Hunters reminded to be aware of elk on the landscape in Jackson County

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  1. By Northwest Region November 17, 2015

    Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-261-7589; Scott Roepke, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-284-1403

    MADISON - Hunters are reminded to be aware of elk on the landscape in Jackson County as they prepare to head into the woods for another nine-day gun deer hunt.

    A helpful graphic is available for those looking for more information regarding the difference between an elk and a white-tailed deer in the field. The current range for the majority of elk in Jackson County is centered near the release site on the Dike 17 Wildlife Area of the Black River State Forest. However, a small group of elk has moved to an area several miles to the south of the release site, so all hunters in the general area are being asked to use caution. Deer hunters are reminded that it is currently illegal to shoot an elk in Wisconsin.

    Elk in Jackson County are the result of a multi-year agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and a number of key partners.

    To receive email updates regarding current translocation efforts, visit and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page titled "subscribe for updates for DNR topics," then follow the prompts and select the "elk in Wisconsin" and "wildlife projects" distribution lists.

    For more information regarding elk in Wisconsin, visit and search keyword "elk."

    Last Revised: Tuesday, November 17, 2015