September 26, 2020

Elk Spotted In West Virginia

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Elk aren’t supposed to be in West Virginia but people and authorities have spotted as many as 11 elk roaming about in Boone and Logan counties. Neighboring Kentucky has nearly 6,000 elk spread out over 16 counties that were introduced into the state a number of years ago. Kentucky’s story of elk reclamation is one of success.

Authorities aren’t really sure how the elk got into these two counties. Boone and Logan are in the southwestern part of the state but do not abutt the state of Kentucky. It is not inconceivable that the elk migrated there but is not being thought of as a real likelihood. There is an investigation into a story of a truck loaded with elk passing through that area about the same time sightings were being reported.

Tom Remington

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