Wylie & Son: A Quest For The Best

Wylie Family

It began with a dream and a “retired” 320-acre dairy farm in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota. Craig Wylie bought the acreage with the idea of turning it into an elk ranch after becoming intrigued by the opportunities available in raising these majestic animals, the largest species of deer in the world and one of the largest land mammals in North America.

Craig’s son, Klint, took on managing the herd of 200+ elk and all operations at Wolf Creek Elk Ranch. The elk, selected for the best genetics to produce the healthiest stock, became the basis for Wapiti Labs, which uses Elk Velvet Antler in several of its all-natural pet supplements.

Wolf Creek Elk Ranch offers the elk a completely pollution-free, natural environment. To reduce stress, grazing land does not exceed two animals per acre. All animals are certified by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health and are registered with the
North American Elk Breeders Association. Routine checks are conducted by a registered veterinarian and a certified nutritionist to ensure proper health and nutrition. Wolf Creek Elk Ranch has been certified CWD and tuberculosis free.

Antlers are removed once a year from healthy bulls in a low stress process under the direction of the herd veterinarian. Wolf Creek Elk Ranch markets green and freeze dried antler as an ingredient product, and Wapiti Labs produces premium supplements created with Minnesota Elk Velvet Antler and Chinese herbs using a proprietary extraction process.

Today, Wapiti Labs’ natural pet supplements are endorsed, recommended and distributed by veterinarians practicing both Eastern and Western herbal medicine.