Tennessee to have 2nd elk hunt since 1865

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission has approved the second elk hunt in Tennessee that will be similar to last year's, the first in the state since 1865.

The statewide elk hunting season will be Oct. 18 to 22 with five permits available for antlered bulls only. 4 of the elk permits will again be randomly selected through a drawing conducted by the TWRA. The fifth permit was again donated to a non-governmental organization, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

The elk population in Tennessee is estimated to be about 400 animals.

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