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WI elk herd not yet ready for hunt

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Madison (WQOW) - Wisconsin's first elk hunt in the modern era will have to wait at least one more year.

State law requires a population of 200 animals before an elk hunt can take place. Right now the number is sitting at around 190. The plan was to hold the hunt this year, but several elk were lost due to the severe winter.

It's disappointing news for hunters, but the DNR says the long-term success of the elk herd is the priority.

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