MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Ebay will host an unusual auction beginning Thursday evening that Tennessee hunting enthusiasts will follow closely.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be auctioning off one of just six elk hunting permits issued by the state each year.
The other five permits are awarded by random drawing, with one of those reserved as a youth permit.
This year’s auction will benefit the TWRA Foundation. The Foundation’s Johnny Allred says the permit auctions usually rake in something between $6000 and $10,000, with the funds going to worthy causes.
“We raise money for the agency for projects that they can’t use license money for or state money for, like youth hunting events and youth fishing events and we sponsor some wound warrior events and have an honor disabled veterans event.”
Allred says there are now about 400 elk in the East Tennessee herd.
The hunt takes place in late October in the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.
The Ebay auction begins Thursday evening at 9 p.m. and continues through July 28th. Search on the expression: Tennessee Elk Permit.TE