The 2016 drawings for the big game quota hunts on wildlife management areas have been completed. The results can be found at www.tnwildlife.org under the For Hunters and Big Game Hunters sections. By Aug. 23 the winners and losers will be notified by mail; the winners get their permits and the losers get a priority point for next year.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 24 the leftover quota hunts are up for grabs, first-come basis, available at all license agencies and online at the TWRA website. The fee for regular license holders is $12 (privilege code is 338). Hunters who have the Lifetime Sportsman (types 401 thru 406), Annual Sportsman (004) or the Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman License (type 167) are exempt from the fee (privilege code is 331).
This year there are five wildlife management areas with leftover hunts: Cheatham (turkey), Cheatham Lake (turkey), Laurel Hill (gun deer) in November and December, and Prentice Cooper (archery deer). Get more details on the hunts in the News section at www.tnwildlife.org.