The Aug. 2 deadline is nearing to purchase raffle tickets for an opportunity to win an elk tag permit and the right to be among the participants in the 2019 Tennessee elk hunt. In addition to the grand prize package, four other persons will win outstanding prizes.
The tag is available again this year through a raffle by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation (TWRF).
A single ticket is $20, three tickets are available for $50, and 10 can be purchased for $100 and are on sale now until August 2. There is no limit to the number of raffle tickets that can be purchased.
The grand prize winner will participate in the October 2019 rifle elk hunt in the premier Elk Hunting Zone within North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. In addition to the elk tag, the grand prize winner will also receive a Best of the West Mountain Scout Rifle, with a Huskemaw Blue Diamond long range scope, and the option to have the hunt filmed for an episode of The Best of the West Outdoor television series.
Along with the grand prize recipient, the four additional persons selected in a computer draw will each receive a prize package secured by the TWRF.
A complete list of the prizes can be found at www.twrf.net.
Since the elk hunt was implemented in 2009, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has donated a permit to a Non-Governmental Organization to join other participants to be chosen from an electronic drawing.
Raffle tickets may be purchased online directly from the TWRF website at https://www.twrf.net/store/2019-elk-tag-raffle.
The deadline for purchasing tickets is Friday, August 2 at 11:59 p.m. (CDT). The electronic drawing will be held Aug. 5 and the winners will be announced at the commission’s Aug. 16 meeting in Greeneville.