Asked by: Querubina Loyda
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

Are Squirrels protected in Tennessee?

It's perfectly legal. More than 20 years ago the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency designated a special Spring Squirrel Season.

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Besides, what animals are illegal to kill in Tennessee?

Protected Species The taking, killing and/or illegal possession of hawks, owls, songbirds, endangered species or any other species (i.e. snakes) for which a season is not set is prohibited. There is evidence cougars and alligators are expanding their territories into Tennessee.

Subsequently, question is, are foxes protected in Tennessee? Many animals move and find suitable habitat away from these areas. Raccoons, opossums, coyotes, foxes, and skunks thrive in the urban environment. Because of the large numbers of these animals, TWRA cannot assist landowners with capturing the nuisance wildlife. Some animals are protected by law.

Beside above, are Coyotes protected in Tennessee?

Hunting and trapping of coyotes are allowed year-round in Tennessee. There is no limit to the number of takes for coyotes in Tennessee. There are restrictions placed on coyote hunting by the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC). Some farmers would like more freedom to take coyotes on their property.

Are pet squirrels legal in Tennessee?

Some species in Tennessee are illegal to possess, such as bats, skunks, and owls. Others, like flying squirrels, bobcats, native mice, and native chipmunks require a TWRA permit.

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