+ List major wildlife game species of Tennessee. + Identify the major game species via photos.
Large Game Black Bear White-tailed Deer Elk Wild Hog Turkey Small Game BeaverQuail BobcatRabbit CoyoteRaccoon Gray FoxRed Fox GrouseSkunk MinkSquirrel Muskrat Opossum Otter
+ Is the smallest North American bear. + Black or brown + Front claws are slightly longer and curved for climbing + it is an omnivore and most of its diet is made up of plants.
+ Tan or brown in the summer and grayish brown in winter. + White-tailed deer is an herbivore or plant eater. + Lives in wooded areas.
+ Pale yellowish rump patch, small white tail, general reddish-brown body. + Huge spreading antlers on males in late summer and autumn. + Most active mornings and evenings. + Reintroduced to the state in the late 1990s.
+ Body is compact; the head is large, the legs relatively short. + Average weight is 110 – 200 lbs. + continuously growing tusks (the canine teeth) serve as weapons and tools.
+ Large ground-dwelling bird that is 36-44 inches in length. + The wild turkey lives in hardwood and mixed conifer-hardwood forests with openings like fields, pastures, orchards and marshes. + Is an omnivore. + Is one of only two North American birds that has been domesticated (muscovy duck)
+ Aquatic rodents. + Broad, flat, scaly tails. + Webbed hind feet. + Dark brown color. + Builds water tight dams of sticks and mud across streams and cone shape houses known as lodges. + Primarily nocturnal.
+ brown with black spots. + primarily nocturnal. + is a carnivore and eats a wide variety of small mammals. + are good swimmers and tree climbers.
+ Infamous call of bob- white!. + Occupy a wide variety of early successional habitats. + Forage in the early morning after sunrise and more heavily in the two hours prior to sunset.
+ has grayish-brown to yellowish-brown fur on top and whitish fur on its underparts. + found in a variety of habitats including fields, plains and bushy areas. + is carnivorous. + is a very vocal animal.
+ Gray upper body + Reddish brown legs + White throat, cheeks, & mid-line of belly + prefers areas with lots of brush or woods.
+ Built heavily like chickens. + Have feathered nostrils & feathers on their legs to their toes. + Feed mainly on vegetation. + Nest in shallow depressions on the ground.
+ Size of a house cat + Dark brown + Semi-aquatic + Prefer small streams
+ Long, scaly, prehensile tail. + Nocturnal. + White base and black tipped fur. + Tennessees only marsupial or pouched animal. + Prefer farming areas, woodlands and stream banks.
+ Large, dark brown animal with slender body + Webbed feet & long thick tail + Aquatic and feed mostly on fish
+ Habitats include meadows, woods, forests. + More than ½ of the worlds rabbit population reside in North America. + Long ears & powerful hind legs. + Normal gestation is about 30 days. + Herbivores who feed by grazing on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds.
+ Blackish facial mask with white outline. + Tail is black and white alternating rings. + Nocturnal. + Lives in wooded areas near water. + Is omnivorous.
+ Bright, golden yellow body + Chin, throat, & belly mid-line of belly are white + Forefeet & legs are black
+ Small white spot on forehead + Six distinct white stripes on body
+ Two white stripes on sides of back. + Stripes connect at the neck region & continue down the head. + It eats both meat and plants. + Is primarily nocturnal.
+ Small animals with slender bodies & bushy tails. + Hind limbs are generally longer than the forelimbs. + Young are born naked, toothless, helpless, and blind. + Typically diurnal.