The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) presented a preview of its proposals for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 hunting and trapping seasons at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s April meeting. While yet to announce the number of elk permits available for 2018, the TWRA did introduce a few changes.
Since a limited elk hunt was established in 2009, one of the elk permits issued had been given to a non-governmental organization to be auctioned with the funds raised going to the elk restoration program. This year, rather than the auction, a raffle will be conducted where individuals may purchase as many tickets as they wish for $10 each for the opportunity to participate in the hunt.
Elk Hunting Zone 1 would be the designated area for the elk permit holder and would be allowed an additional seven hunting days in any open elk zone following the regular gun hunt. Another proposed change would require applicants to choose their elk hunting zone of choice when they apply for an elk quota hunt.
(Photo source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)