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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

Cow escapes slaughterhouse, crashes into home

Cow escapes slaughterhouse, crashes into home

A cow being dropped off at a Greene County slaughterhouse ran out of the trailer it was in and broke into a home, causing $10,000 worth of damage.

The cow crashed through a glass door at the home on Graceland Lane in Afton and destroyed the floors in the kitchen, den and dining room.

According to a report from the sheriff's office, the cow also damaged a refrigerator, dishwasher and dining room set.

Deputies say the cow finally left the house through the back door.

The report did not say what happened to the cow following the incident.

Greene Co. teen will be first youth to participate in Tenn. elk hunt

Greene Co. teen will be first youth to participate in Tenn. elk hunt

A Greene County 14-year-old is making hunting history. She will be the first youth ever to participate in a Tennessee elk hunt this fall.

State officials randomly drew Jessica Parkins' name out of a poll of nearly 300 teenage applicants, and she's no hunting rookie.

The high school freshman says she's been hunting with her dad since she was seven years old.

"My first big proud moment was when I killed my first deer. I was just running around everywhere. I had adrenaline pumping through me. It was awesome," she said.