20 turkeys found killed, dumped in Rutherford County creek

Local News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — More than 20 turkeys were reportedly found killed and dumped into a creek in Rutherford County.  

The birds were allegedly found dead with their breasts removed. Sources tell News 2 the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is investigating the incident. 

Earlier this week, the TWRA announced a $1,000 reward after two turkeys were found illegally dumped in Hardeman County. It’s not clear if the two incidents are related.

Turkey hunting season officially kicked off in Tennessee on April 3.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss