Updated October 29, 2018

The 2018 muzzleloader and archery season for deer in Tennessee opens on Saturday.

According to a news release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee's muzzleloader season always begins the third Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Muzzleloading firearms of .36 caliber minimum as well as long bows, compound bows and crossbows are legal hunting equipment for this season.

The statewide bag limit for antlered bucks is two. No more than one antlered deer may be taken per day.

To find out more log on to tnwildlife dot org for license requirements and a list of Wildlife Management Areas that are open for deer hunting.