Tennessee's 2010 WMA Big Game Quota Hunt Deadline Approaching

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The July 21 deadline to apply for all Wildlife Management Area (WMA) 2010 Big Game Quota Hunts is approaching, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency reminds sportsmen.

The application period began June 16. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA Web site at www.tnwildlife.org. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The application must be received by midnight (CDT) on July 21.

Sportsmen are reminded to read the application form carefully, fill out all requested information, double-check the form, and take it to a license agent where it will be entered into the system. When applying at any TWRA license agent, there is no fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or seniors possessing a Type 167 permit. For all other applicants, there is a $20 permit fee for each drawing entered plus a $1 agent fee.

Hunters may also apply over the Internet at the TWRA Web site www.tnwildlife.org. There is no fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or seniors possessing a Type 167 permit. All other applicants, in addition to the $2 internet usage fee, will be charged a permit fee of $20.50 per drawing entered. The $2 usage fee is collected by the company that maintains the internet site. (It is not a fee that is charged by the TWRA.)

TWRA's priority drawing system gives priority points (this year a maximum of 5 points) to hunters based on the number of years they have participated without being drawn for a hunt. Applicants who were successful last year will start over with a priority of zero.

When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed to verify the information, such as hunt codes and their TWRA ID number on their receipt, is correct.