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ELK in West Virginia: The Return is Happening
July 21, 2017 @ 8:01 pm - 8:05 pm
The reintroduction of elk in Southern West Virginia happened in late 2016. As the herd grows, hunters and tourists will begin to see this once plentiful big game animal in the Mountain State return. WVDNR biologist Randy Kelley is the lead manager of the project. Kelley will be presenting WVs Elk Management Program, from the initial possibility, through receiving Elk from Kentucky and the release into southern West Virginia mountains. Video highlights of the release is part of the program. His expertise in answering questions about necessary habitat, elk attributes, and long term plans and goals of Elk Restoration in WV is entertaining and educational. The program is free to attend and open to the public. Youth and adults welcomed. Light refreshments. Register for a doorprize. Program begins at 8:00 p.m. Cacacpon Lodge.