Tennessee Fur Harvesters Have 2 Fur Sales

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Tennessee Fur Harvesters will be having two fur sales this year. The first sale will be March 1, in Crossville, Tn. at the National Guard Armory, 144 Sparta Hwy., Crossville, Tn. 38517. The doors will open at 8:00 a.m. CST and the sale begins at 9:30 a.m. TWRA officers will be on hand to tag otter and bobcats. So, please come early as possible if you have pelts that need to be tagged. Call-ins to reserve a table will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST on Feb. 15. To reserve a table call Ashton Pittman at 423 457-5655.

The next sale will be March 8, at the National Guard Armory in Russellville/Morristown, TN, 5255 E. Andrew Johnson Hwy., Russellville, Tn. 37860. Doors will open at 8:00 a.m. EST and the sale will begin at 9:30 a.m. TWRA officers will be available at this event, also, to tag otter and bobcats. If you require tags, come early to the event. Call-in for this sale will begin on Feb. 22, at 8:00 a.m. EST. To reserve a table, call Ashton Pittman at 423 457-5655. Please remember that call-in volumes are high to reserve tables, so if you don't get through to begin with, please be patient and continue to call. If a voice message answers, please listen to the message and do as instructed.


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