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    I noticed a high fence tucked in the woods the other day when fishing Abrams Creek. It is about a half mile maybe 3/4 mile up the spring creek from the trailhead. Has anyone else seen this high fence, and what in the world is it for? Id say its probably 12 feet high, and surrounds quite a large area of land. Next time I go Im going to walk to it and go around the perimeter a bit.

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    I noticed it about 10 years ago. It must have been for herding deer years ago.

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    Waste water treatment area?

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    Holding pen for the wolves?

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    2weight,
    I may be wrong but you may possibly be talking about the fenced area that was used to introduce the Red Wolf into Cades Cove several years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRaiderFan View Post
    Did they survive.
    No, they bred with coyotes and got parvo and died

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    I have walked that section and noticed a wire fence in the same area but it was only about 6 feet high. It was a fenced off area to protect part of the "wet bottoms" area from wild hogs according to the signs posted on the fence. I have seen those same fences in several spots including just south of Andrews Bald and Gum Swamp past the forge creek turn off on the left.

    It seems park biologists fence off little sections of maybe an acre or two then check back from time to time and see how the plants, grasses, etc in the fenced in area differ from the adjoining non-fenced areas where the hogs eat the flowers and route up the plants.
    Last edited by Crockett; 12-28-2010 at 09:11 AM.

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    I was told that some of the wolves were hit by cars and the last one wasn't too bright- drank antifreeze in one of the parking lots. Either way, a waste of money, IMHO.

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    I'd like to see the red wolves make a come back. Christopher Camuto read a decent book on the introduction of the wolves as well as the history of the Cherokee. I can't remember the name of the book but it made me want to search for the wolves back when they were still thought to be around. I hadn't heard the bread with coyotes and got parvo thing.

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