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Talk with us about elk Tuesday in Gaylord

Michigan’s thriving elk herd dates back to 1918, from seven elk brought from the western United States to Wolverine, in Cheboygan County, to help restore a population decimated in the late 1800s by unregulated harvest and lack of quality habitat. Successfully managing that population to provide excellent viewing and hunting opportunities, while sustaining long-term herd health, takes a lot of planning and partnership.

The state’s elk management plan has been revised and is now available for review. 

Open revised elk plan ►

The Department of Natural Resources will host a public open house from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at BJ’s Restaurant and Catering, located at 990 N. Center Ave. in Gaylord. DNR wildlife staff will be available during that time for discussion about elk management and the revised elk plan.

If you’re unable to attend the meeting, there are two options to share your feedback on the plan, through Nov. 11:

Questions about the meeting? Contact Chad Stewart at 517-282-4810.