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Elk to be released in Ilinois??

I heard a few weeks back that Ilinois DNR might re-introduce elk to the Shawnee National Forest. I'm guessing this is just a silly rumor, but can anybody put some truth to it? Elk would be OK in Illinois, but they would maybe trample everything in there way. With the number of acres destroyed by deer, just think about elk could do. I'm not sure if this is a good idea or not. Just wanted to know if any body else knew if this was true or not.

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Elk to be released in Ilinois??

I seem to have heard that rumor too! I dont know any more than you do unfortunately. I think that would be great!

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Elk to be released in Ilinois??

i live in kentucky and i don't know if u heard but we had elk turn lose here and the first year they drawed ten now they are drawing 100 it is a great thing to happen to this state so if i was u i would be puching for it. But the people her are complaining so now they have a elk zone if a deer hunter sees a elk out of the elk zone they can kill them. So if u do get elk don't let this happen. Because the herd can't grow if they open season on them. But i hope u get elk it is a great thing.

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Elk to be released in Ilinois??

If the land can sustain a herd of elk it would be a great opportunity, as long as the elk released are disease free, you wouldn't want them introducing CWD to the area!

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Elk to be released in Ilinois??

I just heard the other day that they are thinking about letting a few Elk on the loose here in MO. Does anybody know the details on that?

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