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Elk populations in Wisconsin on the rise.

Written by on May 23, 2023

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wildlife officials estimate the number of elk in the state will grow to about 500 animals by July. The Department of Natural Resources began reintroducing elk to the state in 1995 by importing 25 animals to the Clam Lake region. The agency began another reintroduction effort in 2014 that called for importing up to 150 elk from Kentucky to bolster the Clam Lake herd and start a second herd in Jackson County.   The Clam Lake herd should stand at around 355 animals.