More than 168K deer harvested in Tenn. this season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than 168,000 deer were harvested in Tennessee during the recent 2013-14 seasons, which began with archery season on Sept. 28 and ran through a final youth hunt on Jan. 11-12.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, the numbers reflect the stability of the state’s deer population. In the 2012-13 seasons, hunters harvested more than 176,600 deer.

Giles County saw the most deer harvested this time with 5,396. Fayette County was second, with 4,727. Other counties with at least 3,000 deer harvested were Lincoln, Henry, Hardeman, Maury, Franklin, Montgomery, Carroll, Madison, Weakley, Hickman and Hardin.

More than 1,000 deer were harvested in 73 of the state’s 95 counties.

The harvest totals can be viewed online at in the “for hunters” section.