Elk restoration project begins near Grundy

May 20, 2012 Full story: Staunton Daily News Leader 18

One of the first elk released on reclaimed mine land in Buchanan County explores its temporary holding pen Friday morning.

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Reality

Pikeville, KY

#1 May 21, 2012
How long will it take before one of our good Poachers will kill one?I think less than a week after they are turned loose.
Curious

Grundy, VA

#2 May 21, 2012
Seems like a good idea to me but I do wonder if they will make it through hunting season.
What

Grundy, VA

#3 May 21, 2012
What the shit are they going to eat. They need big grass fields. All we have is brush and grapevines and poison ivy. The poachers kill these deer when they see them no matter what time of the year it is. They will do the same to the Elk. Game Wardens are a joke. They dont give a dam what goes on.They have never responded to reports that I know of about poaching. To bring those kind of animals in here is just giving them a death sentence. Deer and Elk.
Funny

Charlottesville, VA

#4 May 21, 2012
Those Elk are fitted with tracking devices, one is a collar and one is embedded under the skin and is monitored 24 hours a day by satellite. If one stops moving for any period of time someone is sent to that location to check on the Elks condition. I would hate to be the one caught killing one. A person would get a long jail sentence.
RANGER ROY

Dyke, VA

#5 May 21, 2012
Curious wrote:
Seems like a good idea to me but I do wonder if they will make it through hunting season.
Hunting season for deer in Buchanan will have to be canceled for at least five years. Other counties may be resrtcted as well depending on outward migration of the elk.
okay

United States

#6 May 29, 2012
If hunting season for deer is canceled for 5 years will there not be a population explosion? and then the elk will have nothing to eat because of all the deer and the disease factor will go up as well.
Tulip

Elkton, VA

#7 May 30, 2012
Deer and elk do not eat the same things. Deer won't eat hay, elk will.
bigboy109

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jun 3, 2012
i for one am a land owner and farmer. the deer eat enough but the the elk are three times as bad. i signed to keep them out of va. if there is one on my property you can rest assured that i will get rid of it.
ummm

Grundy, VA

#9 Jun 3, 2012
Yes, because before people deer were just breeding and destroying everything right?

That's a lie hunters make up to make themselves feel like they're doing something good when they shoot an innocent animal, saw it's horns, and proceed to chuck it over the hill.
Not Sure

Pikeville, KY

#10 Jun 3, 2012
bigboy109 wrote:
i for one am a land owner and farmer. the deer eat enough but the the elk are three times as bad. i signed to keep them out of va. if there is one on my property you can rest assured that i will get rid of it.
When you do I hope they put your big azz in jail,just maybe some big Buck will put a load off in you.
Yes

Harrisonburg, VA

#11 Jun 3, 2012
And farmer, I'll be the first to laugh when the dgif knocks your door down after you "get rid of it". Not only are those elk collared, but microchipped and monitored around the clock. Fire away farmer.
Dirty Larry

Warrenton, GA

#12 Jun 3, 2012
bigboy109 wrote:
i for one am a land owner and farmer. the deer eat enough but the the elk are three times as bad. i signed to keep them out of va. if there is one on my property you can rest assured that i will get rid of it.
its redneck ratards like this that we had to re stock turkey, deer, and now elk within the county... i hope no moron shoots a elk but if it does happen i hope they get the max penalty ... i dont care if you got a farm or not neither does the state... and if you do shoot one be prepared to suck the long pecker of the law
Ranger Roy

Penn Laird, VA

#13 Jun 3, 2012
Why stop with Elk?? Bison were east of the Mississippi at one time, so why not?

We could also do with some top line predators like Grizzly Bears, Mountain Lions and Wolves.

And while were at it, there are those who believe that our growing expertise in DNA and cloning technology will give us the ability to bring dinosaurs back from extinction. Hurley would be a good place to stock the dinosaurs.
QUESTION

Grundy, VA

#14 Jun 3, 2012
Im very excited that the elk are here in buchanan county,My grandfather was a hunter,my father hunts,I hunt, and my son is learning the ropes.Any farmer in buchanan county that shoots an elk was growing nothing more than marijuana,How many production farmers have you met in buchanan county,Ive been here 30 years and have yet to meet one.Some people dont realize a good thing when they see it!!
from grundy

Clintwood, VA

#15 Jun 8, 2012
we all hear about all the things that deer and elk damage. But they use to be here long ago and I thing that it wil bring lot of people in to hunt had to look at the elk herd. A that means they will be buying thinks in the county like food, gas.and drinks this is A good thing if you think about in whe else would people come to Grundy
can they get any dumber

Grundy, VA

#16 Jun 18, 2012
really releasing elk in buchanan county i hope they dont make it this has got to be the most stupid thing ever if we needed elk they would already be here just like now we are being overrun by deer bring jobs not stupid elk
seriously

Grundy, VA

#17 Jun 18, 2012
oh they are jobs here....just not enough people here that can pass a drug test to fil them!!!
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