Elk Arrive in Missouri
After a long journey and some criticism from agricultural groups, elk have finally arrived in Missouri. 34 animals arrived at the Peck Ranch last week and will begin an acclimation process before being released. STL Today has a write up on the historic arrival.
"There is no higher calling in conservation than restoring a native game species to sustainable, huntable, balanced populations," David Allen, president of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which has helped reintroduce elk in several states and has donated more than $300,000 to bring the animals to Missouri, said in a prepared statement.