Tuesday, September 2 2014, 09:40 AM EDT
Cleveland Boy Wins Statewide Elk Hunt Lottery
A 14-year-old boy from Cleveland has been selected for an opportunity to hunt elk - something thousands of hunters across the state can only dream of.
Fourteen-year-old Robert Goodner will take part in a youth elk hunt following an adult hunt later this year.
Five adult hunters were also picked to take part in the hunt. None of them live in the NewsChannel9 viewing area.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says more than 9,500 people applied for this year's hunt.
The four adult hunters selected through a computer drawing are Clay Oldham of Hartsville, Audie Lee Schrimsher of Maryville, Larry R. Dunn of Baxter and Jimmy Dean Rogers of Jefferson City.
A fifth permit was donated to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Foundation, which sold it at auction for $9,788. The winning bidder was Shane Alexander, a former Tennessee resident who now lives in Montana.
There have been a total of 22 elk harvested since the annual hunt began in 2009.