Bull Elk seeks shade on warm autumn day October 26, 2017 California,

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Bull Elk seeks shade on warm autumn day October 26, 2017 California, Tehachapi News
...  Tule Elk ... is native to Kern County, and these elk once lived in large herds in the huge flood plains and lakes formed by runoff from the Sierra Nevada Mountains..,

Tule elk history and conservation; fundraiser Nov. 18 in Ukiah November 17, 2017 California, Ukiah Daily Journal
... . When the Europeans first arrived, there was an estimated population of 500,000 tule elk. Because they were easy targets, tasted good (market hunting for the miners), and interfered with progress by eating crops and competing with cows, they were nearly extinct by the 1860s... the estimated total number of tule elk is 4,000, more or less, in 22 populations.

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