Free Youth Deer Hunt Registration Underway to Win the Chance to Record First Harvest
NASHVILLE --- Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt. The hunt will be held in conjunction with the opening day of the 2012 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.
A total of 42 young hunters will be selected to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County and another in Trousdale County near the Smith County line.
The Humphreys County hunt will have 30 youngsters to be selected for participation as a gracious landowner has again donated his property for these young hunters. The private farm incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat.
In addition to the Humphreys County hunt, 12 additional lucky hunters will have the opportunity to hunt in some prime deer habitat in the Trousdale County hunt.
Both locations will have a Friday night cookout and campout (participants must provide their own camping gear). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on Saturday.
TWRA will hold a drawing and the winners will be notified by Oct. 15. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that will include directions and a list of items to bring along with area hotels. Winning hunters are responsible for providing the appropriate Tennessee hunting license and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age or older.
An application is attached below. Interested hunters may complete an application and mail it to the following address: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Youth Deer Hunt Giveaway, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204. Applications can also be faxed to (615) 781-6543. All applications must be received by Oct. 12. For more information, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator at Don.Hosse@tn.gov or (615) 781-6541.