Tuesday, January 31st, 2023
Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

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Missouri Elk Arrival Delayed

WINONA, MO – Arrival of elk at Peck Ranch has been delayed
because all necessary health protocol testing is not complete,
according to Ron Dent, elk restoration program coordinator for the
Missouri Department of Conservation.

Dent said MDC will select a new arrival date for the elk once
health protocol testing is complete. Testing was inconclusive on
one animal. Additional testing will be conducted on that one animal
and results could be available as early as next week. Final testing
is being completed and verified to ensure elk held in Kentucky meet
the highest standard of health prior to arriving at their holding
pen on Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of Conservation
continue to implement the strongest health testing protocols in the
nation. Missouri’s elk restoration is moving forward and the
Conservation Department will continue to keep citizens informed on
this conservation initiative.

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