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Wisconsin DNR estimates state’s elk numbers will pass 500 by July

The Wisconsin DNR authorized the first modern-day elk hunt in 2018 after the Clam Lake herd surpassed 200 animals. (Stock photo)

Wisconsin’s northern elk herd is expected to reach about 355 animals following the spring calving season, with the newer southern herd hitting about 160 elk once calves hit the ground in June.
The DNR told the Natural Resources Board at a May 24 meeting that the Clam Lake herd in Ashland and Sawyer counties now numbers an estimated 271 elk, and about 130 in Jackson County in the Black River State Forest.

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