Free Access to Outdoor Expertise: 2023 Virtual Classes Announced

Sep 8, 2023

Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to conserving the state’s wildlife and natural resources, is offering Tennesseans free access to outdoor expertise through its virtual classes.
The Federation is hosting 34 virtual classes from now until June 2024 with 12 remaining this calendar year.

The virtual classes are part of Tennessee Wildlife Federation’s Hunting and Fishing Academy, which offers Tennesseans opportunities to expand their knowledge and passion for the outdoors. To sign up for a virtual class, visit

How it Works

Accommodating the busiest schedules, each class spans an hour and is tailored to a specific topic to optimize the time effectively. Live Q&A is integrated into these classes to promote interactive engagement and learning. Additionally, every registrant will have access to a recording of the class, allowing them to revisit it at their convenience.

“Sending out the recording ensures that the information is at our participants’ fingertips whenever they need it. But our Field Representatives, who lead the class, are only an email away for any questions or topic suggestions.”

Jeb Beasley, Hunting and Fishing Academy Manager

As advocates for Tennessee, the Federation’s virtual classes are aligned with the state’s resources, aiming for participants to apply their newly acquired skills on their next hunting or fishing outing. The 2023–2024 virtual classes will consist of topics ranging from habitat management to deer hunting to wild game cooking and more. 

In addition to virtual classes, Tennessee Wildlife Federation also offers adult workshops and family experiences. These are in-person events that provide hands-on instruction in the art of being an outdoorsman to beginner hunters and anglers of all ages. To learn more visit

Upcoming Virtual Classes


September 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Habitat Management (Forests)

September 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Digital Mapping and Orienteering 


October 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Hunting with a Muzzleloader

October 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Hunting the Rut

October 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — After the Harvest (Deer)

October 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Deer Aging and Scoring


November 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Public Land Waterfowl Hunting

November 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Wild Game Cooking (Deer)

November 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Waterfowl Decoys and Gear


December 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Trapping 101

December 12, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Duck Calling 

December 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CT — Wild Game Cooking (Waterfowl)

To see a complete list and sign up for classes, visit  

More From Tennessee Wildlife Federation

Nominations Open for 2024 Conservation Achievement Awards

Nominations Open for 2024 Conservation Achievement Awards

Every year, Tennessee Wildlife Federation celebrates members of Tennessee communities who have improved conservation, wildlife, and natural resources in the state. Nominations are accepted in nearly 20 categories, including Forest Conservationist, Conservation by Business, Conservation Educator, and Youth Conservationist.

read more