elk http://kcur.org en Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo. http://kcur.org/post/deer-hunters-asked-help-prevent-spread-chronic-wasting-disease-mo <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Conservation officials in Missouri want deer hunters to take precautions this fall in order to prevent the spread of <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer-hunting/deer-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease">Chronic Wasting Disease</a>.</span><p>CWD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cases are so far limited to a containment zone in north central Missouri, with the state's first documented case occurring three years ago.&#160; Joe </span>Jerek<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/">Missouri Department of Conservation</a> says hun Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:23:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 45727 at http://kcur.org Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo. After Conservation Efforts, Elk Herd Thriving In Missouri http://kcur.org/post/after-conservation-efforts-elk-herd-thriving-missouri <p>Missouri conservation officials say they are pleased with the way a three-year effort to restore elk to the southeastern part of the state is going.</p><p>The last group of elk arrived at the Peck Ranch conservation area this spring, bringing the total to around 100 animals.</p><p>Department of Conservation resource scientist Lonnie Hansen says the state will start controlling the population when it reaches about 400 elk.</p><p>Until then, the focus is on keeping the animals healthy.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:00:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 39761 at http://kcur.org After Conservation Efforts, Elk Herd Thriving In Missouri Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding http://kcur.org/post/efforts-restore-missouri-elk-herd-succeeding <p>Efforts <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-restoration/elk-restoration">to reestablish an elk population</a> in southeastern Missouri are now in their third year, and the Missouri Department of Conservation considers the project a success.</p><p>There are close to 70 elk now living in parts of Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, with another 50 arriving in May.</p><p>A number of calves have been born at Peck Ranch, including this 2011 newborn.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:09:46 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 35868 at http://kcur.org Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding