In Rick Bryson’s childhood home, an old photograph of the last living elk in NC shaped his future – a future that included helping reintroduce elk to Cataloochee Valley.
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Visit North Carolina is proud to showcase the work of filmmaker Rick Bryson, whose future was shaped by an old photograph of NC’s last living elk that hung in his childhood home. This film was produced as part of Visit NC's Firsts that Last Film Series.