Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) announces that the 2021-22 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, November 20th. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment.
The season will continue through January 2nd, 2022.
“This is the most exciting time of year to be in the woods. We hope everyone will get out and enjoy the tradition of hunting in Tennessee and this year be sure to take someone with you to continue the tradition,” said Bobby Wilson, executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
For more information about Tennessee’s 2021-22 deer hunting seasons, refer to the 2021-22 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available online at www.eregulations.com/tennessee/hunting/ or the TWRA App. Physical copies can be picked up at a license agent or agency office.
The statewide bag limit for antlered bucks is two. No more than one antlered deer may be taken per day. Hunters are allowed the following antlerless bag limits: Unit L-3 per day, Unit A-2 per season, Unit B-1 per season, and Unit C-1 per season (November 20th-December 5th only), and Unit D-1-per season (November 20th-26th only).
In Unit CWD, there is a limit of three antlerless deer per day with no season limit. The statewide bag limit of two antlered deer applies in Unit CWD. However, the statewide bag limit of two antlered deer may be exceeded within Unit CWD if taken under the Earn-A-Buck Program or taken under the Replacement Buck Program.
Details on each of the programs are on page 29 of the 2021-22 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. For the exact boundaries of the different deer units, hunters can refer to the guide.
For complete license and permit requirements, refer to the 2021-22 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide.