Frankfort, KY – The state plans to put up elk crossing signs on highways in Eastern Kentucky. Motorists have struck 55 of the animals since they were re-introduced into the mountainous region seven years ago.
Spokesman Norm Minch for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources says signs initially erected for the purpose have, over time, been removed by souvenir hunters. The new signs are similar to the deer signs most motorists are familiar with except the image is a bull elk instead of a whitetail deer.
The new signs will be placed in areas where higher concentrations of elk are known to exist