Yes, and elk populations in Nevada are on the rise. According to a 2009 study, conservation efforts for elk nationwide have proved extremely successful, and in Nevada, the population increase is over 100%.
The elk was actually a native species of Nevada prior to the 20th century. They became extinct in Nevada due largely to overhunting. In the 1930s, a herds of elk were brought from Yellowstone National Park to Spring Mountains and other areas of Nevada. In 1984, the Nevada Division of Wildlife supplemented the elk herd.
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