Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Poaching in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Such senseless acts are often hard to comprehend. From the Charlotte Observer:

A Granville County man is suspected of illegally shooting a bull elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the first case of elk poaching in the massive park, officials said Monday.

Rangers found the dead elk on Friday. He was one of the largest and most majestic breeding bulls in the herd that was reintroduced to the park's Cataloochee Valley several years ago, park officials said.

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