A statewide sportsmen’s group says it’s dropping an effort to reintroduce elk to western Maryland.
Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources says chronic wasting disease was not found in any of the 278 deer tested this season.
A group supporting the reintroduction of elk in western Maryland says it hopes the state will decide this spring whether to move forward on the proposal.
Proponents of reintroducing elk to western Maryland say the animals would generate $4.4 million a year in tourist dollars.
A new survey finds nearly three-quarters of Marylanders support reintroducing elk in the state’s western counties.
The Department of Natural Resources says it plans to conduct an extensive public opinion survey on a proposal to reintroduce elk to western Maryland.
A proposal to reintroduce elk in western Maryland is running into opposition in Garrett County.
Maryland is home to Elkton and Elkridge, but elk haven’t roamed the state since the 1700s.
Pittsburgh police aren’t commenting on a prosecutor’s decision to drop charges against two workers charged with stealing two massive sets of elk antlers.