The winners of the 2016 Tennessee elk hunt lottery have been announced. The computer drawing by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency chose five new archery hunters, four regular gun/archery hunters and one youth hunter.
The archery-only hunters are: Dennis C. Edwards (Brentwood), Travis L. Brown (Telford), William Scott Taylor (Murfreesboro), Donald Alvin Jackson (Cleveland), and James A. Millwood (Chattanooga).
The regular gun/archery hunters are: Kevin Hart (Yuma), Austin L. Burks (Waynesboro), Timothy C. Copeland (Crossville), and Bryan C. White (Harrison). The youth permit goes to Jordan Redmond (Oakdale).
The fifth regular elk license was auctioned on eBay on Aug. 7. The winning bid this year was $9,000 by Wade Roberts of Leoma, Tenn. [Last year’s winning bid was $11,101]. The entire $9,000 is a contribution to the Tennessee elk restoration program.