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Elk reintroduction delayed for further testing

Sunday, May 1, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The reintroduction of elk to the state of Missouri has been delayed so extended health tests can be completed. The herd of elk, which was scheduled to be released at Peck Ranch Conservation Area this weekend, being held to an undetermined date while testing is completed on one of the animals in the herd whose initial tests were termed "inconclusive." The elk are currently being held in Kentucky while they wait to be brought into the state.


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