A bill that would allow hunters to use dogs to hunt feral hogs in Tennessee is effectively dead for the session.

That's because the bill's sponsor took the bill off notice because of new agreements with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He said TWRA is looking to give landowners more tools to fight against feral hogs and loosen regulations on hunting them.

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That does not mean hunters can use dogs at this time, just that TWRA will make new announcements soon.

Previously, hunters in Polk, Monroe, White, Bradley and McMinn counties had asked TWRA to open a feral hog hunting season in those counties. They say the animals have cause significant damage to public and private land.

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