Deer Archery-Only Season Set to Open in Tennessee
Tennessee’s deer archery-only season opens on Saturday, Sept. 24 in all 95 counties in the state, according to The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The archery season dates in all three of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 24-Oct. 28 and Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
The antlerless deer bag limit by unit: Unit A -4; Unit B -2; Unit L -3 per day. The antlered deer bag limit is a total of three for the year. A hunter may take his three antlered deer during any season, but no more than one per day.
In addition to deer, archers may harvest one wild turkey of either sex during the archery-only deer seasons in counties that have a fall turkey gun hunt. While hunting during the archery-only deer seasons, archers may take only wild turkey no matter how many counties they may hunt. (A list of counties in located on page 40 of the 2011 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide).
The TWRA suggests all archery hunters obtain a 2011 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The guide lists the counties and bag limits for each of the different deer management units. The guides are available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold and on the TWRA website, by clicking here.
During the opening weekend of the 2010 deer archery-only season, 2,401 were harvested an increase of 163 from 2009. All 95 counties reported harvests during the 2010 opening weekend.
Hunters are reminded that they must possess the appropriate licenses and permits. Any hunter born on or after Jan. 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of a hunter education class or be in possession of the Apprentice Hunting License (along with other required licenses) while hunting any species in Tennessee.