Tennessee wildlife officials say this year’s deer season was a good one, but colder weather would have made it even better.
The deer count stood at about 165,000 on January 4th with two days of the season and a youth hunt on the following weekend remaining. That was about 3,000 more killed than at the same time last season. Chuck Yoest of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says when late reports are tallied, the number of deer taken could top 170,000. Hunter Dave Johnson of Ashland City said the season began well, but it nearly ground to a halt the second week in December when a warm spell and a full moon combined to stop deer movement during the day.