Missouri Elk Restoration Program and Zone

Elk are here!

Once common throughout most of Missouri, elk disappeared from our state about 150 years ago due to over-hunting and habitat loss. The Missouri Department of Conservation has reintroduced an elk herd to a large restoration zone between Ellington and Winona. Take a driving tour for a chance to see the herd! Call toll free at 855-2-MDC-ELK or 855-263-2355 for more information.