2019 Muzzleloader Season For Deer Set To Open on Saturday

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The 2019 statewide muzzleloader/archery season for deer opens in Tennessee on Saturday, and continues through Friday, Nov. 22, in all of Tennessee’s deer hunting units, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The opening of muzzleloader season in the state has a permanent opening date of the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.

 

For Unit CWD only in addition to muzzleloader, gun season will open on Saturday.

The newly-created Unit CWD in the southwestern portion of the state was established after the confirmation of chronic wasting disease (CWD) last December.

 

Muzzleloading firearms are defined as those firearms which are incapable of being loaded from the breech. Muzzleloading firearms of .36 caliber minimum, plus long bows, compound bows and crossbows are legal hunting equipment for this season. Hunters are also reminded that they must meet the blaze orange requirements while hunting.

 

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 and B-2 total, and Unit C and D-1 total.

 

In Unit CWD, muzzleloader/archery season began Oct. 28. In Unit CWD, there is a limit of three antlerless deer per day with no season limit and the statewide bag limit of two antlered deer.

 

For the exact boundaries of the different deer units, hunters can refer to the 2019-20 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, available where hunting and fishing licenses are sold and at all TWRA offices. In addition, regulations and other information for Unit CWD are included on pages 33-37 of the guide.

 

A list of the state’s permanent annual opening hunting dates is on page 12 of the guide. The guide can also be viewed at TWRA’s website at www.tnwildlife.org.

 

Resident hunters, ages 16 through 64 must possess in addition to other appropriate licenses, an annual big game license for the equipment used.  Lifetime Sportsman license, Junior Hunt/Trap/Fish, Adult Sportsman license and Permanent Senior Citizens license holders are not required to purchase supplemental big game licenses.

 

In addition to private lands, including public hunting areas, several wildlife management areas (WMAs) will be open to hunters during this muzzleloader season.  Hunters need to refer to the 2019-20 Hunting and Trapping Guide for a listing of these WMAs or go to TWRA’s website.

 

Tennessee’s gun season for deer opens in units A, B, C, D, and L on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year’s date is Nov. 23. The season for gun/muzzleloader/archery will then continue through Jan. 5, 2020.  Archery equipment is legal during muzzleloader and gun seasons. Muzzleloaders are legal during gun season.


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