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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The scale of the Asian carp problem has gotten considerably worse in recent years as the invasive species moves further into Tennessee. The state Wildlife Resources Agency is developing a plan to keep the carp contained and eventually push them back.

Blake Farmer / WPLN

Fewer Americans are waking up before dawn, putting on camouflage and toting a rifle into the woods. Young people, especially, are slower to take up what has become — for most — an expensive hobby.

But Tennessee's hunting numbers have held steady in recent years, and hunters in the state are hoping to pass on the love of the game to the next generation.