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Prieve Family please do - lb ty cil meets Monday evening July 27.lib Elk...
lb ty cil meets Monday evening July 27.lib Elk Once Roamed Most of State, Findings Reveal MADISON — Evidence that elk'condition. Had Wingra been an once loamed in-some 41 of Wis- 1 acid lake, the, skull and antlers consin's 71 counties has been unearthed unearthed by a University of Wisconsin Wisconsin professor of wildlife management—who management—who now asks that anyone having additional evidence get in touch with him so the record can be complete. The professor is A. W. Schorger, who is working cn the history of various game animal and bird species in Wisconsin. Prof. Schor-j ger is also a member cf the State Conservation Commission He explains that the records of elk being seen or shot in the state end about 1870, according to the best information now available from newspaper accounts and ouv er sources. The most recent evidence came from Lake Wingra in Madison Prof. Schorger adds. Some 30 years ago the late William Prieve of Madison found a set of elk antlers, antlers, with skull attached, in Wingra Wingra while he was fishing. Schorger Schorger recently learned of Prieve's find, and discovered that the ant- leis were still in existence. They now have been given to the University's University's wildlife collection by Prieve's sister, Mrs. Emily B. Russell, Madison. Lake Wingra is a marl lake with a high concentration of calcium calcium in solut : on," Schorger explains, explains, "which accounts for the fact that the antlers and skull did not dissolve during the years they would have shown greater disintegration.' disintegration.' The antlers found by Prieve !c „. . . Jr ,c were of good size. They measured 47',i inches at the maximum out side width, and 51 inches along the outside curve. Although not of rec- ord size, this is very big as elkj go. Conclusive evidence such as this is particularly valuable from a scientific Standpoint, Schorger explains. explains. Most of the antlers «found in lakes are the result of elk drownings in fall Or spring wheni the ice is thin. "Any similar finds which have been made anywhere in the state will be of great value in the historical historical accounts of the game spe-| cies in Wisconsin," Schorger ctn- tinues. He encourages anyone having having a knowledge of such early elk records to get in touch with him by phone or mail at the University pf Wisconsin department of wildlife wildlife management, He points out, however, that there were some importations of elk into Wisconsin at various times since 1870, and there are a nunv ber of recent records of elk in the state, particularly in the, northern counties. These records are of little interest from a historical standpoint — what Schorger wants are the old recbfds that will pro-.. , . , - , . ... . . tu vide biologists and historians with .an idea of where the original Wis- were submerged. "Even "the grind-! consin elk herd'roamed before the ing teeth in the skull are in goodiwhite man began to build,

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 20 Jul 1953, Mon,
  3. Page 13

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