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West Virginia to receive another elk shipment from Kentucky

(AP) — West Virginia’s fledgling elk herd will get another boost from a recreation area in Kentucky. The Charleston Gazette-Mail ... related events Seattle’s largest batch of single-family homes in decades is pitched for ‘oasis’ site State ...

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CHARLESTON, W.Va(AP) — West Virginia’s fledgling elk herd will get another boost from a recreation area in Kentucky. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan and Mingo counties will receive 17 elk from Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. “This is great news for all West Virginians as we continue to restore this magnificent native species to our state,” GovJim Justice said in making the announcement Friday. Paul Johansen, wildlife chief for the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, said the arrangement has been in the works for about two months. Most Read StoriesAmazon Go cashierless convenience store opens to the public in Seattle  VIEWRenewal and resistance in Seattle — thousands take to streets for Women’s March  WATCHWSU Cougars now focus on healing after death of quarterback Tyler HilinskiLandslide watch: Can experts predict collapse at Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge?Analysis | Why did the Seahawks move on from Kris Richard as defensive coordinator? A look at the numbersSale! Save over 90% on digital access.“The folks at (Land Between the Lakes) reached out and notified us that they had some surplus animals they were seeking a home for,” he said“Of course we were interested.” The natural resources division will pay the U.SForest Service $500 for each elk, he said. DNR officials will travel to western Kentucky in early February to help with the processing. The 17 elk earmarked for West Virginia will be radio-collared, implanted with microchips, tested for diseases and quarantined for 30 days while the test results are analyzedAt the end of the quarantine period, DNR workers will transport the animals to West Virginia. Johansen said the DNR is particularly interested in getting a few more breeding-age cows to more rapidly expand the state’s elk population. A previous shipment from Land Between the Lakes consisted of 12 cows and 12 bulls, which were released in late 2016Of those 12 cows, three were pregnant and bore calves in June 2017. The DNR also has an arrangement in place to receive 70 elk from ArizonaDNR personnel will travel there on Jan21 to assist with the capture and processing of those animalsAgency officials expect the Arizona animals to be shipped to West Virginia early this spring. ___ Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, The Associated Press Next StoryMontana fair official is new Nebraska State Fair director Previous StoryKansas archbishop elected to lead anti-abortion role // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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