Wisconsin elk will be the subject of Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary’s Soup Lunch Tuesday, March 12, at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Sarona. Lunch will be served at noon with the program following at 12:30 p.m.

Laine Stowell, wildlife biologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will discuss elk management in the state. Elk colonized Wisconsin post-glaciation, along with native peoples. They coexisted until European settlement, then due to over-exploitation, elk disappeared from the state.

In 1995, a study was initiated to investigate the feasibility to restore elk to Wisconsin. Since the release of 25 elk in 1995, Wisconsin has learned a great deal about elk and has formulated management to establish a sustainable elk presence in the state.

Registration is not necessary, and programs are free to attend. Freewill donations will be accepted to help fund environmental education programming at Hunt Hill.

For more information, visit www.hunthill.org or call 715-635-6543.

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