FROM THE ARCHIVE

Elk remain a part of N.W. tribal culture

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MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2003

Once driven to near extinction, the Roosevelt elk population in the Pacific Northwest has rebounded.

The massive and majestic elk is still a critical part of tribal culture. For Quinault Nation tribal members, hunting elk is considered a rite of passage. The meat is taken as food and the parts are used for drums and other items.

Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt bulls can top 1,100 pounds.

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