Cattle farmer Bobby Simpson is against Missouri elk restoration

May 17, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Cattle farmer Bobby Simpson, an outspoken opponent of Missouri's elk restoration plan, walks among his cattle on his ranch in Salem. Citing examples from other states with elk, Simpson says he and other Missouri farmers are concerned about damage elk could cause to property, fences and crops. Simpson has supported a resolution in the Missouri legislature to make the Conservation Department responsible for any damages caused by elk.

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