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7:23 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Deer Hunters Asked To Help Prevent Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease In Mo.

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Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 9:21 am

Conservation officials in Missouri want deer hunters to take precautions this fall in order to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease.

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10:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

After Conservation Efforts, Elk Herd Thriving In Missouri

Some 100 elk are living in southeast Missouri after an effort to restore the species to the state.
David Stonner Missouri Department of Conservation

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.

The last group of elk arrived at the Peck Ranch conservation area this spring, bringing the total to around 100 animals.

Department of Conservation resource scientist Lonnie Hansen says the state will start controlling the population when it reaches about 400 elk.

Until then, the focus is on keeping the animals healthy.

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8:09 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding

These two bull elk were among the first to arrive at Peck Ranch in May, 2011. They were outfitted with GPS collars for tracking purposes.
David Stonner Missouri Department of Conservation

Efforts to reestablish an elk population in southeastern Missouri are now in their third year, and the Missouri Department of Conservation considers the project a success.

There are close to 70 elk now living in parts of Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, with another 50 arriving in May.

A number of calves have been born at Peck Ranch, including this 2011 newborn.

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