The Missouri Department of Conservation shared its initial plan for a limited elk hunting season with the Missouri Conservation Commission at their meeting today. [Friday]
According to MDC Elk and Deer Biologist Aaron Hildreth, the department will begin offering a limited season for hunting once the herd reaches a minimum of 200 with an annual herd growth rate of at least 10 percent.
The herd will likely reach 200 animals by 2020.
MDC has designated a nine-day archery season for elk running October 17-25, 2020 and a firearm season for elk from December 12-20 of 2020.