Skip to comments.Wisconsin DNR wants public input on elk restoration
Posted on 08/02/2012 5:15:52 PM PDT by SJackson
MADISONThe state Department of Natural Resources is looking for public feedback on efforts to re-establish elk in Wisconsin. The DNR estimates about 180 elk currently roam Ashland County. The animals descended from 25 elk captured in Michigan and released in the Clam Lake area in 1995. The DNR has proposed adding at least 200 more elk to the Clam Lake herd and introducing up to 75 elk to the Black River State Forest. The agency has set up an online survey asking people for their thoughts on elk restoration, including whether they are concerned elk might compete with other wildlife, whether theyre worried about car-elk crashes and whether theyd be interested in hunting elk.
To answer the DNRs questions, yes, there will be car-elk crashes, and will anyone wish to hunt them, can't believe they're asking that. I'd love to see elk at Black River. Of course the wolves may eat them. I don't remember the DNR asking if anyone wanted the wolves.
You don’t want to hunt an elk too far from your truck.
Wapati (elk) filmed in Michigan.
Elk Restoration? Does that mean we have to take tax payer dollars and give it to the relatives of Elks and Wapiti who suffered through 300 years of abuse at the hands of the evil white man. No wait, that’s Elk Reparations......never mind.
Cars are getting as small as go carts and they want to expand the elk population? Why not introduce some buffalo why they are at it?
Well, the herd’s health will be improved by introducing some additional genetic diversity by releasing “unrelated” animals from elsewhere.
I don't know if this is a good idea or not.
I think they should just call a good taxidermist
How the heck is anyone suppose to deal with an elk in their back yard? Yes, I know they are suppose to stay in the wild
but we all know how that works out.
It is a horrible idea. Elk are BIG animals that walk thru fences. They can also be in the roadway and just imagine hitting one. The elk were brought in from Kentucky, some died and the cost overrun was terrible. This, after input and rejection by many of the good citizens of Missouri. If you live in Wisconsin and are opposed, make sure they hear you loud and clear. Elk also mean mountain lions.
What, Wisconsinites aren’t hitting enough deer? They want to throw in some elk too?
The value of my hunting land will go up overnight!
It has been a huge success in Arkansas.
I have a 300 acre farm I used to enjoy and now I can't walk in the fields or woods at all. You get covered with these hellish seed ticks and have suppurating, weeping, infected sores for weeks. They have made a hell of the woods around here.
Don't let the Feds do it. Don't let them reintroduce elk, wolves or anything else! You'll pay the price forever.
Theres a Elks lodge jes down the way. I suppose we could send em up north there so's they can stretch thar legs a bit. Don't see any of them critters come outta that place so's I imagine it must stink to high heaven in there.
Why? You dont want to drag all those pounds back to your truck?
You should see what they do to a car when someone hits one.
I came dam close to hitting one between Seligman and Peach Springs this past winter here. Several get hit around the Flastaff area every year.
I had one rub against my camper while I was trying to sleep in June of this year.
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“Well, the herds health will be improved by introducing some additional genetic diversity by releasing unrelated animals from elsewhere.”
However, as we live in the Age of Obongo, we must therefore introduce Bongo from Africa.
But, let us not forget Obongo’s gay side, sportin’ with the laddies. Thus we must import Eland to cross with the elk.
Further the punster typeth not.
The hybrid racks should be unique.
They’re welcome to some of ours, the elk have figured out which side of the fence to stay on to keep from getting harvested.
Darwinism in practice.
Glades, that’s hilarious! BWAAAAHAHA!
Had a friend once who hit an elk while driving and called a taxidermist to deal with the carcass, but the taxidermist told him he didn’t know how to mount a Honda. (rimshot)
they already reintroduced wolves...in fact they did it very near to MKE but didn’t say anything about it...made it hard for them to say anything when those planted wolves disappeared suddenly...