Tennessee Elk Permit Being Auctioned

elk-052113The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recently announced the issuance of five Special Elk Take Permits for the upcoming 2013 hunting season. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, Inc. (TWRF) is partnering with Bill Swan, an experienced eBay seller and active member of the Tennessee Valley Chapter of Safari Club International, on the promotion and sale of one of these special elk tags.  The elk hunt will take place at the North Cumberland WMA in East Tennessee from Monday, October 21th through Friday, October 25th of 2013. This will be the fifth year for the Tennessee elk hunt, and the successful bidder has very good odds for killing a mature bull elk.

The photos in this auction are actual photos of Tennessee elk from the hunting area. There are some mature bulls in excess of 350″ roaming the area, and the winner of this auction has an excellent chance of harvesting a world-class bull. For guide and lodging information, please contact the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Federation at the number below in this listing.

The 40,00 acre North Cumberland WMA will be sub-divided into five (5) Elk Hunting Zones (EHZ).  Each hunter will be designated an 8,000-acre EHZ through a handheld drawing conducted at a TWRA Region IV location (location, dates and times TBA). The purchaser of this elk permit will be required to purchase a big game license before participating in the hunt.  The resident elk license (Type 256) is $28.00, and a non-resident elk license (Type 257) is $300.00.  Sportsman and Lifetime license holders are exempt from having to purchase the elk license.  All other licenses and permits to hunt big game in Tennessee are required.

The TWRF is proud to be a part of this success story, where elk reintroduction efforts have been successful enough to allow for management through hunting. To date, The Tennessee Valley Safari Club and The Safari Club International Foundation have contributed more than $20,000 toward the restoration of elk into Tennessee.

100% of the proceeds from the sale, less eBay fees, of this tag go directly into the Tennessee Elk Restoration Program!

Contact:

Johnny Allred

Development Director

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation

615-831-9311 Ext 118

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