tule elk

noun

Definition of tule elk

: a relatively small elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes) native to California

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How to manage the conflicts between the tule elk and historic ranches has already been hotly debated in Congress, courtrooms, the media and in the public over the years. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "U.S. releases controversial plan for Point Reyes elk, ranches," 9 Aug. 2019 Two decades ago, 19 tule elk were reintroduced at the site, part of an effort to restore a population that once numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Los Angeles Times, "California farmers are planting solar panels as water supplies dry up," 31 July 2019 Coyotes, bobcats, grey foxes, and mountain lions, along with deer, tule elk, wild pigs, turkeys, quails, doves, rabbits, ground squirrels, and raccoons can be found on the huge ranch, along with an array of birds. George Avalos, The Mercury News, "51,000-acre Bay Area cattle ranch goes up for sale," 9 July 2019 One of the most popular trails is Tomales Point, which is not only home to the majestic tule elk reserve, but offers brilliant, panoramic views of the Pacific blue ocean. Vogue, "5 Outdoor Winter Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Exercise," 25 Dec. 2018 For wild tule elk, try to spot-and-stalk from Parking Area 4A at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area near Suisun City. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Mama fox and her 5 pups teach a wildlife lesson," 29 Apr. 2018 Since 1970, more than 1,250 tule elk have been captured and relocated to establish new herds, most in Northern California, Hobbs said. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wildlife victory crowned by 20 herds with 13,000 elk," 10 Dec. 2017

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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