A Monarch Returns

A Monarch Returns (HM15Y3)

Location: Kingston, AR 72742 Newton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 0.288', W 93° 22.074'

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Elk Along the Buffalo

— Buffalo National River —

What an exciting discovery to come across an elk roaming the fields and woodlands of the Buffalo River country. Once again these large members of the deer family can be found grazing or resting in clearings and open spaces.

Native to the hardwood forests of the Ozarks, an eastern subspecies became extinct by the 1840s. At the prompting of local citizens, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission re-introduced 112 Rocky Mountain elk along the Buffalo River in 1981. Although the elk adapted to their new habitat, parasites, poaching, and road kills have limited their population growth. Nonetheless, these majestic mammals appear to be extending their range in the Buffalo River region.Elk may weigh up to 800 pounds, compared to a 150-pound white-tailed deer.

Elk Viewing Tips: Keep your distance. Elk are large, wild animals that can seriously injure you! Use binoculars or telephoto lenses for a better view. Morning and evening are best time for viewing, especially in winter. Use of elk calls or spotlights in the park are prohibited.

This exhibit was funded by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, with support from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in cooperation with the National Park Service.
HM NumberHM15Y3
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 8:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 466843 N 3984543
Decimal Degrees36.00480000, -93.36790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 0.288', W 93° 22.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 0' 17.28" N, 93° 22' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)870, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24 County Rd 164, Kingston AR 72742, US
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