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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 61 Issue 11, Nov 1997
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By the mid-1800s, elk were eliminated from the state. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other agencies are conducting studies to see if elk can be reintroduced in the park. If the report is favorable, fifty elk will be released in 1998.
The state's most famous mountain man was Big Tom Wilson, who was a noted guide, tracker, bear hunter, and master story teller. However, it was leading a search party to find Elisha Mitchell's body in 1857 that brought him nationwide fame.
Biologists studying the Southern Appalachian black bear use radio tracking collars to learn about the animal's movements, habitats, and breeding habits.