NASHVILLE — Tennessee sportsmen and non-residents, who work as hunting and fishing guides in the state, will now have to complete an application for their licenses beginning with the 2017-18 license year.
Resident and non-resident guide licenses will only be available by application effective Feb. 18, 2017, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
Guides wishing to apply can go online at tnwildlife.org to get an application. Once filled out, the application can be sent by fax or mail (number and address are included on the application) or the application can be taken to a TWRA regional office. Regional offices are located in Jackson, Nashville, Crossville, and Morristown.
The agency will immediately issue a 30-day temporary license and then send by mail, a hard copy license before the temporary period ends. The size of a credit card, this year’s guide licenses features a rainbow trout.
The cost for guide licenses is $150 for Tennessee residents. The cost is $650 for non-Tennessee residents.