The Virginia Board of Game and Inland Fisheries passed the 10-year Virginia Elk Management Plan at its March 21 meeting.
Wildlife can be beautiful to watch from a distance, but close up it is causing damage for farmers, landowners and even some city dwellers.
In the winter when perennials are sleeping, there is still a lot of enjoyment to be found in the garden.
Wildlife predators are not just a problem for cattle and sheep farmers, they are harming the state’s aquaculture industry as well.
Chuck Shorter has been fighting to keep coyotes from killing his livestock since at least 1973, “and I’m still fighting them,” he said.