National Park Service to eliminate deer, elk on Channel Island October 12, 2011 California

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National Park Service to eliminate deer, elk on Channel Island October 12, 2011 KSBY San Luis Obispo News

... The remaining deer and elk will be killed, gunned down by helicopter.... "The non-native deer and elk are a species of hoofed animal that didn't evolve in the island environment, and they are known to do harm to the natural and cultural resources," Menard said. However, when asked to provide examples, Menard said she'd "rather at this point, not." ... "Personally, i think that's incorrect," he said. [Will Wooley, great grandson of original island owner] "These animals have lived here for over 100 years. At some point, I don't get why they don't get to call this place home."


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