Elk Due to Arrive in Missouri By End of Month
Following a 90 day quarantine period in Kentucky, 34 elk will make their way to Missouri by the end of the month. According to the Kansas City InfoZine, once the elk arrive in Missouri they will be retained at the Peck Ranch Conservation Area for two weeks before being released.
“We know Missourians are very excited to have free-ranging elk back in the state and are eager to see them,” said MDC Elk Project Coordinator Ron Dent. “While we would like to allow public viewing of their arrival and while they are in the holding pen, that is not compatible with the animals’ welfare.”