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East TN counties want hog hunting season

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SWEETWATER, TN (AP) - At least five counties in East Tennessee are asking state officials to loosen regulations on hunting feral hogs.

WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1cTU2r7) reports Monroe, Bradley, Polk, White and McMinn counties have passed resolutions asking for the change.

The resolutions ask the state to fully restore a "dedicated season" to hunting feral hogs on wildlife management areas. They also advocate allowing private property owners to use dogs to hunt feral hogs.

There are currently only four counties in the state where hunters can get a license to hunt hogs with dogs.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency program manager Kirk Miles said the agency would consider the resolutions.

 

Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com

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