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Elk Hunt Details

Hunt Dates – October 19-23, 2015 | Youth Hunt October 24-25, 2015

North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (WMA) (approximately 40 miles northwest of Knoxville)

 

Special Regulations:

All hunters Drawn for an elk permit will be required to purchase an elk license before participating in the hunt.  The resident elk license (Type 256) is $27.00, non-resident elk license (Type 257) is $300.00.  Sportsman and Lifetime license holders are exempt from having to purchase the elk license.  All other licenses and permits to hunt big game in Tennessee are required.

 

Hunters will be assigned an EHZ as designated by TWRA. However, if during the course of the hunt, one hunter remains with an unfilled tag, that hunter may be re-assigned an EHZ according to TWRA specifications.

 

Upon harvesting an elk, the hunter must immediately attach the elk harvest tag provided by TWRA to the carcass. All harvested elk must be checked out at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. Office before leaving the Wildlife Management Area.

 

The harvest location must be clearly marked with flagging tape. The location must be adequately marked so that TWRA employees can identify the harvest site. This must be accomplished by doing one of the following:

 

Elk Bag Limits and Season Dates

A quota permit system is used to select most of the elk hunt participants. A single elk hunt permit will be issued to a qualifying non-profit wildlife conservation organization with all proceeds benefiting the TWRA elk management program. The elk hunt takes place on North Cumberland WMA, located in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee. Seven Elk Hunting Zones (EHZs) have been designated on the North Cumberland WMA.

 

The Five EHZs open for the 2015 Elk Season are EHZ 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. Each of the five hunters is assigned a separate EHZ. The youth hunter is allowed to use all 5 open EHZs. For the purpose of these hunting regulations and better wildlife management, seven (7) elk hunting zones have been designated on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area (WMA), as follows:

 

EHZ 1: Chestnut Ridge and Fork Mountain

That portion of the North Cumberland WMA west of I-75 and east of the Southern railroad tracks. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 2: Adkins and Turkey Mountain

That portion west of the Southern railroad tracks, east of Red Ash Rd. to Wheeler Gap, northeast of Adkins Mountain Rd. to Jenny Gap, east of Straight Fork Rd. to State Highway 63, east of Highway 63 to the Southern railroad tracks. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 3: Horse Gap and Wolf Ridge

That portion of North Cumberland WMA south of Adkins Mountain Rd. to Huckaby Knob, west of the trail on Brushy Mountain Ridge to Montgomery Fork Creek, north of Fork Creek (downstream) to the North Cumberland WMA boundary line and east of the North Cumberland WMA boundary line to Jenny Gap. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 4: Anderson and Massengale Mountain

That portion on the North Cumberland WMA south of Montgomery Fork Creek to Little Bruce Ridge, west of Little Bruce Ridge to Short Haul Rd. to Grave Gap, north of Massengale Mountain road to Poor Mountain Rd., north of Poor Mountain Rd. to Norma Rd. to Montgomery Fork Creek. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 5: Cross Mountain and Red Ash

That portion on the North Cumberland WMA south of Red Ash Rd. to Wheeler Gap, west of Adkins Mountain Rd. to Huckaby Knob, east of the trail on the Brushy Mountain Ridge to Montgomery Fork Creek, east of Little Bruce Ridge to Short Haul Rd., east of Massengale Rd. to Ash Log Gap, north of boundary back to Southern railroad, west of Southern railroad to Red Ash Church. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 6: Braden Mountain

That portion of the North Cumberland WMA north of State Highway 63, west of State Highway 297, and east of the Rock House community. EHZ 6 also includes the Mon Petit/Atlas Petroleum property which joins the North Cumberland boundary on the north. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.

 

EHZ 7: Tackett Creek

That portion of the North Cumberland WMA south of Tennessee and the Kentucky State Line, north of the Cumberland Mountain State Park Trail and east of State Highway 25W. All safety zones designated by TWRA and private property excluded.