NASHVILLE, Tn (TWRA) - Hunters may start applying for the 2009 Wildlife Management Area Big Game Quota Hunts, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
The application period for the hunts runs from June 17 until midnight (CDT) July 22. 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 appilication appears at the end of this release).
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 you enter plus a $1 agent fee. Hunters may also apply over the Internet at the TWRA Web site. 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 continues to use the priority system for computer drawings. The WMA Quota Draw has an increasing priority system. Applicants, who applied but were unsuccessful for the past four years, will have a priority of 4. Applicants unsuccessful for one year will have a priority of one and those that were drawn last year have a priority of zero.
When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed.