Four people have won the right to participate in Tennessee’s fourth managed elk hunt to be held in October at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The winners were announced on Thursday during the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission Wildlife Management Committee meeting at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Building.
The four winners, all Tennessee residents, were selected in a computer drawing from 5,799 applicants for the elk hunt scheduled Oct. 15-19 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
The participants for this year’s hunt will be Tony William Fink of Crossville, Brian M. Rochelle of Franklin, William D. Marbury of Stanton, and Corbin M. Moore of Rockwood. The winners were announced by Gray Anderson, TWRA Wildlife and Forestry Division assistant chief.
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. That permit will be auctioned on eBay. The auction period will run July 19-29. Fundraising proceeds are designated for the TWRA Elk Program.
The TWRC voted to establish a young sportsman elk hunt following the conclusion of the regular elk hunt, which will be held Oct. 20-21, with one young sportsman to be selected. The winner from the drawing will be announced in conjunction with the Second Annual Land and Wildlife Expo in August.