Brush up old skills and learn new ones.

Hunting and Fishing Academy wants to help you make being a sportsman a lifelong pursuit.

Whether you’re looking to learn something new or dust off old skills, our free virtual classes will get you ready for the next season. Whatever that season might be!

Hear from our outdoor staff and from other lifelong sportsmen and women about what works for them in the blind and on the boat.

New classes are being posted all the time, so check back often and become a part of our outdoors community!

Upcoming Virtual Classes

Dove Hunting 101

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

September 1 is the date many hunters wait for each year. That is because it is the opening day of dove season in Tennessee! Each year, thousands of sportsmen and women head to the field to try and harvest these fast flying migratory birds. In this virtual class, we’ll cover everything you need to know to start dove hunting this year. We will discuss what to look for when planning a dove hunt, the gear you need, and locations to hunt. We hope to see you there!

Treestand Safety

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT

Deer season is just around the corner and it’s time to start preparing. No matter the type of hunting you enjoy, safety is always paramount. In deer hunting, many hunters use elevated treestands for better concealment, a better vantage point, and to aid in scent control. In this virtual class, we’ll go over the gear and techniques to keep you safe when using the different types of treestands.

Camping in the Smokies

Thursday, September 16, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Did you know that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America? Millions of people visit each year to experience its beauty. It is a great place to hike, watch wildlife and especially camp. In this virtual class we will discuss some of our favorite camping locations in the Smokies and what you need to know to plan a trip this fall.

Trot Line & Jug Fishing 101

Thursday, October 14, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

In this virtual class the Hunting and Fishing Academy team will discuss trot line and jug fishing. These methods are a fun and unique way to fill your cooler with fish. Anyone from kayakers to pontoon owners can enjoy these fishing techniques. We’ll cover everything from the gear you’ll need to get started to picking the perfect fishing spot.

Introduction to Muzzleloading

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Muzzleloading is an age old tradition in Tennessee. Rick Weber, of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, understands and values this tradition. Join us as we discuss all you need to know to get started in shooting muzzleloaders. In this virtual class we will cover the history of muzzleloaders, differences in black powder and modern rifles, and even hunting opportunities where you can apply skills learned from this course. Whether you are new to muzzleloaders or just want to learn more this is the class for you.

Duck Hunting 101

Thursday, November 09, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Late Season Deer Hunting

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Duck Calling

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Trapping 101

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Didn’t see anything for you today? Suggest topics and get alerts.

Our virtual classes are seasonal and we’re always creating new ones. If you didn’t see anything that interested you today, let us know what topics you want and we’ll let you know as new classes are scheduled.

Diversity and Inclusion

Tennessee Wildlife Federation values diversity and is dedicated to hosting inclusive programs. Whatever your race, background, experience, culture, or gender, we believe Tennessee’s wildlife and wild places are for all of us. And it will take all of us, working together, to conserve the state we love.

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