elk http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Audit Faults Mo. Department of Conservation For Overspending http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/audit-faults-mo-department-conservation-overspending <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> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 00:30:25 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 32045 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Audit Faults Mo. Department of Conservation For Overspending Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/are-mo-deer-elk-threatened-chronic-wasting-disease-mo-house-committee-begins-hearings <p>A Missouri House interim committee&nbsp;heard testimony Monday on whether <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/deer-hunting/deer-diseases/chronic-wasting-disease">Chronic Wasting Disease</a>, or CWD, poses a grave threat to the state's white tail deer and elk populations.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:34:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin 28261 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Are Mo. Deer & Elk Threatened By Chronic Wasting Disease? Mo. House Committee Begins Hearings Mo. Lawmakers Form Interim Committees To Work On Issues For 2014 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmakers-form-interim-committees-work-issues-2014 <p>Lawmakers in Missouri will continue working on several issues this summer and fall in preparation for next year's legislative session.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:53:05 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 27144 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Lawmakers Form Interim Committees To Work On Issues For 2014 39 More Elk Arrive In Missouri, Plus Another Born On The Way http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/39-more-elk-arrive-missouri-plus-another-born-way <p>A total of <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/newsroom/mdc-adds-39-plus-1-missouri-elk-restoration-effort">40 additional elk </a>have arrived at Peck Ranch in southeastern Missouri, including a male calf born en route from Kentucky.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/QOApjsVliHk" width="560"></iframe></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 16:46:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 26626 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 39 More Elk Arrive In Missouri, Plus Another Born On The Way Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding, MDC Says http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/efforts-restore-missouri-elk-herd-succeeding-mdc-says <p></p><p>Efforts <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/wildlife-restoration/elk-restoration">to reestablish an elk population</a> in southeastern Missouri are now in their third year, and the Missouri Department of Conservation considers the project a success.</p><p>There are close to 70 elk now living in parts of Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, with another 50 arriving in May.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:32:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding, MDC Says Heat, stress of move likely led to deaths of reintroduced elk http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heat-stress-move-likely-led-deaths-reintroduced-elk <p><em>Kurt Schilligo contributed reporting for this story.</em></p><p>The record summer heat has probably contributed to the death of some of the elk herd <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-reintroduction-different-kind-missouri-comeback">recently reintroduced</a> in the Missouri Ozarks.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Conservation says six female adults and four calves died in mid-to-late July. The mothers of two of the calves were among the dead females.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 16:04:39 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & KRCU 4245 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heat, stress of move likely led to deaths of reintroduced elk Elk herd "doing well" after first year in Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-herd-doing-well-after-first-year-missouri <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&nbsp;of the University of Missouri -- Columbia&nbsp;updated the <a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/about-us/get-know-us/leaders-and-organizational-structure/meet-conservation-commission">Missouri Conservation Commission </a>today on<a href="http://mdc.mo.gov/discover-nature/outdoor-recreation/nature-viewing/mammals/elk-restoration/elk-restoration-backgroun-3"> the state&rsquo;s elk herd</a>, which he says seems to be doing well.</p><p>&ldquo;(We have) evidence of survival rates (and) reproductive rates that are average to high,&quot; Millspaugh said.&nbsp; &quot;We see diet quality certainly within the range of what we would expect.&rdquo; Fri, 13 Jul 2012 23:14:42 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4118 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elk herd "doing well" after first year in Missouri Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-may-8-2012 <p><strong>Mo. House, Senate push for elimination of Sue Shear Institute</strong></p><p>The Missouri House has approved legislation that would strip state funding from an institute that trains women for careers in politics.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.umsl.edu/sueshear/">Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life</a> is located at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and bills itself non-partisan. Its detractors, however, argue the Institute caters to Democrats - a characterization that Springfield Democrat Sara Lampe strongly disputes.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 13:21:41 +0000 Marshall Griffin, The Associated Press & Illinois Public Radio 3649 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines - Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Elk restoration plan comes under fire from state auditor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-restoration-plan-comes-under-fire-state-auditor <p>A controversial Missouri Department of Conservation plan to <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/elk-reintroduction-different-kind-missouri-comeback">reintroduce elk</a> into southeastern Missouri is under fire from Republican state auditor Tom Schweich.</p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:15:00 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Véronique LaCapra 2762 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Elk restoration plan comes under fire from state auditor Morning headlines: Friday, June 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-june-3-2011 <p><strong>Flooding in Mo. Imminent According to Gov. Nixon</strong></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri is gearing up for imminent and &quot;unprecedented&quot; flooding along the Missouri River.</p><p>Nixon said Thursday in St. Joseph that Missourians will face flooding soon along the Missouri River because of rising water levels in the river basin in the northern Plains. He says people with property and businesses in the floodplain should prepare for &quot;unprecedented high water levels.&quot;</p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:21:55 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1357 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, June 3, 2011