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Missouri Farm Bureau Federation: Is elk release worth the risk?

by Charles E. Kruse
The Missouri Conservation Commission will soon vote on a plan to release wild elk in the state. Reintroducing wild species is a laudable goal but Missouri has changed since elk roamed here over a century ago. Releasing wild elk in Missouri is a bad idea, wrought with risk for many Missourians.

Mature elk are large animals (between 500 and 700 pounds) and are found today primarily

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