Minnesota’s wild elk population has risen slightly to an estimated 131 animals in three herds that roam the northwest corner of the state.
Minnesota is tops in the nation when it comes to elk farming, but the Minnesota Elk Breeders Association says there’s room for growth. The USDA Census of Agriculture shows that Minnesota leads the U.S. in farmed elk production and is home to 141 elk farms raising more than 4,200 elk.
Wildlife managers have scheduled a public meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss an upcoming revision to the state’s elk management plan.
Jamie Yuccas and Edward Moody headed north to show us the industries that count on deer hunting season. First up is Thielen Meats in Little Falls. The family-run business has been helping hunters make sausage for the last 23 years.
A 40-year-old Cold Spring, Minn. man was injured in an ATV crash near Collegeville, Minn. late Sunday.