10 Reasons YOU Should Apply for Tennessee’s Elk Quota Hunts and Raffle!
The only way you can hunt elk in Tennessee is to win a quota hunt or the TN Conservation Raffle and both opportunities are now available for entry! There are lots of great reasons to want to hunt elk in Tennessee, but here are a few that we wanted to highlight.
- FAIR CHANCE
Tennessee’s elk quota hunts are awarded through a random drawing process giving everyone an equal chance of winning.
- HUNT THE RUT
Raffle and quota hunt permit winners to get to hunt during the elk rut when bulls are bugling and responding to calls.
Each elk hunter gets their own elk hunt zone with no other concurrent elk hunting.
- A FULL WEEK
Elk hunts are seven days in length giving hunters ample time to learn the elk in their hunt zone.
- PREMIER HUNT ZONE
The raffle winner gets to hunt the premier elk hunt zone (Zone 1).
- GOOD SUCCESS RATES
Sixty-one bull elk (49 firearms, 12 archery) have been killed since the inaugural elk hunt in 2009 putting the success rate of hunters using firearms at 71% and bows at 46%.
- Applying for a quota - there is no application fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or Senior Citizen License holders with an Annual Senior Citizen Permit (Type 167). For all other applicants, there is a non-refundable permit fee of $12.
- The TN Conservation Raffle chances start at $20 for one ticket, $50 for three tickets, or $100 for ten tickets. You don’t have to be a TN resident and there is no limit on how many you can purchase.
- FILL THE FREEZER
A mature bull elk can provide about 300+ lbs. of boneless venison! It’s lean, sweet, and sometimes described as a mixture of beef and deer.
- BRING A FRIEND
Successful elk permit holders get to bring a non-hunting partner with them to share the hunt!
- UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Elk hunting is considered by many to be the premier North American big game hunting experience. Who knows? You might be one of the lucky few that get the privilege of hunting elk in the Volunteer State!