Missouri Conservation Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en 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