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Elk sightings on the rise in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reporting an uptick in elk sightings throughout the state.

The DNR’s Mick Klemesrud tells Brownfield elk have certainly been seen in Iowa before, but it seems to be happening more frequently. “We’re trying to figure out where they are coming from,” he said. “They might be out looking for new cows to meet, and of course there are none in Iowa, so they just kind of keep wandering through.”

Klemesrud says most of the elk sightings have occurred in the western portion of the state.

Elk sightings on the rise in Iowa