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Elk Returning to Tennessee
by Steve McCadams

 After an absence of 135 years, elk are returning to Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

 During its meeting in Chattanooga on Oct. 24-25, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission voted to approve a proposal to restore elk to a portion of the state.  The restoration zone includes 670,000 acres located in Campbell, Scott, Morgan, Claiborne, and Anderson counties.

 "We are currently working with the State Veterinarian's Office to develop a disease testing and monitoring protocol," said Greg Wathen, special assistant to the TWRA director.

"When the details are finalized, we will be obtaining 50 elk from Elk Island National Park in Alberta, Canada."

 If details can be worked out quickly, elk may be back in Tennessee this winter by December or January.  The plan calls for releasing 50-100 animals per year over a four year period. 

 "The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will be instrumental in this program," said Wathen. "They will be providing substantial funding and volunteer help."

 By this time next year, Tennesseans may be able to visit the restoration area and hear the bugle of an elk.

The information above is compiled by outdoor writer
Steve McCadams

    Steve is a professional hunting and fishing guide here in the Paris Landing area and host of the The Outdoor Channel's television series  IN-PURSUIT.