The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians want to work with the NC State Wildlife to bring back the white-tailed deer on the 50,000 acre NC Cherokee reservation just south of the Great Smoky Mountains. There is a sparse deer population currently in the area. For the next three years mostly young female white-tailed deer families will be relocated to an enclosed area of the reservation, also known as the Quella Boundary. After four weeks and close observation the deer will be released. Officials say it will take time for the white-tailed deer population to grow.