Elk rare in county, in spite of recent sightings November 10, 2012 Kansas

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Elk rare in county, in spite of recent sightings November 10, 2012 Kansas, AugustaGazette.com
... Elk are very rare in Pratt County. Since 2005, a sighting as occurred about every other year. At least one of those was an escaped captive, said Matt Peek, a research biologist and the Elk Program coordinator for Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism.  Elk have been seen sporadically in the western half of the state. There are several places where they are known to reproduce, mostly in western Kansas but there is a very small herd, also called a gang, in Ford County and one in Reno County as well ...


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