RMEF looks at 10 years of elk reintroductions August 28, 2012 Wisconsin

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RMEF looks at 10 years of elk reintroductions August 28, 2012 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)
... Wisconsin began its elk reintoduction project in 1995 with 25 animals transferred from Michigan and released near Clam Lake. The Wisconsin elk herd now numbers about 180... The largest herd in the eastern U.S. is found in Kentucky, about 10,000 elk... In 2011, the RMEF reports non-hunting mortality in the Kentucky elk herd was brainworm (29 animals), road kills (25), unknown causes (13) and poaching (9). Hunters killed 551 elk in Kentucky in 2011... 
State looking to expand elk herdAugust 28, 2012 Wisconsin, Pierce County Herald
... fears about CWD have been fading, and the DNR has found about 10,000 healthy wild elk in southeast Kentucky ... about 200 elk to add to the current 180-member herd in the Clam Lake area. And about 75 elk would go to Jackson County ...



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