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Rangers investigate death of elk in national park

Posted November 17, 2009 6:01 p.m. EST

A Granville County man is under investigation for killing an elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rangers found a dead animal in the Cataloochee Valley Friday. They said a license plate number reported by a witness led them to a Granville County man.

Anyone convicted of poaching in a national park can face jail time and fines.