_The so-called "elk zone" consists of Wayne, Lincoln, Boone, Mingo, Logan, Wyoming and McDowell counties. Already, one legislator is preparing a bill for introduction next winter to legalize elk hunting in the state, and Delegate Kelli Sobonya, R-Cabell, sees this as a bonanza for the tourism industry. "I plan on moving forward with it," she said.
Just like mountain lions, it seems that elk are slowly returning to their historical range, albeit in limited numbers and areas. There are already a number of states east of the Rockies that offer limited-draw elk hunts. Is yours one of them? Anyone ever draw out on an eastern elk hunt?