Help Recruit the Next Generation of Hunters and Anglers

Hunting and Fishing Academy volunteers—also known as Hunt Masters—are dedicated outdoorsmen and women who want to share their experience and passion for the great outdoors with first-time and novice hunters and anglers.

Through a comprehensive training course, Tennessee Wildlife Federation will prepare you to become a Hunt Master who can host a hunting or fishing event from start to finish.

But it’s more than just hunting and fishing.

We’ll help you incorporate primitive camping, skills training, range time, cooking, family bonding, and more to create a life-changing outdoor experience for Hunting and Fishing Academy participants.

Generous landowners open their fields, forests, and waters to the Hunting and Fishing Academy, giving participants and volunteers access to some of the best hunting and fishing grounds in the state.

Even if you don’t want to lead a full event of your own, there are plenty of ways to help. Hunt Masters can also chip in to help with parts of others’ events. These opportunities include:

  • Assisting with hunt logistics
  • Cooking
  • Firearm instruction
  • Outdoor education
  • Guiding
  • and more

When you become a Hunt Master, you’ll join a growing family of volunteers across the state who are making a difference for the future of outdoorsmanship.

Upcoming Hunt Master training classes

Saturday, July 10 at Edgar Evins State Park

Attend an Academy experience near you and see what it’s all about.
Not ready to jump in and take our training course, but still interested in learning more about what it means to be a Hunt Master? Contact a Hunting and Fishing Academy staff member and we’ll have you come out and observe Hunt Masters working with participants first hand.

Are you a landowner?

This life-changing work isn’t possible without the generous landowners we partner with.

Are you a landowner?

This life-changing work isn’t possible without the generous landowners we partner with.

If you’re interested in hosting a Hunting and Fishing Academy experience on your land or property, contact Hunting and Fishing Academy program manager, Taylor Martin at or (615) 353-1133.

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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