Hunting and Fishing Academy

Adult Workshops

Have you ever wanted to learn how to source your own fresh, local protein?

Do you have a desire to become more self-reliant in the outdoors and at home?

Have you ever had an interest in learning how to hunt or fish, but weren’t sure where or how to start?

If so, Tennessee Wildlife Federation invites you to participate in our Hunting and Fishing Academy. We welcome adult, beginner hunters and anglers of all ages, races, and genders to receive hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman.

Upcoming Workshops

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How it works

Learn everything you need to go hunting or fishing on your own.

Participants learn fundamentals of hunting or fishing—and its conservation impact—from highly trained volunteers and staff.

Each workshop focuses on a different topic, including how to properly use equipment, tracking and locating wild game or fish, ethical harvesting methods, and more.

It’s More Than Just Hunting and Fishing

Ethically harvest your own fresh, local protein for yourself, your friends, and your family.

Gain outdoor skills such as orienteering, wildlife conservation principles, and more.

Become part of the conservation movement that has brought fish and wildlife back from the brink.

Join a proud family that—through licenses and equipment sales—is the single largest funder of wildlife conservation in Tennessee.

Get the benefits of decreased stress from reconnecting with nature.

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Begin Your Outdoor Journey

Discover Tennessee’s wilderness by being in it. Live, eat, and wake up underneath the big Tennessee sky while you get to know wildlife from outdoorsmen and women with a lifetime of experience.

No previous experience necessary. We will provide all the equipment and training you’ll need for a great experience.

Hunting and Fishing Academy

Classes and events

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Virtual Classes

Join our free live stream classes that allow anyone to learn new skills and refresh old ones from the comfort of their home.

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Adult Workshops

A low-cost learning option perfect for those seeking an in-depth, tactile experience. Workshops across Tennessee provide valuable hands-on experience in various topics.

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Youth Events

Holistic hunting and fishing experiences for youth ages 9-16 teach safety, species information, and include pursuits to harvest wildlife.

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Become a Volunteer

Our comprehensive training course will prepare you to help with a hunting or fishing experience or host one from start to finish to pass on your experience.

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