Hunting and Fishing Academy

Virtual Classes

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 Classes

Bass Fishing

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Bass are one of the most popular sport fish found in Tennessee. Join the Hunting and Fishing Academy for this virtual class, as we discuss where to find bass, how to identify the different species, the best lures to catch them, and the proper tackle.

Using Fishing Electronics

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Over the last 30 years, advancements in fishing technology have drastically changed the way the modern-day fisherman locates fish. In this virtual class, we will discuss cartography, sonar, down imaging, side imaging,  live imaging, and the basics of how to use each. This virtual class will be the first step to using the electronics that will make you a more successful fisherman.

Fishing Small Streams, Rivers, and Creeks

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
6:30–7:30 p.m. CT

Tennessee is a popular destination for anglers across the country. Our abundant lakes and rivers are well known for producing a variety of fishing opportunities, but there are many overlooked bodies of water that provide exciting and unique fishing experiences. The small streams, creeks, and rivers that feed our larger waterways are excellent locations for anglers who are looking for a big challenge in small places. Join our next virtual class to learn more about the fish that inhabit these spaces and the gear you will need to pursue them this summer.

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.

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Family Experiences

Explore one and multiple day hunting and fishing experiences with hands-on instruction for families (youth nine years or older).

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Adult Workshops

Our adult workshops work with the busiest schedules and are great for those who want to become self-reliant in the outdoors and source their own local food.

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Virtual Classes

Join our free virtual classes to learn new skills and dust off old ones to make your next hunting and fishing adventures even more successful.

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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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