Elk on way to thriving again in Missouri November 29, 2013 Missouri

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Elk on way to thriving again in Missouri November 29, 2013 Missouri, WRAL.com
... The last wild elk was shot in Missouri's Bootheel region in the late 1890s, extinguishing a species that had roamed the forests and glades of Missouri for thousands of years. But in May 2011, Missouri conservation officials brought a herd of 35 wild elk from Kentucky ... "We've got 107 elk on the property right now, and that first year's group produced six or seven calves," Hasenbeck said. "We've now got Missouri-born elk on the ground." ...

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