Our state needs an elk herd.
Manage their numbers right, just like deer have to be managed right, and they won't destroy vegetation.
We all know that too many species of anything can cause problems, just like too many varmints can cause problems.
I agree with Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin about getting an elk herd started in this state. Instead of people buying a license to go out west to hunt, they could hunt the same species in our state.
That would keep the money here instead of going out west somewhere.
Don't we want more funding for our own state?
Anyone who is against elk is against their own economy. We need to improve the hunting industry because too many other industries are having layoffs.
The only thing we have left in the area is tourism, and hunting adds a lot to this industry.