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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7587134
05/19/22 08:45 PM
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Mac, you bring up a good point about elk (or ~lackthereof) north of Hwy 54. When Jackson Co 1st got elk, billboards were placed on 54 encouraging vehicles to watch out for elk. My cousin drives a logging truck at least twice a day on 54 & has since the elk were introduced, and he has yet to see an elk. That said, there have been some such sightings, but they are rare on 54. Within about a year the elk seemed to learn to get as far away from thick wolf country as possible. They even had plans for an elk viewing area at Dike 17. That seems to have been scrapped, as all people would probably hear is wolf howls.

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7613297
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I found the holy grail today (well technically my dad did). We were working on our property, and found this elk shed. It's been a bucket list item of mine to find a Wi elk antler. To do so on my own property was a bonus. I saw the elk in person, once, live (my only ever elk sighting), though the neighbors had had it on trail cam several times over a 2 or 3 year period. My next goal is to draw a tag and go north for the WI elk hunt, or better yet live to see an elk hunt for the central Wi herd. It has a little mouse damage, which I'd like to know how to repair. [Linked Image]

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: The Beav] #7613732
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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7613744
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That's pretty cool I don't wander in spring woods in that area enough to chance finding an antler.
Might start looking for few blue berries. Always see some green one but seems like can find more than few once start turning blue.

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Diggerman] #7613767
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Originally Posted by Diggerman
If It were NOT for the hunters and trappers Niether would have been "re-intraduced.

Very true Hunters and trappers are portrayed as slobs that just want to kill something .However they do more to improve wildlife habitat than all non hunters and anti's combined They don't have any idea about what it takes for wildlife to thrive but they are sure that hunters and trappers are the reason that game populations are low

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Originally Posted by AJE
I found the holy grail today (well technically my dad did). We were working on our property, and found this elk shed. It's been a bucket list item of mine to find a Wi elk antler. To do so on my own property was a bonus. I saw the elk in person, once, live (my only ever elk sighting), though the neighbors had had it on trail cam several times over a 2 or 3 year period. My next goal is to draw a tag and go north for the WI elk hunt, or better yet live to see an elk hunt for the central Wi herd. It has a little mouse damage, which I'd like to know how to repair. [Linked Image]

Nice find .Plus to get it on your own property I have found about 2 dozen deer sheds over the years and it is always a thrill

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7618867
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That's pretty cool I don't wander in spring woods in that area enough to chance finding an antler.
Might start looking for few blue berries. Always see some green one but seems like can find more than few once start turning blue.

Mac

I like wild blueberries but even if they are thick, they are small, so it takes a while to get many. I'd like to pursue wild blueberries annually, but I get too busy. I bet bears like them. I'm not sure if the elk do.

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