PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — A Kentucky state park is planning to open its elk-viewing season with an Elk Night buffet.

State parks officials say the buffet is set for Sept. 16 from 4-9 p.m. at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg. The buffet is held on the first day of elk-viewing tours that run through the fall and winter at the eastern Kentucky park.

The menu will include elk roast, elk chili, elk meatloaf along with many other dishes.

Elk were re-introduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. The agency estimates there are more than 10,000 elk in Kentucky. Some of the best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in eastern Kentucky.

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