Clam Lake Elk

posted Mar 27, 2017, 5:34 AM by Ryan Quinn
Twenty-eight Kentucky elk have arrived at their new home in the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County. 

Once released into the wild, the "class of 2017" will join the current Clam Lake herd.

The Clam Lake herd resides primarily in Ashland, Price, and Sawyer counties, and was reintroduced to the area in 1995 from Michigan. 

Adding additional elk from Kentucky to the herd is expected to provide a boost to herd growth and introduce new genetics. 

These efforts mark the third year of a five-year elk reintroduction program being conducted with assistance from multiple partners.