An official with the Tennessee Wildlife Commission met with concerned hunters Tuesday who want to open a new hunting season.

Their goal is to open a feral hog hunting season and allow them to use dogs when they track them. They say the animals have caused significant damage on private and public land.

Right now, hunters can kill feral hogs, but only if they get an exemption from the state.

The five counties asking for the changes are Polk, Monroe, White, Bradley and McMinn.

Next, they will try to find a state representative who supports changing the law.

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