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Old 11-01-2012, 09:34 AM
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Tennessee's token elk season was held middle of last month. As expected, all five hunters tagged nice bulls; a 5X5, a 6X6 two 6x7s and an 8x6. Average weight for these five bulls was 575 pounds dressed. Also, for the first year a youth hunter was also chosen and that 9th grade girl took a 5x5 that dressed at 311 pounds. What a thrill for that youngster! Each of the 5 hunters was given his own zone of about 8,000 acres (each) to keep the harvest spread around. The lone youth hunter was allowed to pick whatever zone they wanted.
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Wow, that's pretty neat, I had no idea that Tennessee even had any elk, what part of the state is that in?
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:03 AM
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Wow, that's pretty neat, I had no idea that Tennessee even had any elk, what part of the state is that in?
They stocked elk back in about 2000 with an original stocking of 50 animals from Canada. They are in the North Cumberland WMA on the Cumberland plateau, which is north Of Knoxville, Tn.
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I just got on the Tennessee State Wildlife website and checked it out, they posted the winners and said one was auctioned off on E-bay, wonder what that went for? They said the elk population in Tennessee was about 300 now, that's AWESOME.
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There have been a few articles in the RMEF magazine (Bugle) over the years about the elk in TN and KY too I believe, and there are some fantastic bulls to be had there. Sounds like a great time for those that get the very few tags!
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There have been a few articles in the RMEF magazine (Bugle) over the years about the elk in TN and KY too I believe, and there are some fantastic bulls to be had there. Sounds like a great time for those that get the very few tags!
The Elk population is doing GREAT much better than the Ky. Fish & Wildlife Dept. ever thought.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:42 PM
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Yeah, the population in Ky. and Tn. are both doing great. I heard a few years ago that a hunter got a bull in Ky. that made B&C. I just hope Tn. will allow more to be killed in the near future.
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NC Elk herd growing

There is a growing herd in western North Carplina too.


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