tule elk

noun

Definition of tule elk

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The clash over the elks’ access to drinking water is the latest installment in a long-standing battle over the management of the peninsula’s tule elk herds. Nora Mishanec, SFChronicle.com, "Another scuffle over Point Reyes elk population — this time over their water supply," 1 Sep. 2020 In 1978, 10 tule elk were moved to the 2,600-acre Tomales Point Elk Reserve at Pierce Point, near the northern tip of Point Reyes. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "At Point Reyes, the contest is elk vs. agriculture. The people vote for the elk," 15 Apr. 2020 Meanwhile, park staff will be allowed to shoot some of the free-roaming Drakes Beach tule elk herd, which have harmed livestock and damaged ranch property in the past. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "U.S. releases controversial plan for Point Reyes elk, ranches," 9 Aug. 2019 In 1978, 10 tule elk were moved to the 2,600-acre Tomales Point Elk Reserve at Pierce Point. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "New Point Reyes management plan riles up environmentalists — comment sought," 8 Aug. 2019 The National Park Service released a controversial proposal Thursday that would provide relief to the historic Point Reyes ranches by culling tule elk and quadrupling the lease terms for the working lands. Will Houston, The Mercury News, "U.S. releases controversial plan for Point Reyes elk, ranches," 9 Aug. 2019 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

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Tule elk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tule%20elk. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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