From the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
-- For the first time in many years the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will not have a computer drawing for antlerless deer or for turkey quota permits this summer, but will distribute them on a first come, first serve basis beginning Aug. 19.
Permits will be made available for sale starting at 8 a.m. from the numerous license agents across Tennessee or from TWRA’s website at www.tnwildlife.org.
Information about licenses requirements or permits costs can be found on page 23 of TWRA’s 2009 hunting guide, which is also available to sportsmen at license agents or from the agency’s website. Hunters must be in possession of their permit receipt in order to hunt. The permits are not transferrable from hunter to hunter.
The counties where deer quota permits will be available are primarily in the eastern portion of the state, but turkey quota permits will be made available from numerous counties statewide.
Hunters who pursue antlerless deer in Middle and West Tennessee will, as usual, continue purchasing an annual non-quota permit (type 94) or the various sportsman or lifetime licenses to participate in designated antlerless hunts.
Hunters who obtain first come, first serve permits will be allowed up to two permits for deer, although no more than one of those permits can be obtained per deer quota hunt. Fall turkey hunters will also be allowed up to two permits, but no more than one permit per county hunt.
If any quota permits remain unsold by Sept. 16 hunters will be allowed to obtain additional permits deemed as leftovers by the wildlife agency.