House committee chairman claims state agency delivered coyotes to cull deer Febuary 23, 2012 Tennessee

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In the past, TWRA has engaged in well-known and successful programs to stock deer and wild turkeys into Tennessee, where native populations were virtually wiped out in the 1800s. But we hadn’t heard about coyote stocking.... Steve Patrick, TWRA’s assistant director of field operations. Patrick, a 35-year veteran of the agency, said his job over the years positioned him to know if TWRA had ever been involved in any coyote relocation and, no, that had never happened. But he said it is a fairly common myth.

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