TWRA will No Longer Move Animals to Change Numbers in Certain Parts of the State

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The agency that oversees Tennessee wildlife is rethinking its approach to managing hunters and wild animals.
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency now plans to take a hands-off approach to game populations and instead spend time protecting their habitats.


Previously, game wardens might physically move elk or turkeys to a certain part of the state to beef-up numbers. TWRA says that kind of intervention will no longer be a focus.

The agency says most big game have bounced back to the point that their persistence is no longer in question. TWRA’s six-year plan calls for protecting all types of habitat, from forests to wild grasslands to cave openings. 


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