Majestic animals return to Southwest Virginia - Elk September 23, 2012

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Majestic animals return to Southwest Virginia - Elk September 23, 2012
... The elk reintroduced in the state through a restoration project in Buchanan County caused a bit of a stir, as this is the first herd brought intentionally into Virginia since the last native elk was killed more than 100 years ago. Supporters wanted to bring them in to generate tourism money and provide hunters with bigger game. Those in opposition were concerned about the potential for destroyed farmland and damage.

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