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


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.