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Gun season for deer opens Saturday

Gun season for deer opens Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gun season for deer opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 5.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached, which includes deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons. An antlered buck is a buck with antlers at least three inches long.

The bag limit for antlerless deer depends on where the deer is harvested

Feral hogs: A growing problem in East Tennessee

On the Cumberland Plateau, locals say feral hogs are a problem they have been dealing with for decades.

The nocturnal creatures, which hunters say can sometimes weigh up to 400 pounds, are spread across Cumberland, Fentress, and Overton counties. And, the Tennessee Hunters Alliance, a hunters' rights group in the area, said it has one goal: to take them out.

"Heritage for us, we've just been raised in dogs and hogs all our lives," said Brandon Griffin, who hunts with his twin 17-year-old brother Brent, and father Scott.