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Public hearing on establishing second elk herd tomorrow

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BARABOO - The state Natural Resources Board is expected to order public hearings tomorrow on a plan to create a second elk herd.

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DNR officials have talked about acquiring elk from Kentucky to start a new herd near Black River Falls – and to expand the current herd at Clam Lake in far northwest Wisconsin. The DNR expects to import the first of 50 new elk in 2015.

Officials have a total population goal of 390 elk, enough to start a fall hunting season. Regulations have been drafted to establish a new management zone for an elk hunt. The matter is expected to be discussed further at tomorrow’s DNR Board meeting in Baraboo.   

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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