A bull elk walks through a clearing

A bull elk walks through a clearing in 2015 at the Peck Ranch Conservation Center in southern Missouri. The Missouri Conservation Commission put the rules in place earlier this month for potential elk hunting seasons in 2020.

A small number of Missourians might get a shot at hunting elk in the south-central part of the state next year.

The Missouri Conservation Commission on Oct. 11 approved the framework and regulations for a possible elk season and will incorporate those in the wildlife code that will take effect Dec. 30. The move comes after the Missouri Department of Conservation restored a wild herd of elk to the state between 2011 and 2013.

  • Public Life reporter, fall 2019 Studying print and digital journalism Reach me at mhsdf5@mail.missouri.edu, or in the newsroom at 882-5700

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