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Youth hunt wraps up Tennessee deer season

January 7th, 2014 8:35 pm by staff reports

Youth hunt wraps up Tennessee deer season

NASHVILLE  — Tennessee’s 2013-14 deer season will conclude with the second Young Sportsman Hunt, which is  scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Youth ages 6 to 16 may participate. Young hunters must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult who is at least 21 years old and who must remain in a position to take control of the hunting device.

Youth hunters ages 10-16 also must possess evidence of successful completion of an agency-approved Hunter Education course. Young hunters ages 13-16 must also have appropriate hunting licenses.

Accompanying adults must comply with fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. A single qualifying adult may accompany multiple youths.

The first youth hunt of the season was held Oct. 26-27 during which 8,566 deer were harvested. The regular rifle season for deer across the state began on the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Heading into the final hunting weekend, there have been 165,283 deer harvested since the archery-only season began Sept. 28. A final harvest tally for 2013-14 will be completed in a few weeks following this weekend’s Young Sportsman Hunt.

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