Auction for permit to hunt elk begins this week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee will begin taking bids this week for a chance to participate in the state's fourth annual managed elk hunt.

The eBay auction begins Thursday and runs for 10 days with proceeds to benefit the state's elk restoration program.

Since the hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has issued five permits each year. Four winners are selected by lottery and the fifth permit is sold to the highest bidder.

The hunt is scheduled for Oct. 15-19 at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

In addition to the regular elk hunt this year, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has established a young sportsman elk hunt for Oct. 20-21. One young sportsman will be selected from a drawing on Aug. 11.


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