Channel Islands: Clan leaves Vail & Vickers ranch December 2, 2011 California

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Channel Islands: Clan leaves Vail & Vickers ranch December 2, 2011 California, San Francisco Chronicle

Now, professional marksmen are tracking the remaining dozens of deer and elk from canyon to canyon, sometimes shooting them from helicopters..."This is a sad time for us," said Nita Vail, a great-granddaughter of the rancher who bought the island 26 miles off Santa Barbara in 1901. "We tried everything we could to keep the herds, but it didn't work."

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