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WV Elk Herd Continues To Grow

January 16th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

In his State of the State Address, Governor Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources will introduce 40 new elk to the state’s growing herd in 2024 and create a visitors center and observation tower in Logan County to help tourists and wildlife enthusiasts see these animals in a natural setting.  West Virginia’s elk population was 22 when Gov. Justice took office. Since 2018, the WVDNR has introduced 57 elk from Kentucky and Arizona to the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan County. The current elk population is 110.