(04/09/2018)
West Virginia's new addition to the state's wildlife - elk - is expanding and where it ends, nobody knows.

Officials say the state's elk herd could rise to more than 100 by early summer, after this year's calves are born.

Maybe it could lead to West Virginia drivers having more collisions with elk than any other state.

The Division of Natural Resources has imported 51 elk from Arizona and 15 from Kentucky's Land Between the Lakes Elk and Bison Prairie.

The Kentucky elk were released shortly after arriving. The remaining Arizona elk are being held in quarantine at the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area in Logan and Mingo counties. When they're released, West Virginia's fledgling elk herd will total 87 animals.


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