(Wisconsin) The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating a successful elk hunt. Efforts to reintroduce the elk to Wisconsin began in 1995 and the estimated population of the clam Lake herd in Northwest Wisconsin is 336.
The state’s fifth elk hunt opened Saturday October 15th and closed Wednesday October 19th. All four licensed hunters filled their harvest authorizations, three in the first two days and the fourth by day five.
This year’s hunt marked the first modern harvest of an elk using a bow as with previous elk hunting seasons, Ojibwe tribal members have an opportunity to harvest elk in the ceded territory. The tribal season closes Sunday, January 8th.
–Courtesy of WRN