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DNR tweaks strategy to boost elk population, retain hunting


The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will attempt to more than double the number of wild elk previously planned in central Kittson County, where residents have lobbied hard for expansion of the small herd for greater tourism and hunting.

But under the state’s new elk management plan, unveiled Thursday, the agency’s wildlife managers will stick to the status quo in managing two other elk herds in the same northwest corner of the state. In those two areas, especially around the town of Grygla, elk aren’t as welcome because they have been known to destroy crops, eat stored hay and damage fences.


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