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



Appalachia Adventures / Cherokee Hunting Guide Service

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We will no longer be booking hunts after the 2020-21 season.


Tennessee Hunts Only for the upcoming season.


Are you up to a real hunting challenge? 

 Wild hog hunting in the mountains of North Carolina, Georgia or Tennessee will separate the men from the "boys".

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We will no longer be booking hunts after the 2020-21 season.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency



Josh's black bear


Tennessee 2018-19 BLACK BEAR  

We hunt Zone 3



Tennessee 2020-21 Season summary

Bag limit: 1 per license year. Cubs under 75 lbs. are prohibited.

Archery No dogs: Sep. 26 - Oct. 23, 2020; Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, Transitional

G/M/A Dogs allowed: Oct. 3-4, 10-16 Zone 3

G/M/A No dogs, Young Sportsman (ages 6-16): Oct. 31- Nov. 1 Zones 1, 2, 3

G/M/A No dogs: Nov. 21-24 Zones 1, 2, 3

G/M/A Dogs allowed: Nov. 30 - Dec. 13 Zone 3

G/M/A Dogs allowed: Dec. 31 - Jan 3 Zone 3


Tennessee White Tail Deer Hunting Season - We hunt Unit D

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

DEER Statewide bag limit: 2 antlered deer. No more than 1 per day.

See the 2018-19 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide for deer units, county listings, and the new definition of antlered deer.

DEER Statewide bag limit: 2 antlered deer. No more than 1 per day. See the 2018-19 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide for deer units, county listings, and the new definition of antlered deer.

 Archery Aug. 24-26: Private land, antlered deer only. Bag limit: 2 antlered deer Sep. 22 - Oct. 26, Oct. 29 - Nov. 2: Antlerless bag. Units A, B, C, D=4; Unit L=3/day, no season limit

 G/M/A Young Sportsman (ages 6-16) Oct. 27-28, Jan. 12-13, 2019: Antlerless bag: Units A, B, C, D=2; Unit L=3/day M/A Nov. 3-16: Antlerless bag. Units A, B=2; Units C, D=1; Unit L=3/day

 G/M/A Nov. 17 - Jan. 6, 2019 Antlerless bag: Unit A=2; Unit B=1; Unit L=3/day; Unit C=1 (Nov. 18 - Dec. 3 only); Unit D=1 (Nov. 18-24 only)

G/M/A Unit L - private lands - Jan. 7-11, 2019: Antlerless only: 3/day, no antlered deer


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.

2018-19 Georgia Hunting Season

Black Bear

Northern Zone


September 8, 2018 - January 13, 2019

 Primitive Weapons

October 13 –January 13 (northern zone only)

October 20 - January 13, 2019

Firearms Two (2) per season; provided, however, that no more than one (1) may be taken from the Southern/Central Bear Zones

Southern Zone:

 Firearms: Sept. 20 – 22; Sept. 27 – 29

 Oct. 4-6; Oct. 11-13

Georgia Deer Season 2018-19

Deer Archery, Either Sex Statewide

September 8, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Extended Archery, Either Sex (only for Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett & Rockdale)

September 8 - January 31

 Primitive Weapons

October 13 - January 13


October 20 - January 13


Twelve (12) per season, Statewide. No more than ten (10) may be antlerless and no more than two (2) may be antlered. One of the antlered deer must have at least 4 points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers. *Either Sex deer dates are available at:

 Firearms deer hunting is not allowed in Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton (north of GA Hwy. 92), and the portion of Glynn County lying within Jekyll Island. In the portion of Forsyth County south of Ga Hwy. 20, only archery, shotguns, and muzzleloaders may be used (no other firearms allowed). In Hancock, Harris, Meriwether, Montgomery, Randolf, Talbot and Troup Counties, only antlered bucks with at least 4 points on either side are legal. In Dooly and Macon Counties, antlered bucks must have a minimum 15-inch outside spread.

 2019 Wild Turkey

Statewide - Three (3) gobblers per season

March 23 - May 15 (2019)


2018-19 North Carolina Hunting Season

Black Bear

Western Bear Seasons (Mountain Bear Mgmt. Unit) Oct. 15 – Nov. 17, 2018 and Dec. 10, 2018Jan. 1, 2019: In and west of Surry, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke and Cleveland counties.

Eastern Bear Seasons (Coastal Bear Mgmt. Unit)

 Zone 1: Nov. 10 – Nov. 25, 2018 and Dec. 8 – Dec. 23, 2018: Dare, Hyde and Tyrrell counties

Hunters should always refer to the 2018-19 Regulations Digest (available Aug. 1, 2018) for a complete list of regulations, season dates, and bag limits.

North Carolina Deer Season 2018-19

 Western Deer


Sept. 8 – Sept. 30, 2018; Oct. 14 – Nov. 18, 2018; Dec. 9, 2018Jan. 1, 2019 (antlered deer only)


Oct. 1 – Oct. 13, 2018


Nov. 19 – Dec.8, 2018



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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