Tennessee Elk Permit being auctioned by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation
Don’t miss this last
chance at a 2012 TN Elk Tag!
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency recently announced the issuance of 5
Special Elk Take Permits for the upcoming 2012 hunting season. Four of the special
permits were issued through the TWRA quota hunt drawing system. These permits
were awarded to Tony William Fink of Crossville, Brian M. Rochelle of Franklin, William D. Marbury of Stanton, and Corbin M. Moore of Rockwood.
remaining special elk take permit was awarded to a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization through the state’s Request For Proposals (RFP) process. The
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, Inc. (TWRF) was selected as the
recipient of this year’s NPO tag. The TWRF will auction off the tag to the
highest bidder. The proceeds from the sale of this
special elk tag will go to benefit the elk restoration program. TWRF is
partnering with Bill Swan, an experienced eBay seller and active member of the
Chattanooga Chapter of Safari Club International (SCI) www.chattanoogachaptersci.org , www.SCIFIRSTFORHUNTERS.org on the promotion and sale of
this Elk Tag.
hunt will take place at the North Cumberland WMA in East Tennessee from Monday, October 15th
through Friday, October 19th of 2012. This will be the fourth 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.
The North Cumberland WMA will be sub-divided into five (5)
Elk Hunting Zones (EHZ). Each hunter will be designated an 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 an
elk license before participating in the hunt. The resident elk license
(Type 256) is $27.00, 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. For additional information about the Tennessee Wildlife
Resources Foundation, go to www.twrf.net.
TWRF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting habitat
conservation, responsible land stewardship, and Tennessee’s hunting
and fishing heritage for the benefit of Tennessee’s
wildlife and its outdoor enthusiasts.
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