Hunters harvested a total of 12 elk during the 2018 Tennessee elk hunts in the three segments. Participants could hunt on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and surrounding private lands. This year was the most harvests since the managed hunts began in 2009.
Since the managed hunts have been held, 53 elk have now been legally harvested. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency worked to make elk habitat improvements at North Cumberland WMA.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided assistance to help restore wild, free-ranging elk to their historic Tennessee range in 2000, the first such wild elk to be in Tennessee since they were last reported in Obion County in 1865.
Find more details about the 2018 elk hunt here.
(Photo source: Steve Fernandez)