In addition to state regulations, federal regulations also apply for waterfowl hunting. Download a copy of the Tennessee Hunting Guide for details. The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit for all species.

SpeciesReelfoot Duck ZoneStatewide Duck ZoneDaily Bag
Wood Tuck/TealSept. 12-16Sept. 12-166*
TealSept. 17-20Sept. 17-206
Ducks/Coots/MergansersNov.14-15Nov. 28-296**
Ducks/Coots/MergansersDec. 5-Jan. 31Dec. 5-Jan. 316**
Youth HuntFeb. 6 & Feb. 13Feb. 6 & Feb. 13***
Vets/Military HuntFeb. 7 & Feb. 14Feb. 7 & Feb. 14***
Canada GooseSept. 1-20Sept. 1-205
Canada GooseOct. 10-20Oct. 10-203
Canada GooseNov. 14-15Nov. 28-293
Canada GooseDec. 5-Feb. 14Dec. 5-Feb. 143
White-Fronted GooseNov. 14-15Nov. 28-293
White-Fronted GooseDec. 5-Feb. 14Dec. 5-Feb. 143
Blue, Snow & Ross's GeeseSept. 1-20Sept. 1-2020
Blue, Snow & Ross's GeeseOct. 10-20Oct. 10-2020
Blue, Snow & Ross's GeeseNov. 14-15Nov. 28-2920
Blue, Snow & Ross's GeeseDec. 5-Feb. 14Dec. 5-Feb. 1420
Light Goose Conservation SeasonFeb. 15-March 22Feb. 15-March 22N/A
BrantSept. 1-20Sept. 1-201
BrantOct. 10-20Oct. 10-201
BrantNov. 14-15Nov. 28-291
BrantDec. 5-Feb. 14Dec. 5-Feb. 141

* No more than 2 may be wood ducks.
** No more than 4 mallards (no more than 2 of which may be female), 3 wood ducks, 2 canvasbacks, 2 redheads, 2 black ducks, 1 pintail and 1 mottled duck. The daily limit for coot is 15. The daily limit for scaups is 1 on Nov. 14-15 and Dec. 5-17 in the Reelfoot Zone, or Nov. 28-29 and Dec. 5-17 in the Statewide Zone, then 2 from Dec. 18-Jan. 31 in all zones. The daily bag limit for mergansers is 5, only 2 of which may be hooded.
***Same as regular season daily bag limits.