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Unread 05-07-2014, 08:49 PM
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Elk in the East?

Hey guys I was just wondering if their are any elk in the east side of the US?
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    Unread 05-07-2014, 08:59 PM
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    Re: Elk in the East?

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    Hey guys I was just wondering if their are any elk in the east side of the US?
    Any reasonable search for information will answer that for you. Oklahoma, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and I'm sure I'm missing a few.
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    Unread 05-07-2014, 09:46 PM
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    Re: Elk in the East?

    Do they live in the wild or in cages/ private ranches?
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    Re: Elk in the East?

    Thanks to the RMEF they have been reintroduced in the wild and do have populations that can be hunted. Kind of like the Desert Bighorn here. Drawing a tag is the main factor to hunt them.
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    Unread 05-08-2014, 08:34 AM
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    Re: Elk in the East?

    It seems like they would be out of their natural habitat.
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    Re: Elk in the East?

    actually, elk were once very prevalent along the northeast and midwestern states. One could say that the elk's current range is not their natural habitat. They were originally a plains animal.
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    Unread 05-10-2014, 07:24 AM
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    Re: Elk in the East?

    Large herd in eastern Kentucky. 1000 tags were drawn this year. $10 fee to enter.
    If drawn $550 for bull and $400 for cow non-resident tags.
    They roan the foothills of eastern Ky. Old reclaimed coal fields and heavy wooded ridges. 16 counties I think. Draw ended April 30. Success rate is very high. DOW is very helpful. Go the Ky DOW site for all the info. You can hunt bow, rifle or blackpowder, your choice of weapon. Know quite a few at work that have drawn over the years.
    Link ; Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Elk Hunting
    History of elk restoration in ky ; https
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