Many Tennesseans are unaware that our state has elk. It's not a huge population, but it is healthy and thriving in a hilly and remote area of the Cumberland Plateau.
Watching elk, photographing them, and anticipating those brief few weeks in the fall when bull elk bugle in search of a mate is a thrill for those who are aware of a unique place in Campbell County named Hatfield Knob.
A grassland lying among thousands of acres of a surrounding forest in Tennessee's North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area, Hatfield Knob has a viewing tower that attracts thousands of visitors. There is no better place to view wild elk than Hatfield Knob.
Campbell County has added an "Elk Cam" to the Tennessee website. Cameo appearances are expected from deer, turkeys, bears, foxes, coyotes and any number of wild wayfarers, but no doubt the top stars of this live production will be elk.
The Elk Cam is a work in progress, but go ahead and take a peek and see if it is online now.
Click here or either of the images to view the elk cam!