Into Bringing Back Wisconsin’s Elk

October 28, 2021

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Into Bringing Back Wisconsin’s Elk

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Join us in this Into the Outdoors episode as we welcome the elk back to Wisconsin! But wait…maybe you didn’t even know they left? 

Elk were completely eliminated in Wisconsin for over 130 years due to unregulated hunting and loss of habitat, but in recent years, restoration programs, conservation groups and Native tribes have worked together to successfully reintroduce elk to wilderness areas where they once roamed. 

Watch as Adventure Team members Zach and Aubrey investigate what makes these animals important to the Ojibwe tribes, and how conservation, treaty rights and public lands played a role in their return.

In this Into the Outdoors episode and related Into the Outdoors @Home topic videos, we learn how and why the Ojibwe tribes worked so hard to bring the elk back to Wisconsin. We also learn about Native American Treaty Rights and their impact on the elk reintroduction.

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