Elk used to roam the eastern part of the US until it was overhunted. Today however the elk has made a wild comeback. It is a resilient creature. Twelve couples were introduced into Kentucky and now there are over 24000 individuals that survive there.
Elk farms are coming into play. Elk feed more wildly on a variety of plants than cattle do. They can feed on grass, shrubs, weeds, and even tree bark. This can help the ecology of the planet grow to a more productive web. The result also leaves elk meat to be well appreciated for its taste and is low in fat, cholesterol, calories and high in protein.