Tennessee’s 2017-18 gun hunting season for deer opens this upcoming Saturday (November 18, 2017). Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through January 7, 2018 and the second Young Sportsman Hunt is January 13 and 14, 2018. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of satisfactory completion of a hunter education class or be in possession of the Apprentice Hunting License (along with other required licenses) while hunting any species in Tennessee. For more information on hunter education classes, go to www.tn.gov/twra and click hunter education.