Hunt the Wild Side of the South for Black Bear, Wild Boar, Feral Hogs, Wild Turkey, Coyote, Grouse & Small Game !




Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Hunting Guide Service

 email for information or telephone 423-261-2039


Tennessee Hunts Only for the upcoming season.



Are you up to a real hunting challenge? 

 Wild hog hunting in the mountains of Tennessee. will separate the men from the "boys".

Email for Information 


Click on the following links for information

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Georgia Wildlife Resources Commission

North Carolina Wildlife Resources

2018-19 Georgia Bear Season (season dates should be out in June/July)

Northern Zone


September 8 - January 13

 Primitive Weapons

October 13 –January 13 (northern zone only)


October 20 - January 13, 2019


North Carolina Bear Season - Announced June/July 

2018 Western bear:

October 15 - November 17, December 10 - December 31st or January 1,  2019

Eastern bear (Hyde, Tyrell, Gates counties):

November 12 - November 17

December 10 - December 22


We're not accepting new reservations for 2018 bear hunts this year.  Prior reservations will be honored as scheduled.

Tennessee Black Bear Season (Zone 3 only 2018-19)

You can hunt wild hogs during any open big game season but you have to hunt with the permitted weapon during those dates. If it's archery season, you have to hunt with archery equipment, etc.

We do not hunt with dogs. We offer still hunting only.

The following dates are based on the 2017-18 dates and may change after the TWRA meets to vote on the opening season dates for black bear. The following dates are not "set in stone" and should be viewed as such.

Archery only (no dogs allowed) Sept. 22 - Oct. 19, 2018 - Zone 3

G/M/A (dogs allowed) Sept. 29 - Oct. 7, 2018 - Zone 3

G/M/A  (dogs allowed) Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, 2018 - Zone 3

G/M/A  (no dogs allowed) Nov. 17 - Nov. 20, 2018

G/M/A  (dogs allowed)  Nov. 25 - Dec. 9, 2018

G/M/A  (dogs allowed) Dec. 28 - Dec. 30, 2018


Tennessee White Tail Deer Hunting Season - We hunt Unit D

2018 dates have not been established as yet.

Unit D includes the following counties: Blount, Monroe, Polk and Sevier. 

Season Type Season Dates Antlerless
Bag Limit
Bag Limit
    Unit  L Unit  A Unit  B Unit  C Unit  D Statewide



Free Hunting Day Fourth Sat. in Aug.
Squirrel Fourth Sat. in Aug.

Quail Second Sat. in Nov.

Rabbit Second Sat. in Nov.

Deer/Archery Fourth Sat. in Sep.

Deer/Muzzleloader First Sat. in Nov.

Deer/Gun Sat. before Thanksgiving

Deer/Young Sportsman Last Sat. in Oct.


What We Offer

  • Affordable, free range, fair chase hunting the old fashioned way with an experienced guide for hunting wild boar, deer, and wild turkey in Tennessee. We hunt private leased property and some public property. (There are NO fenced in animals)

  • No hidden costs of any kind and no trophy fees to pay.

  • Reasonably priced hunts for the family Lodging (available at an additional charge)

  • Camera/video is permitted on all hunts

  • Combo Hunts

  • Wild Hog Hunts - Razorbacks, Piney Woods Rooters, Feral Hogs, Wild Boar

  • White Tail Deer

  • Wild Turkey

  • Small Game Varmints (Coyote)

  • No minimum group size, except on "group" rate specials

  • Gift certificates for that Special Someone who wants to hunt (Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday, Graduation, or Just Because) 

  • Family oriented guide service with youngsters in mind.

  • Hiking and backpacking (Tennessee)

  • Outdoor photography / wildlife viewing

Please note that we are not located on or near the Cherokee Indian Reservation located in Cherokee, NC nor the Cherokee Nation Reservation in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  We do not offer hunts in the Smoky Mountain National Park, or the immediate surrounding area near the park or the reservation.

What We Do Not Offer for all excursions

  • Lodging - Lodging options range from free primitive camping in the hunting areas to furnished cabin rentals, motels, bed & breakfast inns and for pay campgrounds. If you're in the area at least once a year you might want to consider a timeshare rental or more permanent lodging  options. We can offer lodging for hunting clients.


  • Food - Due to insurance liability restrictions we cannot provide food for our clients. There are local grocery stores and many restaurants to choose from.


  • Transportation - We cannot provide transportation to or from the hunt area. Most of the roads to the hunt area are National Forest dirt or gravel roads. Off road vehicles are not permitted behind any gates on Forest Service roads and in most areas not permitted on main roads in the National Forest. Ask your guide what the local regulations are concerning ORV's in the hunt area you choose.


  • Hunting License/Permits - The Wildlife Resources Agency in all states requires individual identification so we cannot provide licenses or permits.


  • Hunting Equipment, ammunition, tree stands, etc.
  • 100% guaranteed kills - We do not offer "canned hunts" where there are animals contained in a fenced in area therefore we cannot give you a 100% guaranteed kill. We hunt the old fashioned way, free range, fair chase as it offers our clients a true hunting challenge.


  • Meat processing - We can advise a local meat processor.


  • Taxidermy Services
  • Brochures* (see note below)


  •   *Brochures

    In order to continue to operate in the most efficient manner possible, and due to increases in paper, printing, mailing expenses, and operating costs (rapid rise in fuel expenses),  for the foreseeable future,  Appalachia Adventures will no longer be sending out printed brochures. You can use the links on the left side of the site for detailed information. Should you have any questions at all or require further assistance, please email us: Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Guide Service

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