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Thinning the Herd

A wise old Oklahoma cattleman with one of the largest ranches in the country often attributed his success to knowing when it was time to “thin the herd.” Here in Tennessee, wildlife biologists with the TWRA abide by that same philosophy when it comes to managing deer. And when they can combine their wisdom with a way to give back to wounded warriors, it’s a winning combination all the way around.

The measuring stick used for this hunt was two-sided, with the 25 veterans harvesting 26 deer over the 2 day hunt. TWRA biologists say the harvest will greatly help the oveall health of the deer herd. Plans are already being made for another hunt next year. To learn more about deer hunting in Tennessee, visit the TWRA website.

From show 2610.