Kim Delozier

Kim Delozier grew up living and working on his family’s farm in Sevier County, Tennessee raising cattle, hogs, tobacco, hay and chickens. Since his childhood, he always loved the outdoors and animals. Kim graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science. He began his career with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1978 working as a wild boar hunter and later served as the Park’s Wildlife Biologist.

Kim retired in 2010 after of 32 rewarding years of service. During his career, Kim’s involvement primarily focused on nuisance black bear management, wild boar control, white-tailed deer management, small animal (skunks, raccoons, bats) management and re-introduction efforts for elk, river otters, peregrine falcons and red wolves.  Currently, Kim works for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation focusing on elk restoration throughout the eastern US and is an instructor of “Chemical Immobilization of Wildlife” classes for Safe-Capture International.

Kim recently co-authored two books, “Bear In The Back Seat I & II”.  The first book is a Wall Street Journal Best-Seller. Other book deals documenting Kim’s illustrious career and extraordinary adventures are in the works.