The most popular quarry in Tennessee is white-tailed deer. Traditionally the weekend before Thanksgiving is the opener for the deer gun season statewide. The dates this year are Nov. 19 – Jan. 8 in all of the big game units. The antlered deer bag limit for all seasons (archery, muzzleloader and gun) is two (maximum one per day).
The antlerless bag limits differ for each big game unit: Unit L is three per day; Unit A is two; Unit B is one; Unit C is one through Dec. 4 only; Unit D is one through Nov. 25 only. Hunters may take an antlerless bag limit in each big game unit. Most hunters need a Type 094 permit to hunt does, but not Sportsman and Lifetime licenses or landowners on their own land.