish in his/her county of residence with natural bait (worms, crickets, corn, etc.), but not minnows. No artificial baits can be used. A supplemental license (Type 022) is required to fish for trout.

NOTE: The following licenses are available only by application from the TWRA Sales Office located in Nashville.  They are available for a one-time fee and are valid for the rest of the license holder's life.  They are not Lifetime Sportsman Licenses.  Additional permits may be required.  A trout license is not required. Permanent Sport Fishing License for the Blind
(Type 197) ______ $10.00
Permanent Wheelchair Hunting and Fishing
(Type 189) _______ $10.00
Permanent DAV Hunting and Fishing
(Type 198) ________ $10.00
Available to resident veterans certified by the VA as 30 percent disabled by reason of war service.  
Permanent Mentally Challenged
(Type 199) _______ $10.00
Must be receiving SSI benefits due to mental retardation.   

NONRESIDENT LICENSES
Jr. Hunt/Fish (Type 070) _____ $9.00   (Required for nonresidents ages 13-15, fishing and small game only) Annual Fishing (Type 076) No trout ___ $41.00
Three-Day Fishing
(Type 077) No trout ___ $16.50
Ten-Day Fishing
(Type 079) No trout ___ $25.50
Three-Day All Fish
(Type 078) ______ $33.50
Ten-Day All Fish (Type 080) ______ $50.50
Annual All Fish (Type 081) _______ $81.00

Special Permits
If you purchase one of the following special permits, you must also have all applicable licenses.
Reelfoot Preservation Permit--Annual
(Type 089) ________ $17.00
Reelfoot Preservation Permit --Three-Day
(Type 088) ________ $10.50
Reelfoot Preservation Permit--Daily
(Type 090) ________ $3.50
Tellico-Citico Trout--Daily (Type 098)
(Required for all ages) ________ $5.50
Agency Lake--Daily Permit ________ $5.00
Agency Lake--Annual Permit ________ $40.00*
* Valid on all Agency lakes, this permit is sold at most Agency Lake offices.
Coy Gaither-Bedford Lake Daily Permit ________ $5.50

Gatlinburg Trout Fishing
Nonresident Gatlinburg 1-Day Trout Permit
(Type 097) ________ $10.50
Only requirement for nonresidents, ages 9 and up, to fish in Gatlinburg for one day.
Gatlinburg Trout--Daily (Type 099) ________ $2.50
Required for both residents and nonresident ages 9-64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses except for nonresidents who purchase the (Type 097) license.
Gatlinburg 3-Day Trout Permit
(Type 096)_____ $6.50
Required for both residents and nonresidents ages 9-64 in addition to the appropriate fishing licenses except for nonresidents who purchase the (Type 097) permit.
For information on fishing in the Gatlinburg area, contact the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce, 520 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738. Phone: 865-436-4558; 1-800-568-4748.

 

License Information... check for updates at the TWRA web site

 

 

 

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