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Gun season for deer opens Saturday in Tennessee

November 19th, 2013 1:00 am by Associated Press

Gun season for deer opens Saturday in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Gun season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 23 and continues through Jan. 5, 2014.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached. That includes deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons.

An antlered buck is a buck with antlers at least 3 inches long.

TWRA personnel will be collecting data at selected check-in stations across the state on opening day. Antlered bucks will be measured and aged for management purposes.

Anyone 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.

More information is available in the 2013 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available at all license agents and TWRA regional offices. The guide is also on TWRA's website.

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