November on the northern Cumberland Plateau means deer hunting season for many and, right on cue, Tennessee’s muzzleloader deer hunt is scheduled to begin Saturday, Nov. 7.
The muzzleloader season is open through Nov. 20. On Nov. 21, gun season will open and will continue through Jan. 3, 2016. A youth-only hunt will be Jan. 9-10, 2016.
Scott County and all neighboring counties are a part of Tennessee’s Deer Management Unit B. In Unit B, the antlerless bag limit during muzzleloader season is one deer. The gun hunt is antlered-only, except for a non-quota antlerless hunt that is open Dec. 21-27 in Scott County. The bag limit during that hunt is one deer.
The statewide limit on antlered deer is two, which applies across all hunts.
In Scott County, the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area is 145,000 acres and is open with the statewide hunting seasons. The Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area is 125,000 acres and is also open with the statewide hunting seasons.