Make it a $9,000 contribution to the Tennessee elk program. That was the winning bid on Aug. 7 at the eBay auction for one Tennessee elk permit. The winner was Wade Roberts of Leoma, Tenn. In 2015 the winning bid was $11,101.
Roberts is an avid sportsman and has hunted elk successfully in Idaho. His Tennessee elk hunt will be Oct. 17-21 with four other gun hunters soon to be drawn. One youth hunter will be drawn for the following weekend, Oct. 22-23; and, new this year, there are five archery tags to be drawn for Oct. 3-7. The elk hunting zones are in the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and some private land in five adjacent counties.