Plentiful before European settlement, elk disappeared from Missouri by 1865. In July 2010, the Department began restoring elk to a suitable area in southeast Missouri. Use these pages to follow Missouri's elk-restoration efforts.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources.
We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature.
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