A hunt is planned for the far North Central Wisconsin Counties of Clam Lake, Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland, and Price. An area of the state that just 25 elk were released into in 1995.
Ten tags will be available for bull elk only. Kentucky Elk, which are primarily found in Jackson County and the Flambeau River State Forest, are not included in the managed hunt.
"This hunt concentrates on elk born here in Wisconsin over the past two decades - we do not wish to take Kentucky elk, many of which are cows and may not be harvested," said Kevin Wallenfang, DNR deer and elk ecologist.