As Tennessee began building its deer herd, a problem arose with hunters shooting deer from public rights of ways. Due to ineffective enforcement practices, the problem became a major concern of landowners and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The need arose to develop an effective and legal method to address violations and ensure compliance of wildlife laws. The idea of a decoy deer has been developed into a very effective tool which has been tested in the judicial system. This tool has also been demonstrated to be cost efficient. The public reaction has been very positive and supportive with demonstrable results in the reduction of complaints and violations.