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Fifth Permit for 2016 Elk Hunt to Be Auctioned on eBay, July 28-August 7

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NASHVILLE --- The fifth permit for participation in Tennessee’s eighth managed elk hunt will be awarded to the successful bidder in an eBay auction to be held from July 28-Aug 7. Proceeds from the auction benefit the state’s elk restoration program.

Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has donated a permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join four others who will be chosen from a computer drawing. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF) is the recipient again this year for the donated special take permit.

The TWRF will award its permit to the successful high bidder through the eBay auction. The successful bidder will be a participant in the hunt along with four others who will be selected in a random computer draw later this summer. Applications for the four permits for the elk hunt must have been submitted by midnight (CDT) on July 27.

The 2016 elk hunt will be held Oct. 17-21 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The North Cumberland WMA will be divided into five open elk hunting zones (EHZ). Each of the five hunters will be designated an EHZ in a drawing to be conducted at a later date at a TWRA Region IV location.

All proceeds from the sale of the remaining special bull elk tag will go exclusively to the elk restoration program. The auction will begin at 9:30 p.m. (CDT) on July 28 and will end at 9:30 p.m. (CDT) on Aug. 7. Search Tennessee Elk Permit on eBay to find the listing after the launch time or visit the TWRF website at for information.

TWRF is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting habitat conservation, responsible land stewardship, and Tennessee's hunting and fishing heritage for the benefit of TWRA and Tennessee's outdoor enthusiasts. 

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