Elk may be reintroduced to West Virginia
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recently spoke to a group of sportsmen and women and during those remarks he talked about bringing elk back to West Virginia. Reports show the last native West Virginia elk was seen 137 years ago. West Virginia has studied it, but hasn't re-introduced elk yet. Kentucky and Virginia have each added elk to their states, although some farm groups oppose it. An elk management plan would have to come before the game animals are introduced.