tule elk

noun

Definition of tule elk 

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

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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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First Known Use of tule elk

1939, in the meaning defined above

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