We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Been a reader for a couple years now, but not much of commenter - demonstrated by the delay in this comment. :)
I live in Kentucky, home of the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River, numbering over 10,000. In 2008, my husband was drawn for a cow elk tag and he got one with a rifle, after a couple weeks of bow hunting. We ended up with around 300 pounds of meat - and delicious meat at that! The bull elk season is currently on here in Kentucky. Good luck to everyone drawn!
Yes.....I've been following the progress of the elk herd in KY. What a great success and great conservation story. The area that was set aside for the introduction of elk was an area that had been surfaced mined for coal many many decades ago. With the help of the Rocky Mtn Elk Foundation and a number of other conservation groups (NOT environmental groups) the land was restored, replanted, and restocked with elk. The size of the elk in KY now rival those in most of the western states. The area also provides excellent habitat for a wide range of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Kudo's to the State of Kentucky.