The elk are scheduled to arrive at the refuge area of Peck Ranch on May 18 from a capture site in eastern Kentucky.
The animals have been fitted with GPS radio collars to help track their movement, health and preferred types of vegetation.
Elk that are to be reintroduced into Missouri have passed their health tests.
34 elk are expected to arrive April 30.
$35,000 grant for MO elk restoration approved.
Proposal in Jefferson City would have the state pay for elk/car crash damage