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2016 TWRA Free Youth Hunt Deer Hunt Registration Underway to Win The Opportunity to Record First Harvest


Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – Youth between the ages of 10-15, who are hunter safety certified and who have never harvested a deer, are eligible to win a spot in what has become an annual special hunt. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host the hunt in conjunction with the opening day of the 2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt on Saturday, October 29th.

A total of 30 young hunters will be selected to participate in the event to be held at Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County.

2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt to be held Saturday, October 29th

2016 Tennessee Young Sportsman Deer Hunt to be held Saturday, October 29th

The area incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat.

Treestands will be provided including three which are handicap accessible.

A Friday night cookout will be held. Sites will be available for those who wish to camp (participants must provide their own camping gear). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on Saturday.

TWRA will hold a drawing and the winners will be notified by October 20th. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that will include directions and a list of items to bring as well as a list of area hotels. Winning hunters are responsible for providing the appropriate Tennessee hunting license and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult at least 21 years of age or older.

Interested hunters may complete an application and mail it to the following address: Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Youth Deer Hunt Giveaway, P.O. Box 40747, Nashville, TN 37204. Applications can also be faxed to 615.781.6543. All applications must be received by October 15th. For more information or to receive an application, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA Wildlife Education Program Coordinator at  or 615.781.6541. Applications are also available by clicking here.


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