Campfire Cooking Demonstration / Status of Elk In Wisconsin
September Programs at Copper Falls State Park Copper Falls State Park and their companion Friends’ group invite the public to enjoy the beauty of fall colors at the park. In addition to soaking in the beauty of the changing seasons, the park is offering three more educational events in September. First up on Saturday, September 18 th , those interested in learning about campfire cooking can get in on the fun as local volunteer experts host a campfire cooking demonstration from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This interactive program offers folks new recipes and a way to cook them the old-fashioned way. Tasty campfire treats will be served in keeping with current Covid19 protocols. Donations are welcome, as is the public. This program will be conducted just west of the main picnic area. Later that same day at 1:00 p.m., retired Wisconsin DNR Elk Biologist, Laine Stowell will present information about the status of elk in Wisconsin. In September, it is once again possible to hear male elk bugling in Wisconsin’s Northwoods as a result of reintroduction efforts that began in 1995. According to DNR, “Once widespread here and across North America, elk were eliminated from Wisconsin in the 1880’s due to unregulated hunting and habitat loss.” Learn first-hand how they made their way to the Northwoods and how they’re faring today. Hunters may also be interested in learning more, in order to identify and protect the state’s growing elk herd during the upcoming hunting season.