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Youth Deer Hunt Jumpstarts Winter Deer Season Saturday

The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency kicks off its Young Sportsman’s Deer Hunt Saturday, giving kids an opportunity to get a head start on deer season. The statewide event allows kids aged 6-16 to harvest one antlered deer or two does per day with rifles, muzzleloaders, or archery equipment. All youth hunters are required to be accompanied by a mentor over ... Read More »

Chronic Wasting Disease Currently Not Found In Upper Cumberland Deer

Upper Cumberland deer hunters currently safe from hunting game diagnosed with chronic wasting disease (CWD). TWRA Region 3 Biologist Casey Mullen said CWD is a neurological disease found in deer caused by a misformed protein and is 100 percent fatal. He said similar to Mad Cow Disease and the beef industry, it is recommended that deer with CWD are not ... Read More »

Tennessee’s Deer Gun Hunting Season Opens Saturday

Tennessee’s statewide gun hunting season for deer opens this Saturday. TWRA Region 3 Biologist Casey Mullen said the outlook for this year seems to be good. While deer season started slow, it seems to be picking up with the cooler weather. “It looks like the weather is going to cooperate it’s cool weather,” Mullen said. “The deer are getting into ... Read More »

Overton Sheriff Emphasizes Safe Driving With Increase Deer Activity

An increase in deer activity for this time of year means motorists beware. Overton County Sheriff John Garrett said that hunting season and rutting season are driving deer from their normal routines. He said that motorists should take time to slow down and drive carefully. “The worst thing that they can do is panic,” Garrett said. “Slow down, stay on ... Read More »

Gun Hunting Season Approaching

Thanksgiving is not the only holiday around the corner, hunters will be celebrating this Saturday as  gun hunting season for deer begins. TWRA Wildlife Information Specialist Míme Barnes said this is popular time in the Upper Cumberland as sportsmen and women head out to hunt. Barnes said before hunting check that your wearing enough safety orange, know your areas sunset ... Read More »