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No license needed for hunting Saturday

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Tennessee hunters will not need a license to go out Saturday, as the state marks the start of squirrel season.

State residents are not required to have a hunting license or Wildlife Management Area permit to hunt on Aug. 27, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said in a news release.

However, hunters born in 1969 or after must have completed a hunter education course or have an apprentice license.

Hunters can check the status of specific WMAs by downloading the 2011 guide at www.tnwildlife.org.

The free day marks the start of squirrel season, which runs through the end of February. Hunters are limited to ten squirrels a day.

Hunting is allowed starting a half-hour before sunrise and ending a half hour after sunset.

Armadillo, beaver, coyote, groundhog and striped skunk remain in season year-round.

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