Elk NetworkWisconsin Woman Makes Elk Hunting History

General | November 7, 2019

Lydia Pernsteiner is just like any other hunter. Well, that’s close but not exactly. She did grow up hunting deer with her mother, father and siblings. Now she hunts with other people including her husband, who just happens to be a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Pernsteiner recently made history when she became the first woman to harvest an elk in Wisconsin. She had her name drawn for the state’s second-ever managed elk hunt earlier this year – one of just five Wisconsin residents to do so. Five additional tags went to tribal members.

Pernsteiner shot a 5×5 bull elk in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest near Clam Lake.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation provided funding and volunteer manpower to assist with the successful reintroduction of elk to Wisconsin.

Go here to see a WAOW-TV news report about Lydia’s experience.