Wild Elk Return To Southwest Virginia May 18, 2012

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Wild Elk Return To Southwest Virginia May 18, 2012 WCYB
... "Many of the sportsmen here, when they were young there were no deer, turkey or bear in this county," ... Allen Boynton ... Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Elk Restoration Project ... the first wild elk to be released as part of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Elk Restoration Project.

Elk release is the start of what wildlife officials hope will grow to a herd June 8, 2012 Virginia, TriCities.com 
... In all, 16 adult elk – 11 cows and five bulls – were caught and quarantined in Kentucky, then brought in by trailer. They were kept for several days in an “acclimation pen” before being released into the wild, in a spot that overlooks much of what’s considered the elk restoration area: High Knob, Black Mountain, Pine Mountain and Big A.... While Wise and Dickenson counties opposed the release of elk ...


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