On Friday the 13th Bull Elk #21 was shot illegally inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was in the first group of elk released into the park back in 2001 and has been instrumental in the growth of the herd since that time. My heart aches at the loss of this beautiful and majestic animal in such a manner. I have posted a memorial video on my YouTube site which you can access here from my homepage. If there are any sales from this picture my profit will go to Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This organization donates a lot of money and time toward the betterment of the nations most visited national park.