Tennessee's Arnold Engineering WMA Deer Permits on Sale Oct 27th

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The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) Wildlife Management Area units 1 & 2 permits first come, first serve November and December deer permits will go on sale Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. (CDT). These will be the final first come, first serve deer hunts to occur for this year's hunting season.

The permits can be purchased through the TWRA website at www.tnwildlife.org by clicking "Buy a License Here" icon located on the right side of the home page. The permits can also be purchased at any TWRA licensing agent.

Hunters who purchase the permit are reminded that they will need to retain their receipt. The receipt will serve as the permit. No phone sales will be accepted.

A permit fee will not be charged to Annual Sportsman (Type 004) or Lifetime Sportsman (Types 402 thru 405) license holders or Senior Citizen Hunters (Type 166) with an Annual Senior Citizen Permit (Type 167). For all other license holders, the cost is $20 per permit, plus agent fee.

Customers can only obtain one permit per hunt choice. There are four hunt choices for November and one hunt choice for December. Customers can obtain one permit for each hunt choice for a total of five permits per person.

First come, first serve permits are sold one at a time per transaction. Customers can purchase permits for others as long as they have all their pertinent information. The same one permit per hunt choice applies.

The privilege codes for the first come, first serve AEDC WMA permits are as follows:

  • 345 for Lifetime and Annual Sportsman and Seniors holding a current Type 167 /li>
  • 346 for all other license holders. This applies to youths and adults purchasing a permit.

The dates confirmed for November and December by the Air Force:

  • CODE AREA DATE QUOTA
  • 7 Unit 1 November 20-21, 2010 100
  • 8 Unit 1 November 26-28, 2010 100
  • 18 Unit 2 November 20-21, 2010 200
  • 19 Unit 2 November 26-28, 2010 200
  • 20 Unit 2 December 3-5, 2010 200

AEDC consists of 32,000 acres and is located in Coffee and Franklin counties. Unit 1 was previously known as the TNARNG maneuver area. Unit 2 is the Camp Forrest area, from the golf course to UTSI road and Wattendorf Memorial Highway to the southern boundary.