Persons under the age of 10 do not require a hunter education certificate, and may hunt only if they are under the direct supervision* of an adult who is at least 21 years of age.
The Apprentice Hunting License is available for Tennessee residents 10 years of age and older. This license can be purchased from the TWRA and allows the holder to hunt for up to one year without completing the required hunter education course. The apprentice hunting license can only be purchased once within an individual's lifetime, and expires at the end of the license year. While hunting with an apprentice license, the license holder must be under the direct supervision* of an adult (21 yrs or older) who has completed the required hunter education course.
* "Direct Supervision" means the adult must be in position to take immediate control of the hunting device at all times.