WNC weighs in on proposed elk hunt January 13, 2016 North Carolina

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WNC weighs in on proposed elk hunt January 13, 2016 North Carolina, Asheville Citizen-Times
 ... “When we feel like the population of elk reaches the point where it can withstand hunting pressure, we can issue permits for bull tags ... rough estimate is that 140-160 elk live inside and outside [Smoky Mountains] ... the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are trying to find a more accurate way of counting elk and managing the herd ... 

North Carolina Proposes Opening Elk Hunt January 19, 2016 First For Wildlife ... In 2001, an experimental herd of 25 elk was reintroduced to the state of North Carolina...  another 27 elk were reintroduced to the Cataloochee Valley of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 2002...  today the state has a rough estimate of around 140-160 elk.

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