Elk Hunting photo

From The Chattanoogan:

History has been made in Tennessee’s rich conservation legacy. After a nine-year effort to restore huntable populations of wild elk to the Volunteer State, three hunters successfully harvested the first animals Monday morning on the Upper Cumberland Wildlife Management Area 50 miles north of Knoxville. The last documented elk taken in Tennessee was in 1865. . .

_Chuck Flynn from Blount County was the hunter who actually scored first, although all three elk taken Monday were on the ground within the first hour of daylight. Late Monday afternoon, Jeff Moses from Cleveland, Tenn. was successful in taking the day’s 4th bull elk.