Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School

Elk Return to West Virginia

 Mrs. Benson’s science classes were fortunate to have a visit from Captain Doug Benson of the WV Natural Resource Police. Capt. Benson spoke about the elk reintroduction to West Virginia.  He informed the students about capture, transport, and release of 24 elk from the state of Kentucky to Logan County, West Virginia.  The students also got a rare chance to see elk antlers up close and discussed the strength and size of the elk to be able to carry such weight.  Capt. Benson explained to the students that they were living in a historic time with the reintroduction of the elk and in their lifetime a potential hunt for West Virginia’s largest game animal.