Elk trapping pays off with new herd for Missouri

(Editor’s note: This is the final article in a four-part series about Missouri’s efforts to bring elk back to the state.) 

January 21

A set of reporters showed up today from Columbia, MO with Tina Brunjes of Kentucky G&F. They took pictures from the holding pen and Trap #2. 

I met the reporters at noon at the State Park Lodge. I denied them the opportunity to join us on site this evening. 

I explained that we are dealing with wild animals that are excitable. We must limit human contact in order to be successful. 

When excited, elk are not only dangerous to themselves, but our employees as well. 

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