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Elk Found Dead from Eating Corn in Northern Wisconsin

The elk that died was among a group moved from Kentucky last spring. The elk that died was among a group moved from Kentucky last spring. |  Photo: Wisconsin DNR, file

Updated: January 13, 2020 11:31 AM

MILWAUKEE - Authorities say an elk was found dead in northern Wisconsin after it ate corn put out by a landowner in a misguided attempt to help wildlife.

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The Department of Natural Resources said the animal found dead on Jan. 2 died from rumen acidosis. The condition affects deer and elk when their diet is changed too rapidly.

The elk, a young bull, was part of a contingent of animals transferred from Kentucky to Wisconsin in April. It had been released in the Flambeau River State Forest.

Authorities say the landowner was not cited for a violation but has pledged a donation to the state's elk program.

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