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19.00-21.50. and meets Monday evening July 27.lib 26.00-27.00; 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 by a University of Wisconsin professor of wildlife 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, with skull attached, in Wingra while he was fishing. 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 wildlife collection by Prieve's sister, Mrs. Emily B. Russell, Madison. Lake Wingra is a marl lake with a high concentration of calcium in solut : on," Schorger explains, "which accounts for the fact that the antlers and skull did not dissolve during the years they would have shown greater disintegration.' antlers found by Prieve !c "". . . Jr ,c jichoice were of good size. They measured inches at the maximum out -|pD/-inTTr width, and 51 inches along the r curve. Although not of rec- , size, this is very big as elkj AM go. Conclusive evidence such as this is particularly valuable from a scientific Standpoint, Schorger explains. Most of the antlers «found in lakes are the result of elk in fall Or spring wheni mediums the ice is thin. "Any similar finds which have been made anywhere in the state will be of great value in the historical accounts of the game spe-| cies in Wisconsin," Schorger ctn- tinues. He encourages anyone 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 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 the old recbfds that will pro-.. „. . , - , . ... . . tu heavy biologists and historians with No .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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    carisa – 24 Jun 2013