The four winners selected to participate in Tennessee’s fourth managed elk hunt will be announced during the June meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission on June 14-15 (Thursday-Friday).
Committee meetings will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The formal meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday. The elk hunt winners will be announced during Friday’s session. The meeting will be held at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency Region II Ray Bell Office Building and is open to the public.
The four winners of the 2012 elk hunt permits were selected in a random drawing to participate in this year’s hunt which is Oct. 15-19 and again to be held at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. 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 commission will be advised of special arrangements being made for the announcement of the first-ever youth elk tag.
The fifth participant in the Oct. 15-19 hunt will be the recipient of a permit that is donated to a Non-Governmental Organization, which this year was the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. That permit will be auctioned on eBay. The auction period will run July 19-29. Fund-raising proceeds are designated for the TWRA Elk Program.
In other agenda items, the agency is proposing that the newly acquired land of 592 acres in Cannon County be proclaimed as Headwaters Wildlife Management Area. Also, an amendment to the Wildlife Management Area proclamation will add hunting seasons to the new WMA.