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Nearly 200 acres has been added to a wildlife area in southwest Missouri.

Sarah Ashworth.

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation is planning to allow Elk hunting starting in 2016.

The Columbia Missourian reports the plan is contingent on the Elk population growing to at least 200. The conservation department has been working on growing the Elk population since 2010. The Department been bringing elk into Missouri from Kentucky in an effort to reintroduce the population into the state.

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says his office is starting a new review of the state Department of Conservation.