Mountain View, MO Public Meeting on Elk
MDC Officials have said they would attend
An information meeting regarding the Missouri Department of Conservation`s proposal to stock elk in the Ozarks will be held at the Mountain View community building, Wednesday Sept. 29th at 7 p.m.
MDC deputy director Tom Draper has confirmed that he and three other department personnel will attend to present details of their proposal and hear comments from the public at the meeting being hosted by the Ozarks Property Rights Congress.
There will also be speakers representing landowners concerns about releasing free roaming elk in the region. Area elected officials have also been invited to attend.
The conservation commision has stated they will make a final decision on elk stocking at their October 15th meeting.
The meeting is open to the public.
Deadline coming up to send your ELK comments to MDC.
The MDC is seeking written comments by Oct. 1. Comments can be emailed by going to www.mdc.mo.gov/contact-us and click on “Elk Restoration Comments” or mailed to Missouri Department of Conservation, Director’s Office, PO Box 180, Jefferson City MO 65102-0180. Following a period of public comment ending Oct. 1, MDC staff will present a proposed elk restoration plan to the Commission at its meeting Oct. 15 in Jefferson City.