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TWRA announces First Young Sportsman Deer Hunt set for October 31st thru November 1st

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The first of two Tennessee young sportsman deer hunts for the 2015-16 season will be held the weekend of October 31st-November 1st.

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 26th and the first segment ends October 30th, the day prior to the opening of the young sportsman hunt. The second segment of archery only season resumes on Monday, November 2nd.

The TWRA makes the recommendation that all hunters obtain a 2015-16 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

In 2014, youth hunters harvested a total of 5,673 during the first hunt. All 95 Tennessee counties reported harvests with Giles County posting the highest two-day total of 184.


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