Tennessee Youth Deer Hunt Contest Underway

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Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a special hunt for the opening day of the Tennessee's Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Oct. 31, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced. A gracious landowner in Humphreys County has donated his property for this hunt for 30 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 hunt, participants are allowed to take part in a Friday night cookout and campout (participants must provide their own camping gear).

TWRA will hold a drawing and the winners will be notified by Oct. 15. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful entrants 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.

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.