Elk reintroduction proving successful in southwest Virginia
BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. – Elk were reintroduced to southwest Virginia in a three-year release from 2012 to 2014, and the effort seems to be working. The recorded number of elk since the release has grown from 75 to an estimated 300. People are coming from all over to see the elk and to take part in outdoor adventures. “There are people who will come from Pennsylvania, from Georgia, from North Carolina to come here for a chance to see the elk," said Kristi Rose of Southern Gap Outdoor Adventures. “I think this will be the key to Buchanan County’s success is this outdoor tourism.”The herds are protected in the wildlife management zone of Buchanan, Dickenson and Wise counties.
Video shows elk charge at crowd of people on sidewalk
CNNESTES PARK, Colorado (CNN) - Elk in Colorado are entering the "rut," or breeding season, and that means some of the bulls could become aggressive near humans, KMGH reported. A group of people in Estes Park apparently found that out this week, when a bull elk charged at them on a sidewalk, according to videos posted on Facebook on Thursday. The videos show the elk charging at the people, and then charging at a city worker's truck that pulled up on the sidewalk. The rut begins in the fall and ends around late January, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife . Officials advise people to give elk and deer plenty of space during rut, as bucks and bulls could become dangerously aggressive and attack without provocation.
Colorado bulk elk trapped in barbed wire
Colorado bulk elk trapped in barbed wire A 400-pound elk became trapped in barbed wire at Elk Ridge Park in Castle Pines, Colorado. Officials worked to free the animal, and in the end, the elk only received a few scrapes and made its way to safety. KCNC has the full story.cbsnews.com