The 2019 deer archery-only hunting season opens statewide in Tennessee this Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019). The archery season dates in five of the state’s deer hunting units are the same. The dates are Sept. 28th through Oct. 25th and Oct. 28th through Nov. 8th. With more than 100 wildlife management areas and refuges across the state managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, there are ample opportunities for deer hunters in Tennessee. Hunters are reminded they must possess the appropriate licenses and permits. For hunting on private land, hunters must obtain permission from the landowners.