Elk tours begin at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Elk tours are starting up again at the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. They begin this weekend and will continue until March.

If you want to see elk, you have to get up early. Tours meet at 5:30 a.m., complete with breakfast and presentation about elk.

From there, tourists board vans and head into elk country.

"Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has a 100% success rate on seeing these elk, and when we see these elk it's in a quality environment," said park naturalist Trinity Shepherd.

People who work at Jenny Wiley say the tours offer an up close and personal elk experience.

"They get to get off the van and take pictures. They get to get really close to the elk," said Ginger Steele, group sales coordinator.

Over-hunting led to elk disappearing from Kentucky in the 1800s. The species was reintroduced to the Commonwealth in 1997, and now the state has the largest elk population east of the Rocky Mountains.

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