2018-19 Georgia Bear Season (season
dates should be out in June/July)
September 8 - January
October 13 –January 13 (northern zone
October 20 - January 13, 2019
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
November 12 - November 17
December 10 - December 22
We're not accepting
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
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
PERMANENT OPENING DATES - TENNESSEE
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 NOfenced in animals)
No hidden costs of any kind
and no trophy fees to pay.
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
Brochures* (see note below)
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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