Peck Ranch

Elk Restoration
11:46 am
Wed May 22, 2013

39 More Elk Arrive In Missouri, Plus Another Born On The Way

These are among the 40 elk temporarily being kept in holding pens at MDC's Peck Ranch Conservation Area.
Missouri Department of Conservation

A total of 40 additional elk have arrived at Peck Ranch in southeastern Missouri, including a male calf born en route from Kentucky.

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Elk Restoration
5:32 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Efforts To Restore Missouri Elk Herd Succeeding, MDC Says

These two bull elk were among the first to arrive at Peck Ranch in May, 2011. They were outfitted with GPS collars for tracking purposes.
Credit David Stonner/Missouri Department of Conservation

Efforts to reestablish an elk population in southeastern Missouri are now in their third year, and the Missouri Department of Conservation considers the project a success.

There are close to 70 elk now living in parts of Carter, Shannon and Reynolds counties, with another 50 arriving in May.

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s elk restoration program coordinator, Ronald Dent, says almost all the elk have stayed in the restoration zone, and so far they haven’t caused any problems.

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