Minnesota has about 100 wild elk in the northwest corner of the state. A meeting in Greenbush, Minn. Thursday evening will look at possible changes in the state's elk management plan that expires at the end of next year.
One thing that's sure to come up is agricultural damage, since elk occasionally feed on hay or crops, said John Williams, DNR northwest region wildlife manager.
"It's not a lot, because there's not a lot of elk," Williams said. "But if you're one of the people that has a problem, then you really do have a problem and you have to deal with it."
Farmers can file claims with the state for elk damage. The latest count showed 108 animals in three small herds near the Canadian border.