Permit drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt Aug. 11

A hand-held permit drawing for the sixth sandhill crane hunt in Tennessee will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Rhea County High School in Evensville.

Any leftover tags from the draw will be included in the computerized draw to issue tags for statewide use. 

A total of 1,274 tags, plus any tags not issued at the handheld drawing, will be issued.

The application period for the computerized draw is Sept. 5-26, 2018.

A total of 1,437 tags are available at the handheld draw for 479 successful applicants.

Applicants must be at least 13-years-old. Registration for the drawing begins at 8 a.m. (EDT).

The drawing will begin at approximately 10 a.m.

Tags are non-transferable and individuals must be present to obtain tags.

The TWRA will provide computers for persons wishing to take the identification test on the day of the drawing. However, the test is available at  and will remain available until the end of the season.

Applicants must have a current Tennessee hunting/fishing license (Type 001) and a waterfowl license (Type 005) or equivalent.