Tennessee Judges Rein in Game Wardens, Declaring Warrantless Searches on Private Land Unconstitutional

Judges called the practice of sneaking onto hunting leases and installing trail cams “a disturbing assertion of power on behalf of the government”

A recent court ruling in Tennessee restricts some of the powers that the state’s game wardens have traditionally held when policing hunters and anglers on private land. According to that ruling, which was handed down by a Court of Appeals on Thursday, wildlife officers can no longer enter private property to monitor, look for, or otherwise investigate wildlife crimes without a warrant.



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