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TWRA won't be able to sell their elk for $50,000.00 to $100,

TWRA won't be able to sell their elk for $50,000.00 to $100,00.00

Despite USDA nix, state pursues elk plans (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Tennessee may not have more elk, and they may not have a means to raise funds for more elk, but they are still putting plans in place for a possible elk hunt in 2008. Greg Wathen, chief of wildlife for Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, said the agency would continue to work towards a hunt during the fall of next year despite the dual setbacks. "Yes, that is still the plan," Wathen said. Plans to bring more elk to Tennessee from Elk Island National Park in Canada were scuttled last month when the United States Department of Agriculture said the elk failed to meet USDA criteria. Now, using the 2008 elk hunt as a fundraiser took a hit when Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission quashed a bill that would have allowed the agency to charge Sportsman License holders to apply for elk permits.

http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/outdoors/article/0,1406,KNS_326_5425182,00.html

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Re: TWRA won't be able to sell their elk for $50,000.00 to $

why doesn't the state create a elk breeding population in a controlled area, or several areas, then breed the cows. wild populations can be mixed with farm raised elk as long as propor health standards are maintained, and the cost would be nothing next to moving elk from canada.

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Re: TWRA won't be able to sell their elk for $50,000.00 to $
ndemiter wrote:
why doesn't the state create a elk breeding population in a controlled area, or several areas, then breed the cows. wild populations can be mixed with farm raised elk as long as propor health standards are maintained, and the cost would be nothing next to moving elk from canada.

You are absolutely right and this idea has been suggested but it has been rejected so far.

TWRA and the TWF are still considering how they can import elk from EINP in Canada even though they do not meet the Federal laws for importation in regard to disease issues.

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