Bag limit: 1 per license/year. Cuts under 75 lbs are prohibited.
If a sow has a young cub, please do not shoot her or the cub
will die as well.
Black Bear Season 2017-18
Bag limit: 1 per license year. Cubs under 75 lbs. are
Archery - No dogs: Sept.
Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, Transitional
G/M/A Dogs allowed: Sept. 30-Oct. 8
(Sept. 30 - Oct. 2
is booked and not available)
G/M/A No dogs, Young Sportsman (ages 6-16):
Oct. 28-29 Zones 1, 2, 3
G/M/A Dogs allowed: Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Zones 1, 2, 3
(booked, not available)
G/M/A No dogs: Nov. 18-21 Zones 1, 2, 3
G/M/A Dogs allowed: Nov. 27-Dec. 10 Zone 3
G/M/A Dogs allowed: Dec. 28-31 Zone 3
If you have a specific date in mind please
email to check availability.
Bear hunting Tennessee Mountain Style
In the fall of 1825, Davy Crockett, who
was born in Southeast Tennessee, was busy at work building two
large boats. According to his narrative of the account, he
waited until the fall when the black bears were putting on fat
before going to den for the winter.
Soon, he had killed enough bears to
sustain himself and his family for the winter. However, one of
his neighbors had come to his house and asked him to go hunting
with him because he knew of a place where the bears were
plentiful and fat for the winter.
They were joined by other hunters and
together they all went hunting Tennessee black bear using their
hunting dogs. All the hunters went home with plenty of bear meat
to feed their families.
At the conclusion of his narrative about his bear hunting he
says this: "As soon as the time come for them to quit their
houses and come out again in the spring, I took a notion to hunt
a little more, and in about one month I killed forty-seven more,
which made one hundred and five bears I had killed in less than
one year from that time." (Source:
During those times no meat was wasted and was shared with those
In early 1836, Crockett took part in the
Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in
Our bear hunting style hasn't changed too very much since Davy
Crockett went bear hunting in the mountains of Tennessee.
Email us for information about bear hunting the old
fashioned way. It's a real hunt.
If you want to know how we bear hunt, here's
some good reading on how it was done back in 1834
when Davy Crockett was hunting black bear in
Tennessee the old-fashioned way. This account was
written by Mr. Crockett himself.
Affordable, free range, fair
chase hunting the old fashioned way with an experienced
guide for hunting wild boar, black bear, deer, and wild
turkey in Tennessee. We hunt private leased property
and some public property.
(There are NOfenced in animals)
No hidden costs of any kind
hunts for the family Lodging
(available at an additional charge)
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
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
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
Taxidermy Services -
Brochures* (see note below)
Full Service Guide Outfitter -
is a small, family operated guide Service only and not a
full Service lodge or outfitter.
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
Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Guide Service
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