TWRA elk importaion attempt / NO
As of this morning, it had not been officially announced to the public yet but there will be no elk from Elk Island imported into TN at this time because as I have been saying, that herd does not meet the USDA protocol.
I realize that this will disappoint some hunters but it is the best decision for our wildlife, livestock and all concerned. TWRA will be allowed to import elk that meets safe health regulations but no more unsafe elk will be allowed into TN by TWRA. The Elk Island herd has not been proven safe so TWRA will have to look elsewhere for their elk.