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November 18, 2017

Hunting & Fishing

Deer gun hunting season opens November 18 

NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s 2017-18 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, November 18. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving.  During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through January 7, 2018, and the second Young Sportsman Hunt is January 13-14. 

Black bears harvested must be checked in at physical checking stations

MORRISTOWN – Archery season for black bears opened Saturday in all bear hunting zones, and TWRA is reminding hunters that all black bears harvested in Tennessee must be physically checked in at a TWRA approved checking station.  Electronic checking through TWRA’s website or mobile application is not permissible. TWRA has established at least one bear checking