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2020-21 Gun Hunting Season for Deer Opens November 21

November 17, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

Tennessee’s 2020-21 statewide gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 21. 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 Jan. 3, 2021.

For more information about Tennessee’s 2020-21 deer hunting seasons, refer to the 2020-21 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide available online at, the TWRA On the Go App, or physical copies can be obtained at license agents or TWRA regional offices.

Anyone born on or after January 1, 1969 is required to carry proof of 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.

The statewide bag limit for antlered bucks is two. No more than one antlered deer may be taken per day. Hunters are allowed the following antlerless bag limits: Unit L-3 per day, Unit A-2 per season, Unit B-1 per season, and Unit C-1 per season (Nov. 21-Dec. 6 only), and Unit D-1-per season (Nov. 21-27 only).

In Unit CWD, there is a limit of three antlerless deer per day with no season limit. The statewide bag limit of two antlered deer applies in Unit CWD. However, the statewide bag limit of two antlered deer may be exceeded within Unit CWD if taken under the Earn-A-Buck Program or taken under the Replacement Buck Program. Details on each of the programs are at For the exact boundaries of the different deer units, hunters can refer to the guide. For complete license and permit requirements, refer to or the 2020-21 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide.

Limited number of tickets to go on sale Tuesday afternoon for DCHS basketball games Tuesday night

November 16, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

A limited number of tickets will go on sale Tuesday, November 17 at 12:30 p.m. for DCHS basketball games Tuesday night at home against Whitehouse

“Due to restrictions from Covid there will be a limited number of tickets sold for all home DCHS basketball games this season. Ticket preference was given to parents and families of the players and cheerleaders and the remaining tickets will be sold at the high school on the day of each home game unless otherwise noted. Tickets will be sold at the main office beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 17 (for Tuesday night’s games) and will be sold until all remaining tickets are gone. Tickets are $7.00 each There will be a purchasing limit of two tickets per person,” said DCHS Principal Randy Jennings

Fatal Shooting Under Investigation

November 16, 2020
By: Dwayne Page

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a fatal shooting early Sunday morning at a residence on Lee Braswell Road.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that a woman called Central Dispatch at 12:42 a.m. Sunday to report that she had shot her husband. The man was taken by DeKalb EMS to Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital where he later died.

Names of the man and woman have not been released.

In a prepared news release, Sheriff Ray said that “on Sunday morning, November the 15th, at 12:42 am, DeKalb Central Dispatch was advised of a shooting on Lee Braswell Road. The woman caller advised she had shot her husband”.

“Deputies of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene at 12:50 am. The man was taken by DeKalb EMS to Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital from the scene. The man later died at the hospital”.

“The case is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. There has been no arrest. Agents are awaiting autopsy reports and further investigation into the case”.

“Besides TBI Agents, Sheriff Patrick Ray, Deputies and Detectives from the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway and a Detective from his Department were on the scene for assistance,” said Sheriff Ray

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