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This photo, taken on a game camera on June 26, 2018, shows the first elk calf born and bred in West Virginia since elk were wiped out in West Virginia in the 1870s. Three calves were born in the Mountain State last June, but those were bred in Kentucky. (Courtesy WVDNR)

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West Virginia elk had fewer calves than expected

According to Randy Kelley, elk project leader for the state Division of Natural Resources, 10 to 15 calves appear to have been born between late May and mid-June. Kelley said the exact number is not yet known.