DNR picks 4 people to participate in first elk hunt

The state Department of Natural Resources has picked four people to participate in Wisconsin’s first managed elk hunt.

Agency officials announced in a news release Wednesday that they had chosen the hunters through a random drawing. More than 38,000 people entered.

The news release didn’t name the hunters or say when the drawing was conducted. DNR officials didn’t immediately reply to emails seeking those details.

The hunt will be limited to the Clam Lake herd, in Sawyer, Bayfield, Ashland and Price counties. It will run from Oct. 13 to Nov. 11 and from Dec. 13-21.

An additional license will be awarded through a raffle conducted by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased through the foundation’s website. The winner be drawn Aug. 11.