Bringing Back the Big Game: The Reintroduction of Elk to the Wichita Mountains

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Article explores the circumstances surrounding the decision to move starving Rocky Mountain elk from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the Wichita Mountains National Forest and Game Preserve in southwestern Oklahoma in 1911, and the Progressive conservation ideals behind bringing the elk to Oklahoma.

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28 p. : ill.

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Pearce, Matthew Allen Autumn 2010.

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  • Main Title: Bringing Back the Big Game: The Reintroduction of Elk to the Wichita Mountains
  • Serial Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma

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Article explores the circumstances surrounding the decision to move starving Rocky Mountain elk from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the Wichita Mountains National Forest and Game Preserve in southwestern Oklahoma in 1911, and the Progressive conservation ideals behind bringing the elk to Oklahoma.

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28 p. : ill.

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Abstract: In 1911 starving Rocky Mountain elk were transferred from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the Wichita Mountains National Forest and Game Preserve in southwestern Oklahoma. Matthew Allen Pearce explores the circumstances surrounding the decision to move the elk to Oklahoma and the Progressive conservation ideals behind bringing the elk to Oklahoma.

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  • Chronicles of Oklahoma, 88(3), Oklahoma Historical Society, 2010, pp. 260-287

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  • Publication Title: Chronicles of Oklahoma
  • Volume: 88
  • Issue: 3
  • Page Start: 260
  • Page End: 287

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Pearce, Matthew Allen. Bringing Back the Big Game: The Reintroduction of Elk to the Wichita Mountains, article, Autumn 2010; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc2006510/: accessed February 5, 2023), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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