elk http://kbia.org en Elk program pleases hunters, but not farmers http://kbia.org/post/elk-program-pleases-hunters-not-farmers <p>In 2011, the Department of Conservation started reintroducing elk into the state of Missouri.&nbsp; The elk were brought in from Kentucky and released onto land designated as the Elk Relocation Zone.&nbsp; Part of this “zone” is conservation land in the Missouri Ozarks called Peck Ranch.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now, there’s a herd of more than a hundred elk roaming around in the Missouri Ozarks.&nbsp; But, you might not know it just by looking around.&nbsp; You see, they’re actually kind of hard to find in the woods.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Bridgit Bowden 48190 at http://kbia.org Elk program pleases hunters, but not farmers State audit faults conservation dept. for overspending on elk restoration http://kbia.org/post/state-audit-faults-conservation-dept-overspending-elk-restoration <p>A report released on Friday by the Missouri auditor's office says the state continued to overspend on its elk restoration project, even after <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-restoration-plan-comes-under-fire-state-auditor">a 2011 audit</a> found it was way over budget.</p><p>The current audit found the Missouri Department of Conservation spent close to $3.4 million to bring 129 elk into the state. Only an estimated 115 elk have survived.</p><p>But conservation department Deputy Director Tom Ripperger says those figures are misleading.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:56:11 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 44970 at http://kbia.org State audit faults conservation dept. for overspending on elk restoration Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting http://kbia.org/post/missouri-department-conservation-postpones-start-elk-hunting <p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 200%; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:00:35 +0000 Associated Press 36835 at http://kbia.org Missouri Department of Conservation postpones start of elk hunting Drought affects Mo. elk herd http://kbia.org/post/drought-affects-mo-elk-herd <p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="black" size="4"><span style="font-size:14.5pt;">Drought and stressful moving conditions are killing off some reintroduced elk in the Missouri Ozarks.</span></font></span></font></span> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:53:20 +0000 Kurt Schilligo 18676 at http://kbia.org Drought affects Mo. elk herd Missouri's elk population settling in http://kbia.org/post/missouris-elk-population-settling <p>Missouri&rsquo;s elk population appears to be settling into their new home state, according to state conservation officials.</p><p>Dr. Joseph Millspaugh updated the Missouri Conservation Commission Friday on the state&rsquo;s elk herd, which he said seems to be doing well.</p><p>&ldquo;Evidence of survival rates [and] reproductive rates that are average to high, we see diet quality certainly within the range of what we would expect&hellip;the stress response:&nbsp; nothing there that is indicative of a problem,&rdquo; said Millspaugh.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:09:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 17624 at http://kbia.org Missouri's elk population settling in