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39 elk from Kentucky arrive at their new home in Jackson County

In year two of elk reintroduction efforts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and a number of other key partners, 39 elk from Kentucky have reached their new home in Wisconsin. In 2016, all elk will be released in Jackson County, while future years will see animals released near Clam Lake.

Department staff are taking special precautions to make sure the elk become accustomed to their new home in Jackson County. The elk will be held in a seven acre acclimation pen in the Black River State Forest to fulfill a 120-day quarantine period to satisfy health testing requirements and help the second cohort of Kentucky elk become familiar with their new surroundings.

Funding for Wisconsin's elk translocation efforts is a result of key partnerships and support from the Ho-Chunk Nation, Jackson County Wildlife Fund, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and many others.

For more information regarding elk in Wisconsin, search keyword "elk."