Elk NetworkTennessee Names 2021 Elk Hunters, Raises $1.8 Million for Conservation

General | September 15, 2021

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) recently announced the names of the 14 people who will take part in the state’s 2021 elk hunt.

A total of 11,146 persons registered for the opportunity to participate, marking an increase of 1,543 applications from 2020. Tennessee began its elk hunt in 2009 with the participants randomly selected from a computer draw.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation also announced it sold 170,099 raffle tickets for the Tennessee Conservation Raffle, a 65 percent increase over 2020 sales, generating $1,880,500 for wildlife habitat conservation work.

The money raised can be used as matching funds, allowing TWRA to leverage more than seven million dollars in federal grants to fund critically important conservation and habitat management initiatives in Tennessee.

(Photo source: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency)