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Mich. DNR asks for comment on elk management plan

GAYLORD, Mich. (AP) - Michigan wildlife officials are asking for comment next week on their proposed plan for managing the state's elk population over the next decade.

The Department of Natural Resources will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Eagles Club in Gaylord to take comments.

DNR wildlife biologist Brian Mastenbrook says in a release that the state will continue to manage elk to meet hunters' interests, but also consider the wishes of those who like just to watch the large animals. Michigan allows elk to be hunted in much of the northern Lower Peninsula.

The full draft elk management plan can be found on the DNR website at www.michigan.gov/hunting.

Those unable to attend the meeting can send written comments by email to Mastenbrook at mastenbrookb(at)michigan.gov.

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