DNR Estimates Northwestern Minn. Elk Population At 79 In 3 HerdsAn annual survey estimates the elk population of northwestern Minnesota at 79 animals in three herds.
Researchers Start Tracking Minnesota Elk With Radio CollarsResearchers have begun putting GPS radio collars on elk in far northwestern Minnesota as part of a broader study to better track their seasonal movements and how they use different kinds of habitat at various times of the year.
DNR, Minnesota State University Use GPS To Study Elk HabitatsResearchers plan to put GPS radio collars on around 20 female elk in northwestern Minnesota starting later this month as part of a project that aims to improve understanding of the animals' movements and habitat use.
Fond Du Lac Band Hopes To Bring Elk Back To NE MinnesotaMajestic wild elk once roamed most of Minnesota before hunters killed them off. Now the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe hopes to bring them back to the tribe's ancestral territory in northeastern Minnesota. The Ojibwe name for elk is "omashkoozoog," or "prairie moose."
Minnesota DNR Names New Leader For Big Game ProgramThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has named a new point person for management of the state's deer, elk and moose populations. Adam Murkowski starts Jan. 11 as the DNR's big game program leader.
Minnesota Could Use More Elk, Wildlife Managers SayWildlife managers say Minnesota could use more elk. So they're seeking input on a draft management plan that calls for growing the state's small wild elk population and increasing its range.
Minnesota's Wild Elk Population Rises To Estimated 131Minnesota's wild elk population has risen slightly to an estimated 131 animals in three herds that roam the northwest corner of the state.
Minnesota Tops Nation In Elk Farming 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.
Minnesota's Elk Management Plan Up For Revision Wildlife managers have scheduled a public meeting in northwestern Minnesota to discuss an upcoming revision to the state's elk management plan.
Little Falls Business Thrives Off Locally Hunted MeatJamie 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.
Man Herding Elk In ATV Injured In CrashA 40-year-old Cold Spring, Minn. man was injured in an ATV crash near Collegeville, Minn. late Sunday.