Antlerless Deer Hunting Opportunities May Increase

It appears that deer hunters will have more antlerless opportunities in the upcoming season after biologists determined that the population is high enough to support recommended changes.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Resources Commission set the 2014-15 hunting seasons at its May meeting which concluded May 23 at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region II Building.

doeIn regard to white-tailed deer hunting, there are recommended adjustments to increase antlerless opportunities in Blount, Marion, Putnam, Tipton and Washington counties in units A and B.

The archery whited-tailed deer season will begin Sept. 27. The muzzleloader/archery season is Nov. 8-Nov. 21. The gun season for deer always opens the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving, which this year is Nov. 22 and continues until Jan. 4, 2015. The Young Sportsman Hunt for deer will again be held on two weekends. They are Oct. 25-26 and Jan. 10-11.

The meeting will be the TFWC’s final full meeting until Aug. 28-29 in Jackson. However, the TFWC’s budget committee will meet June 27 in the Nashville office. That meeting will also be open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m.

For the full press release with other hunting season dates and information click here.