TWRA Announces Hunting Application Period | New
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced that the application period for the 2021 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Hunts, Regular Elk, Juvenile Elk and Juvenile WMA is now underway. to July 23.
Entries must be submitted by midnight (CDT) on July 23. The WMA Hunting Instruction Sheet lists the locations and dates for each of the quota hunts as well as the rules and regulations for the draw. Instruction sheets can be obtained and hunting requests can be obtained from any TWRA licensing agent, TWRA regional office or online at www.gooutdoorstennessee.com. Requests sent by mail will not be processed in the drawing system.
There is no charge for current holders of an annual sports license, holders of a lifetime sports license or seniors with a senior annual sports license type 167. For all other applicants, there is has a non-refundable permit fee of $ 12 for each design entered. There is an agent fee of $ 1 for requests made to a licensing agent. When submitting a request to a license officer, hunters should remain on site while the request is being processed to verify that the information on the receipt is correct.
For applications made over the Internet, an Internet usage fee of $ 2 is charged. If you participate in multiple quota hunts, one person must pay the license and agent fees for each quota hunt request submitted.
The WMA (Elk Hunting Excluded) Priority Point System grants one priority point for each year a hunter participates (this year a maximum of 13 points) without being drawn for a hunt. Candidates drawn for a hunt last year will start over with a priority of zero.
After all draws have been completed, the remaining permits will be sold online on a first come, first serve basis starting August 25 at 8:00 a.m. CDT.
The 13th state gun elk hunt will take place October 9-15 with seven people selected to participate. Six of the participants will be selected through a computer drawing produced by TWRA. The seventh participant will be the recipient of a permit that is given to a non-governmental organization (NGO), which is the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation. This permit will be issued during a draw for the third year.
In addition, this will be the fifth year for an archery-only hunt with seven licenses. The elk archery hunting dates are September 25 to October 25. 1.