Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt. The hunt will be held in conjunction with the opening day of the 2013 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, Oct. 26, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced.
A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County. A landowner has again graciously donated his property for these young hunters. The private farm incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat.
A Friday night cookout will be held. Sites will be available for those who wish to camp (participants must provide their own camping gear). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on Saturday.
TWRA will hold a drawing and the winners will be notified by Oct. 15. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that will include directions and a list of items to bring as well as a list of 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 or to receive an application, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator at Don.Hosse@tn.gov or 615 781-6541. Applications are also available on TWRA’s website at www.tnwildlife.org.