From Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
-- Youth between the ages of 10 and 15 who are hunter safety certified and have never harvested a deer are eligible to win a special hunt for opening day of the Young Sportsman Deer Hunt Oct. 29.
A total of 42 young hunters will be selected to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County and another in Trousdale County near the Smith County line.
Interested hunters can complete an application and mail it to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Youth Deer Hunt Giveaway, PO Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204.
Applications can also be faxed to (615) 781-6543.
All applications must be received by Oct. 12.
Thirty youngsters will be selected to participate in the Humphreys County hunt after a generous landowner has again donated his property for this hunt. The private farm incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat.
Twelve additional youth hunters will be selected to hunt in some prime deer habitat in Trousdale County.
Both locations will have a Friday night cookout and campout. Participants must provide their own camping gear. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Winners will be notified by Oct. 15. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that include directions and a list of items to bring along with area hotels. Winning hunters are responsible for providing the appropriate Tennessee hunting license and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age or older.
For more information or to receive an application, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator by email at Don.Hosse@tn.gov or call (615) 781-6541.
Applications are also available online.