The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is hosting a special deer hunt for kids who have never taken a deer before.
Youngsters 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 the hunt. It will be held on the opening day of the 2012 Tennessee young sportsman deer hunt, Saturday, Oct. 29.
A total of 42 young hunters will be chosen to participate in one event to be held in Humphreys County and another in Trousdale County, near the Smith County line.
The Humphreys County hunt will have 30 youngsters selected for participation as a gracious landowner has again donated his property for these young hunters. The private farm incorporates a variety of wildlife management practices and totals more than 2,000 acres of prime deer habitat.
In addition to the Humphreys County hunt, 12 additional lucky hunters will have the opportunity to hunt in some prime deer habitat in the Trousdale County hunt.
Both locations will have a Friday night cookout and campout (participants must provide their own camping gear). Breakfast and lunch will also be provided on Saturday.
The winners of TWRA's drawing will be notified by Oct. 15. Confirmation packets will be sent to the successful participants that will include directions and a list of items to bring, along with area hotels. Winning hunters are responsible for providing the appropriate Tennessee hunting license and must be accompanied by a nonhunting 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 Oct. 12. For more information or to receive an application, contact Donald Hosse, TWRA wildlife education program coordinator, at Don.Hosse@tn.gov or 615-781-6541. Applications are also available on TWRA’s website at www.tnwildlife.org.