“Auto Safari” of the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve

Date: Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

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Location: Tule Elk State Natural Reserve

Cost: Special

Description: A ranger-led “Auto Safari” of the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month. The tour starts at 11:00am with participants meeting at the viewing stand overlooking the Reserve located at 8653 Station Road. The tour lasts approximately two hours. A Day Use Fee of $8 per car applies for admission to the “Auto Safari”. For more information call (661) 849-3433.

The Tule Elk State Natural Reserve protects a small herd of Tule elk, once in danger of extinction. In the 1800s, the vast herds of Tule elk were greatly reduced in number by hunting and loss of habitat. In 1874, cattleman Henry Miller began efforts to save them. In 1932, the herd was given permanent protection on the land now known as Tule Elk State Natural Reserve. Elk from the reserve have been successfully transplanted to other areas in California.  Today nearly 4,000 Tule elk are again roaming the foothills and grasslands of California. The elk are most active from late summer through early autumn. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars for better viewing.

“Auto Safari” of the Tule Elk State Natural Reserve

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