Elk hunting in Tennessee-hell yeah-beats going to Colorado or Montana.

Posted: November 3, 2014 by gamegetterII in elk hunting, hunting
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NASHVILLE — For the second consecutive year, four of the five participants recorded harvests in the Tennessee Elk Hunt held Oct. 20-24 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

In the Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt, held the weekend of Oct. 25-26, the participant had a harvest for the third in as many years since the hunt was established. Robert L. Goodner, a 14-year old from Cleveland was the first boy selected for the youth hunt. Robert had the biggest overall harvest this year with his take of a 6×8 bull elk that field dressed at 646 pounds and was taken on the morning of Oct. 26.

During the regular hunt, Jefferson City resident Jimmy Rogers had this year’s first harvest. It came in the evening on opening day and was a 6×6 that field dressed at 593 pounds.

On the second day of the hunt, two harvests were made both coming in the evening. Audie Schrimsher of Maryville took an elk that was a 5×5 that weighed 462 pounds. Hartsville resident Clay Oldham also took a 5×5 elk and it had a field dressed weight of 465 pounds.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has worked to make habitat improvements at North Cumberland WMA. The first arrival of 50 animals came in December 2000, the first elk to be in Tennessee since they were last reported in Obion County in 1865.


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