California's elk need protection. The state needs to try harder to bring them back April 10, 2018

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California's elk need protection. The state needs to try harder to bring them back April 10, 2018 Sacramento Bee
... More than 500,000 of them once roamed from the state ... and tule elk, which are found nowhere else. By 1872 only a few of this smallest California species remained. And while a variety of largely uncoordinated efforts were made to protect elk in California, by the 1960s the population had plummeted to around 1,600 animals..,

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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