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In 2018, Missouri Department of Conservation hosted open houses in communities around the elk management zone.
Goal 1: Population Growth
Goal 2: Hunting and Recreation
Goal 3: Elk Range
Goal 4: Public Support
In 2011, the Missouri Department of Conservation reintroduced the first group of elk onto Peck Ranch CA in south-central Missouri.
Missouri has a long history of elk sightings throughout the state predating the elk restoration
Check out the differences between an elk and a white-tailed deer.
From 2011 to 2013, the Missouri Department of Conservation transported 108 elk from southeastern Kentucky to the Missouri Ozarks with the goal of restoring a wild population within 3 counties.
Throughout 2016, MDC conducted onsite visitor surveys at the two Elk Tour Loops which were on Peck Ranch and Current River conservation areas.
Parelaphostrongylus tenuis is a parasitic nematode (roundworm) with a life cycle that involves white-tailed deer and several species of terrestrial snails and slugs in Eastern North America.
Brainworm life cycle (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis)
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