Nashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2014-15 season will be held the weekend of October 25th-26th.
Youth ages 6-16 years of age may participate, Young sportsmen must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult, 21 or older who must remain in position to take immediate control of the hunting device.
The adult must also comply with the fluorescent orange regulations as specified for legal hunters. Multiple youth may be accompanied by a single qualifying adult.Archery season began in the state on September 27th and the first segment ends October 24th, the day prior to the opening of the young sportsman hunt. The second segment of archery only season resumes on Monday, October 27th.
The TWRA makes the recommendation that all archery hunters obtain a 2014 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The guide lists license requirements, the counties and bag limits for each of the different deer management units.
The guides are available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold and on the TWRA website, www.tnwildlife.org
Hunters are reminded that they must possess the appropriate licenses and permits. Any hunter born on or after January 1st, 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.