Hunters reminded to be aware of elk on the landscape near Clam Lake

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  1. By Northwest Region November 17, 2015

    Contact(s): Kevin Wallenfang, DNR big game ecologist, 608-261-7589; Mike Zeckmeister, DNR wildlife supervisor, 715-635-4090

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

    The Clam Lake Elk Range includes portions of southeast Bayfield, southwest Ashland, eastern Sawyer, northeast Rusk, and western Price counties. Although elk use private lands in these areas, they are often found on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, County and Industrial Forest lands, and the Flambeau River State Forest.

    Deer hunters in this general area are being asked to use caution and are reminded that it is currently illegal to shoot an elk in Wisconsin. 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.

    Elk near Clam Lake, Butternut, Winter, Draper, Tony, Shanagolden and Glidden are the result of collaboration between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the US Forest Service, and a number of other 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