Elk NetworkWisconsin Seeks Public Feedback on Elk Management Plan

General | April 9, 2024

Below is a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation assisted with initial successful elk restoration efforts in 1995 as well as subsequent projects since then.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on updates to the state’s Elk Management Plan now through April 20, 2024.

Updates to the 2024-2034 Elk Management Plan include changes based on recommendations from the Natural Resources Board, Wisconsin Elk Advisory Committee and feedback from private landowners in the elk management zones.

The public is encouraged to review the proposed plan and share their thoughts via the online comment tool. The DNR will review and consider feedback submitted during the comment period while preparing the final draft of the plan.

Once finalized later this year, the proposed plan will be presented to the Natural Resources Board for approval.

DNR To Host Open Houses on Elk Management Plan

The DNR will host open houses on the proposed management plan for the public to learn about the direction of elk management and the changes made since the last public involvement period. Attendees can ask DNR staff questions about plan updates.

An open house will take place near each elk management zone. The central Wisconsin open house will take place on Wednesday, April 3, while the northern open house will take place on Thursday, April 4. A virtual open house will also be held on Wednesday, April 10, for those who cannot attend the in-person sessions.


Virtual Elk Management Plan Open House

When: Wednesday, April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Virtual; Register to attend this meeting via Zoom.

(Photo credit: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)