Raffle tickets can be purchased on the TWRF website through 11:59 p.m. on August 15. Once the raffle has closed, a random raffle entry will be drawn and will be notified during the Commission Meeting on August 23.
“The winner of the elk raffle ticket will get assigned to Elk Hunt Zone [EHZ] 1 [in the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, north of Knoxville, Tenn.], which is the best elk zone in state, and the hunt will last seven days. If raffle winner doesn’t fill his permit, an extra week will be given to the raffle winner for any zones,” said TWRF Assistant Director Chris Richardson. The dates for the hunts will be Oct. 13-19 in EHZ 1 and Oct. 20-26 in any open elk zone, including private land in the five restoration counties as long as the raffle winner has the landowner’s permission to hunt.
All proceeds from the raffle will go toward Tennessee’s elk habitat restoration efforts. Residents and non-residents can enter the raffle. For more information or to purchase a raffle ticket, go to twrf.net.