Virginia Farmers Suffer from Elk, Daily Racing Form, 1919-10-30


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VIRGINIA FARMERS SUFFER FROM ELK RICHMOND, Va., October 29. Farmers in the Shenandoah Valley, and especially m Page County, Virginia, have petitioned the state department of game and inland fisheries through their game wardens for redress from the depredations of the elk. It will be recalled that about five years ago the State of Virginia bought 150 head of elk at a cost of between ,000 and ,000 and turned the animals loose in various parts of tho state, protecting them by act of the general assembly for five years from hunters. Farmers iu tlie section where the elk roam find that they are helpless against their depredations, growing crops being destroyed and much damage being done. The state commissioner of game is equally powerless in the matter, .unless the general assembly comes lo his assistance by allowing the farmers to kill the elk which arc destroying their crops.

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