Four persons have won the right to participate in Tennessee’s first-ever managed elk hunt. The winners were announced last Thursday during the June meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building in Nashville.
The four winners, all Tennessee residents, were selected in a computer drawing from almost 13,000 entries for the elk hunt scheduled Oct. 19-23 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Area.
The participants in the historic hunt will be Craig Gardner, of Parrottsville, Charles Ray Flynn of Rockford, Ronald L. Woodard, of Oak Ridge, and Jeffrey L. Moses, of Cleveland. Greg Wathen, Chief, TWRA Wildlife Division announced the winners.
There were 12,814 applicants that applied for Tennessee’s first managed elk hunt. Of those, 12,496 were residents and 318 non-residents. The resident applications came from across the state but the majority was from East Tennessee. Region IV had 4,574 applicants, Region III had 3,175 applicants, Region II had 3,137 applicants, and Region I had 1,610 applicants.
The fifth participant will be the recipient of a permit that is donated to a Non-Governmental Organization which this year is the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. The TWRF will auction its permit in July as part of a fund-raising project benefiting future elk restoration in Tennessee.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.