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August Hunt Will Provide Opportunity To Harvest Bucks in Velvet

NASHVILLE — For the first time in Tennessee, at least since the modern era of wildlife management began, hunters can participate in a three-day buck-only archery hunt on private lands in late August.

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission voted at its recent meeting in Nashville to establish this short season to give hunters an opportunity to bag a buck with velvet-covered antlers.

The hunt is set for Aug. 24-26. It will not be open on any of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s wildlife management areas.

The TWFC is the governing body of the TWRA and recently established hunting seasons for 2018-19 and 2019-20.

More information about this coming year’s hunting seasons will be available to sportsmen later this summer in the 2018-19 Tennessee Hunting & Trapping Guide. It is available from businesses that sell hunting and fishing licenses and also in electronic form later this summer on the agency’s website at