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.
Here’s more from reporter Steve Large:
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.