No elk hunt scheduled for this year

By KBJR News 1

No elk hunt scheduled for this year

April 9, 2014 Updated Apr 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM CDT

Madison, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) -- Elk hunters will have to wait at least one more year to hunt elk in Wisconsin.

After evaluating information and taking into account the severity of this winter, the Department of Natural Resources has decided to not have a hunt.

DNR officials say there needs to be at least 200 elk in the state to have a hunt.

The largest elk herd is located near Clam Lake in Northwest Wisconsin which has about 160 elk.

Kevin Wallenfang, Elk Management Program Leader for the DNR, says this is the first year since 2001 they have seen a winter–related mortality.

Wallenfang also says about 34 calves have been born this year.

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