NASHVILLE — The July 27 application deadline is approaching for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2022 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk hunts, youth elk hunts, and WMA youth hunts.

    The WMA hunting instruction sheet has locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets and applications can be obtained for the hunts at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online at Mailed applications will not be processed into the drawing system. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) on July 27.

    There is no fee for current Annual Sportsman License holders, Lifetime Sportsman License holders, or seniors possessing a Type 167 Annual Senior Citizen Sportsman License. For all other applicants, there is a non-refundable $12 permit fee for each drawing entered. There is a $1 agent fee for applications made at a license agent. When applying at a license agent, hunters must remain at the location while the application is processed to verify the information is correct on the receipt.

    For applications made on the internet, there is a $2 internet usage fee. If entering multiple quota hunts, a person must pay the permit and agent fee(s) for each quota hunt application submitted.
    The WMA (elk hunts excluded) priority point system gives a priority point for each year a hunter participates (this year a maximum of 13 points) without being successfully drawn for a hunt. Applicants drawn for a hunt last year will start over with a priority of zero.