From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
-- Applications for participation in Tennessee's third managed elk hunt are being accepted through May 31.
The third elk hunt will be held Oct. 17 to 21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area north of Knoxville. There are five Elk Hunting Zones designated at the WMA.
Hunters can apply at any license agent, regional office or online at www.tnelkhunt.org. The deadline is midnight May 31. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
As in the previous two hunts, five individuals will be selected to participate. Four of the participants will be selected through a computer drawing conducted by the TWRA. Nonresident applicants will be restricted to no greater than 25 percent of the drawn permits. The fifth participant will be the recipient of a permit that is donated to a Non-Governmental Organization. Fund-raising proceeds are designated for the TWRA Elk Program.
There is no application fee for current Tennessee Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or an Annual Senior Citizen Permit Type 167. All other applicants will be charged a $10 nonrefundable permit fee and a $2 internet usage fee, if applying online. For those applying at a license agent, there is a $1 agent fee in addition to the $10 nonrefundable permit fee.
Successful applicants will be announced at the June meeting of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. Successful applicants will not be allowed to reapply for an elk quota hunt permit for 10 years following a successful draw.