Lonnie Hansen http://kcur.org en 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