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MDC Reports Five Elk Harvested During Second Season


The Missouri Department of Conservation reports hunters harvested three elk during the firearms portion of the elk-hunting season, December 11-19.

An archery portion ran October 16-24 with two elk harvested.

Five Missouri hunters received elk permits through a random drawing.

Last year’s inaugural elk hunt ended with all five hunters harvesting bull elk during the firearms portion.

The 2020 archery portion reported no elk taken.

Elk are a native species in Missouri but were hunted to extinction through unregulated hunting during the late 1800s.

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