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#3287991 - 07/10/13 09:36 PM Elk in Franklin?
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So I'm driving down the road in Franklin, TN(Columbia highway, between carters creek pike and keystone subdivision) today with my wife on my way back from looking at a project and we look over and see two elk standing (inside a standard horse/cattle fence)in a field. It was around 730 pm. This bull was big! I counted 5x4. There was a female/cow elk with him. They weren't shy of people but they wouldn't let you get within 50-60 feet of them. Has anyone else seen them? While I was there, someone who travels that route daily stopped and said he had never seen them before. He's a hunter too. I have never seen them either.
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#3288101 - 07/11/13 12:14 AM Re: Elk in Franklin? [Re: horn collector]
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I drive down 31 often during hunting seasons and never seen em. Probably just a higher end williamson county whitetail \:D

I have seen some bison along I-65 just south of franklin but never elk.
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#3288157 - 07/11/13 05:48 AM Re: Elk in Franklin? [Re: catman529]
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There used to be a couple just off of the Natchez Trace southwest of Leiper's Fork, but to me they appeared to be domesticated/farmed/whatever. Always saw them in the same field. Maybe the same ones that were sold/moved?
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#3288173 - 07/11/13 06:34 AM Re: Elk in Franklin? [Re: BMan]
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Can't remember exactly where but there used to be a guy in Brentwood that kept exotics (elk, zebra, even had a moose at one time that escaped and made the news).
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#3288343 - 07/11/13 09:13 AM Re: Elk in Franklin? [Re: Pic IN the Casa]
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I drive there weekly and have never seen them.
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#3292687 - 07/16/13 09:03 AM Re: Elk in Franklin? [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Just thought I would mention that someone posted these elk on facebook. They said they were in an inclosure but didnt elaborate as to whether it was a high fence or not.
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