(8/13/13) The state Natural Resources Board is expected to order public hearings tomorrow on a plan to create a second elk herd.
D-N-R officials have talked about acquiring elk from Kentucky to start a new herd near Black River Falls – and to expand the current herd at Clam Lake in far northwest Wisconsin. The D-N-R expects to import the first of 50 new elk in 2015. Officials have a total population goal of 390 elk, enough to start a fall hunting season. Regulations have been drafted to establish a new management zone for an elk hunt. The matter is expected to be discussed further at tomorrow's D-N-R Board meeting in Baraboo.