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Nov 02, 2012 12:00 am
Elk hunt successful: All six hunters who participated in Tennessee’s fourth annual elk hunt bagged bulls.
One of the elk was tagged in the first Tennessee Youth Elk Hunt by 14-year-old Jessica Parkins. Parkins, a ninth-grader at South Green High School, harvested her elk on the opening morning of the two-day Youth Hunt. Her elk field-dressed 311 pounds and had a 5X5 rack (five points on each antler).
The hunt was held Oct. 15-19 on the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
Two elk were taken on the opening day of the hunt. Tony Fink of Crossville bagged a 7X6 bull that weighed 642 pounds. Rockwood’s Corbin Moore, 11, also harvested a 7X6 bull that weighed 580 pounds.
On the second day of the hunt, Kingston’s Walk Kimberlin took a 6X6 elk that weighed 569 pounds. Franklin resident Brian Rochelle harvested an 8X6 trophy that weighed 620 pounds. Dewayne Marbury from Stauton in West Tennessee, took a 5X% bull that weighed 424 pounds.
Since the historic first managed hunt in 2009 17 elk have been harvested, all by Tennessee residents.
The TWRA’s elk-restoration project is now in its 11th season. Information about how to apply for the 2013 hunt will be made available by the TWRA in coming months.
Trap shoot: Six shooters competed in the ATA registered shoot at Cedar City Gun Club last Thursday, with K.J. Davis winning the singles championship by breaking 47 of 50 targets.
Danny Shaw won the Open Class with a 46 and Billy Robb shot 34 to win Senior Vet.
Parry Qualls won Class A (46) and Chris Cooper took Class B (43).
In the Handicap event Danny Shaw was tops with 45 of 50. Chris Cooper won Short Yardage with a 40 and Ricky Bell Middle Yardage with a 36.
Qualls won the Open Class and Robb Senior Veteran.
In the club’s regular weekly shoot, Gregg Piercey won a shootoff with Tsuki Yamamoto to take top honors.
Turkey season over: The annual fall turkey season ended Oct. 26, and final harvest figures are expected to be close to last year’s.
Going into the final week, 1,943 birds had been bagged, compared to a total of 1,961 during last year’s fall season.
Deer archery kills: During the first portion of the state’s deer archery-only season, 16,034 deer were taken.
Aug. 25-Feb. 28: squirrel season
Sept. 14-Feb. 28: raccoon, possum season
Oct. 26: fall turkey season ends
Nov. 3-Feb. 28: rabbit, quail season
Nov. 3-16: deer muzzleloader season
Nov. 17-Jan. 6: deer gun season
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