West Virginia -(Ammoland.com)- As part of its new elk reintroduction plan for southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced leases of nearly 9,000 acres in Logan and McDowell counties that will be a major part of the new “elk zone.”
The announcement was made by DNR Director Bob Fala Sept. 11 at Chief Logan Lodge during a reception for many of the organizations and individuals who have played a major part in the elk program. In particular, Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP), the lessor of the property, was thanked.
In McDowell County, 4,500 acres will adjoin the existing Tug Fork Wildlife Management area, which already covers 2,266 acres between Iaeger and Welch. Additionally, 4,300 acres has been leased near Holden in the west-central part of Logan County and has been named “the Tomblin Wildlife Management Area” after Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Logan County native who has made the elk reintroduction a priority of his administration.
“The Tomblin WMA will be managed by the DNR in cooperation …read more