Fascinating footage above from Sacramento’s CBS 13 TV affiliate .
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife relocated 79 elk from separate wildlife areas in the south San Joaquin Valley to further north after a similar transfer from the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County to San Luis Obispo County.
In total, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife relocated 79 Tule Elk this way, by helicopter.
It’s a relocation show, Fish and Wildlife Department’s Peter Tira says, never grows old.
“It is incredible, you just don’t see anything like that,” Tira said.
And that's a wrap. Four days of safe tule elk captures and relocations concluded Monday with 79 elk transported from enclosures in Merced and Kern counties to free-roaming herds where the released elk will supply some important genetic diversity and additional breeding females. pic.twitter.com/ZbBzlYYRYi
— Cal Fish & Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) February 5, 2019
CDFW staff and volunteers concluded a successful first day of capturing and relocating tule elk from their enclosure at the San Luis National Wildlife Refuge in Merced County to free-roaming herds in San Luis Obispo County. pic.twitter.com/9BtpFWCFTy
— Cal Fish & Wildlife (@CaliforniaDFW) February 2, 2019