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The Rocky Mountain Elk are grazers that are easy to spot in the open grasslands, particularly early in the morning or just before dark.

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    The largest North American land mammal in existence, American bison were a key species of the Great Plains—their grazing habits helped establish the distribution of grasslands in the Plains. The current bison herd is maintained at approximately 650 animals.

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    Elk had been exterminated from the Wichita Mountains by 1875. Since their reintroduction, the herd has thrived—today numbering approximately 800 animals.

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    The white-tailed deer of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge are from original native stock that survived the early settlement years of exploitation and overhunting. In 1901, when the area became protected, the remnant deer population rapidly expanded. In 1961, the peak population hit 2,987. Today, the minimum objective population level is 450.

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    The white-tailed deer of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge are from original native stock that survived the early settlement years of exploitation and overhunting. In 1901, when the area became protected, the remnant deer population rapidly expanded. In 1961, the peak population hit 2,987. Today, the minimum objective population level is 450.

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Last Updated: Nov 30, 2011
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