Tennessee Elk Tag for Auction on eBay

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Tennessee Elk Tag for Auction on eBay

7/7/09

MISSOULA, Montana-For the first time in almost 150 years, Tennessee will host an elk hunt this autumn. Five lucky hunters will participate. Four Tennesseans received tags in a special drawing and one remaining tag will be auctioned on eBay July 16-25.

All auction proceeds will support Tennessee's elk restoration program.

"This hunt is one of the rewards for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's hard work in helping to restore a wild elk herd that was missing in Tennessee for a very long time," said David Allen, president and CEO of the Montana-based conservation organization. "We hope our supporters will register on eBay and bid enthusiastically as a continuation of our support for this program."

The hunt will take place at east Tennessee's North Cumberland WMA Oct. 19-23, 2009.

All five hunters will be invited to an elk camp complete with wall tents, campfires, meals and entertainment. The camp will be held at the property of Terry Lewis near the North Cumberland WMA Elk Viewing Tower. Camp sponsors include the Elk Foundation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Tennessee Wildlife Federation and Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association. Several of these groups are also partnering to promote the sale of the tag.

Tag recipients in the drawing were announced in June. Winners include Craig Gardner, of Parrotsville, Charles Ray Flynn of Rockford, Ronald L. Woodard of Oak Ridge, and Jeffrey L. Moses of Cleveland.

For more information visit www.twrf.net.

About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation:
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.6 million acres-a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.


Contact:
Steve Wagner, Blue Heron Communications, 800-654-3766 or steve@blueheroncomm.com
 

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