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Elk 2013 Newborn Calf Health Check

Elk 2013 Newborn Calf Health Check

MDC's Jake Rieken, who made the trip west with the elk after spending the past four months caring for them in Kentucky, holds the newborn bull calf nicknamed Plus-1, which was born in the trailer on the way to Missouri. MDC State Wildlife Veterinarian Kelly Straka checks his heartbeat. “He looks good and his heartbeat sounded fantastic,” she said.

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Elk 2013 Trailer

Elk 2013 Trailer

These were among 40 elk from Kentucky released into a holding pen at MDC's Peck Ranch Conservation area in May 2013.

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Elk Calf with Collar

Elk calf with Collar

The refuge portion of MDC's Peck Ranch Conservation Area will be closed from April 1 through July 1. This is one way to increase success of elk calving, which will be taking place in the refuge during this period.

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A bull elk stands in a field.

Elk Driving Tours

Self-guided driving tours at Peck Ranch and Current River CAs offer great opportunities to see wild elk in Missouri's Ozarks.

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Elk Habitat and Herd Management

The Department will rely on permitted hunting to maintain Missouri's elk-herd size and to help keep elk inside the restoration zone.

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Elk in Natural Setting

Video of elk in a natural setting.

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