2019 Tennessee Elk Tag Raffle
The 2019 Tennessee Elk Tag Raffle has ended. Thank you to everyone that entered. Congratulations to the winners!
Grand Prize - Dennis Freidline, Frankfort, IN
2nd Prize - Conner Campbell, Centerville, TN
3rd Prize - DeWayne Raines, Knoxville, TN
4th Prize - Gregory James, Pleasant View, TN
5th Prize - Philip Jacobs, Dickson, TN
The 2019 Tennessee Conservation Elk Tag.
The Grand Prize winner will receive the 2019 Tennessee Conservation Elk Tag for the fall rifle elk hunt on North Cumberland WMA in the premier Elk Hunting Zone 1, of Tennessee. The Elk Tag winner will be assigned Zone 1 for 7 days. This has been a very successful zone. If the hunter has not been successful in Zone 1 after 7 days, then all the zones will be available for an additional 7 days, (14 days total). The 2019 TN Gun Elk Season is October 12th through the 18th.
The Best of the West Mountain Scout Rifle in 6.5 PRC topped with a Huskemaw scope.
The Mountain Scout rifle is new for 2019. The goal was to cut as much weight and bulk as possible while still maintaining the durability and accuracy Best of the West shooting systems are known for. Starting with the already light weight proprietary BOTW Mountain Hunter platform with a carbon fiber stock, they compacted the Mountain Scout even more with a shorter 20-inch Proof Research carbon fiber barrel, shaved off more weight with a titanium action, and chambered it in 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge). Mounted with a Huskemaw 4-16x42 Blue Diamond long range scope, this ultra light weight, compact rifle is proven to 1,000 yards, and tips the scales at a tiny 6.8 pounds (with scope). This system comes complete with an Atlas Bipod, 40 Rounds of ammunition, two Dual Stack turrets, and a custom SKB Rifle Case. (Donated by The Best of the West and Huskemaw Optics.)
Your Tennessee elk hunt will be filmed for an episode of The Best of the West outdoor television series.
The outdoor television series known as The Best of the West has been on air since 2003 and the focus of the program is long range hunting big game. The production crew will be back in Tennessee to film your hunt and commemorate the successful reintroduction of elk in the state. The Best of the West Productions strive to present an exciting cinematic version that immerses the viewer in the outdoor experience. Your episode will air on outdoor channels in the U.S. and Canada in the 2020 season. Being all too aware that hunters want to see big game hit the ground, it's also been their goal to bring the entire "package" of the journey, knowing full well that even an unsuccessful hunt is never a waste of time. (Donated by The Best of the West Productions, LLC.)
2019 Polaris Ranger 570 in Pursuit Camo
The RANGER® 570 delivers the best-in-class 2-person utility side-by-side performance with 44 HP and True On-Demand All Wheel Drive. You can tow up to 1,500 lbs. with the standard 2 in. receiver and take advantage of the 500 lb. box capacity with gas assist dump box to unload. The Ranger is designed for all-day off-road riding comfort with 9 in. of up-front suspension travel and 10 in. of independent rear suspension travel, plus 10 in. of ground clearance. This workhorse is equipped with the features you need to get the job done, and the comfort you want for a day on the trails or around the property. (Donated by Columbia Powersports Supercenter, Columbia, TN.)
$2,500.00 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s Gift Card
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s offers the most comprehensive selection of Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Boating, and Outdoor Gear, that you will find anywhere. More than just a fishing and hunting stores, you'll find a tremendous selection of outdoor and casual apparel, gifts, toys and merchandise for the entire family, with great brands, all at a guaranteed low price! The Gift Card can be redeemed for online purchases, catalog orders, and purchases made at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s retail stores. (Donated by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s.)
Knight Rifles .50 Caliber Mountaineer Muzzleloader
The Mountaineer carries a 27” fluted solid 416 stainless steel match grade Green Mountain barrel with a laminated straight stock finished in nutmeg. The bolt is machined with jeweling and intricate knurling, providing a touch of class to an ignition system that is easy to use and clean. The Mountaineer has a fully adjustable trigger, weatherproof primer system, and comes equipped with an Easton Carbon Core Ramrod, fitted with a reverse threaded solid brass jag. Finally, a metallic fiber optic sight set rounds out this beautiful muzzleloader that is claimed by many to be the most reliable and accurate muzzle loader on the market today. The accuracy is guaranteed MOA to 200 yards. (Donated by Knight Muzzleloaders.)
Hunters Gear Package
The Hunters Gear Package includes:
The Grizzly 40 Quart Cooler. Grizzly has been engineering and torture testing coolers with your hunting, fishing, tailgating, and camping expeditions in mind. Made in the USA by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts. (Donated by Grizzly Coolers.)
The Pack Rabbit E.T.H. Chest Vest. A chest-mounted carrier for calls, binoculars, and other essentials, and The Pack Rabbit BCH60 Set. A versatile pack system that provides utility on and off the beaten trail. Its modular design offers a highly effective way to carry all types of gear. Lash loops, compression straps, internal and external anchor points all ensure your cargo remains fixed and secure. A flip-down seat provides rapid, on-the-fly comfort and convenience. (Donated by Pack Rabbit Products.)
The ESEE JG5 fixed blade knife. Features 1095 carbon steel 5” blade, sculpted brown micarta handle, and leather sheath. (Donated by Smoky Mountain Knife Works.)
A LaCrosse Footwear gift certificate for any pair of LaCrosse boots. (Donated by LaCrosse Footwear.)
There is no limit to the number of tickets that can be purchased. The raffle will start April 8, 2019, and end at 11:59pm (central) on August 2, 2019. Once the raffle has closed, 5 random raffle entries will be drawn. First drawn will win the Grand Prize, 2nd drawn will win the 2nd Prize, 3rd drawn will win the 3rd Prize, 4th drawn will win the 4th Prize, and 5th drawn will win the 5th Prize. The winners will be announced on August 16, 2019, at the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting.
The 2019 Tennessee Gun Elk Season is October 12th through the 18th. The North Cumberland WMA is sub-divided into five Elk Hunting Zones (EHZ). Each hunter will be designated an EHZ through a handheld drawing conducted at a TWRA Region IV location (location, dates and times TBA). The raffle winner will be assigned Zone 1 for 7 days. This has been a very successful zone. If the hunter has not been successful in Zone 1 after 7 days, then all the zones will be available for an additional 7 days, (14 days total). EHZ 1 is a 6,827 acre zone that has been hunted since 2009. The zone was rested during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The zone has a very high success rate and contains multiple wildlife openings.
The winner will have to abide by the rules and regulations established by the TFWC and published in the 2019 Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide. The winner must possess the required licenses and permits to participate in the hunt. The winner of this elk permit will be required to purchase an elk license before participating in the hunt. The resident elk license (Type 256) is $27.00, and a 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.
Proceeds from the 2019 Tennessee Elk Raffle benefit wildlife habitat management and restoration efforts in Tennessee.
For questions or assistance regarding other issues not mentioned above, please call (615) 831-9311, ext. 153.