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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7707527
11/03/22 06:45 AM
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I seen a small track where we deer hunt this last Sunday. Pretty sure it has to be young elk as to big to be even large white tail. We hunt lower end of Clark county just north Jackson county line. I know the elk have been in that area. I have yet to see one though.
I have been taking the back road routes more this year when I go to my camper. I still have not see another elk since the two this spring.

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7710038
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I heard there was an article in the Black River Falls newspaper this week saying that the county is considering creating a rule about vehicle traffic on Highway O since supposedly people are stopping their vehicles even on both sides of the road @ the same time to see the elk, creating a hazard on the county highway.

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7724666
11/22/22 11:04 PM
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Fingers crossed, so far I haven't heard of any elk getting shot during the gun deer season.

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: seniortrap] #7724953
11/23/22 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by seniortrap
We have a number of Elk here in Northern Michigan. Quite a large herd for the eastern location.

There is a select hunt every year if you have enough points collected.

Personally I think most of them will die of old age!

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7725572
11/23/22 11:15 PM
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In Wi they don't allow preference points for elk tags.

Here's a picture recently from the central Wisconsin herd that somebody sent me. I wonder if the northern Wisconsin herd is as tame as the one in Central Wisconsin.?

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7733109
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I didn't hear of any elk getting illegally shot during this year's gun deer season

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7739222
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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Green Bay] #7739233
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I hadn't heard this before seeing it here.
The picture I put on when I started this post. I took that photo on Castle Mound Road. I honestly for the amount of time I spend in that area have not seen only a couple elk.
Having hunted deer in both Clark and Jackson counties my whole life. I can not understand how anyone could mistake even a small elk for a white tail ?? Hard to understand that unless just shooting to be shooting.

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7739561
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Yeah I spoke too soon. I heard about this story today about those two elk. It took a while for it to make the news. It sure is frustrating: the elk even had an orange collar!

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7750330
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The other day I had three elk on my property. It's cool, but I imagine they can eat a lot of tree browse

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Macthediver] #7750385
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I'm probably going to be ridiculed for saying this, but I wish elk had not been reintroduced in North Carolina! When the elk came, the people came. The agencies that reintroduced them here have privately stated they regret it. The one over the elk has stated THERE WILL NEVER be an elk season in WNC! There was no benefit to reintoduce the elk here, period, other than tourism! I make no apologies for my thoughts, but what's next, wolves. They were here beforte as well. Bison, they ewere here as well. Reintruction is not always a good thing.


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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: AJE] #7750389
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Originally Posted by AJE
The other day I had three elk on my property. It's cool, but I imagine they can eat a lot of tree browse


I might be wrong. As I understand it elk are grazers, eating mainly grasses, deer are browser's eating mainly tree browse, weeds, etc. Usually in mountain habitat you won't find a lot of deer where you find elk and you won't find a lot of elk where you find a lot of deer. They eat different things on the landscape.

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I was in Black River Falls today and was at Walmart and looked at the local newspaper and the front page had a story about several elk dying lately getting hit by cars. The highway department recently put up 'Elk Crossing' signs on 54E. It's amazing how many have gotten hit by vehicle since they were reintroduced in Central Wisconsin. Fortunately no one has died.

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Picture is from January 4th La Crosse tribun

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Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: AJE] #7763132
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Originally Posted by AJE
The other day I had three elk on my property. It's cool, but I imagine they can eat a lot of tree browse

I wonder about the whitetail impact in harsh winter conditions as the elk herd starts to take off- I know in years where we get a lot of snow early and then have a late winter melt off- the browse line in unreachable for whitetails, the elk create similarly a high-level browse line. More than enough browse to go around unless the severity index matches the right weather. I believe a whitetails diet is a lot more diverse- maybe that helps the cohabitation longer term?

Re: Wisconsin Elk.. [Re: Eagleye] #7764901
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
Originally Posted by AJE
The other day I had three elk on my property. It's cool, but I imagine they can eat a lot of tree browse

I wonder about the whitetail impact in harsh winter conditions as the elk herd starts to take off- I know in years where we get a lot of snow early and then have a late winter melt off- the browse line in unreachable for whitetails, the elk create similarly a high-level browse line. More than enough browse to go around unless the severity index matches the right weather. I believe a whitetails diet is a lot more diverse- maybe that helps the cohabitation longer term?

I asked this question to DNR a while ago and they said it wouldn't be an issue. I am somewhat skeptical though.

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