Meeting Topic: Elk Reintroduction in Missouri
The recent announcement by the Missouri Department of Conservation that they are once again proposing stocking elk in the Ozarks, will be the topic of the August 26th meeting. Pros and cons on the issue will be discussed. Clint Dalbom, forestry district supervisor with the Conservation Department, has confirmed that he will speak at the meeting.
Mr. Dalbom will present the MDC proposal. A rebuttal presentation will also be made outlining objections to the plan by dissenting landowners.
OPRC president, Russell Wood says, “Bringing both sides together for a civil discussion of an issue is the hallmark of the Ozarks Property Rights Congress, and has proven beneficial in promoting understanding of opposing forces in the past.” Russell insists on everyone maintaining a civil and respectful decorum throughout the meeting.
Stocking elk in the region was proposed ten years ago, but the plan was dropped after strong concerns were raised by the public and legislators over liability, animal health and habitat issues.
DVDs of the July 17th, 10th Conference on Private Property Rights held in Cabool, Missouri will be available at the meeting. Details later.