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Department of Conservation Overspends for Elk, Employees

State Auditor Tom Schweich released the audit of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recently.

As reported in our prior audit, the MDC did not prepare a complete and accurate estimate of costs to reintroduce elk in the state. The approved project budget anticipated spending $411,000 to bring 150 elk into Missouri, but as of June 30, 2011, the MDC had spent $1.23 million to reintroduce elk. Two years later,

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