Fishing and Hunting
Thousands of miles of beautiful streams flow through the Smoky Mountains! Thanks to wildlife preservation efforts, a wide variety of at least 315 species both native and non-native fish roam the waters of rivers, creeks, reservoirs, and lakes in Tennessee.
Across 650,000 acres of the Cherokee National Forests, most of the region is open to hunting with respect to regulated hunting seasons by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, private property, recreational and administrative areas, and designated bear reserves.
Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide is published with great details on hunting events, game habits, and everything you will ever need to know about hunting in the Smokies.