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Tennessee’s Elk Restoration Program Topic for TWRA’s October Noontime Presentation

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 | 04:37am

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee’s elk program is the October topic for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Nature @ Noontime presentation. The program will be held from noon-1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Chuck Yoest, TWRA’s coordinator for the elk program, will cover the history, management, and plans for future additions to the herd.

The TWRA has worked to make habitat improvements at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area to aid the elk in adapting to their new home since the first arrival of 50 animals in December 2000, the first elk to be in Tennessee since they were last reported in Obion County in 1865.

Hosted by the Information and Education Division, Nature @ Noontime is held the first Thursday of each month. TWRA Nature @ Noontime presentations are about natural resource related topics and last about 30-45 minutes, allowing time for discussion during the allotted lunch hour. Contact Don King (615) 781-6502 or by e-mail: for more information.


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