Develop additional OHV trailheads in strategic locations throughout the county as well as trailheads for horseback riding, wildlife viewing, hiking and mountain bikes. Also adding a street bike training facility at the OHV training center.
ELK AND WILDLIFE VIEWING
In July 2006, the primary KDRWR field agents for elk restoration met at the site for the proposed elk viewing area on reclaimed coal mine land. They determined one section of the trail system has the potenial for becoming the premier location for elk viewing having seen herds of over 200 in recent months. They wholeheartedly endorsed the concept and agreed to work with the community in their efforts.
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COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND INVOLVEMENT IN THE ELK VIEWING INITIATIVE.
Two residents of Knott County plan to offer trail rides to listen to elk bugle in the fall of 2006 which has become a major tourist draw to areas such as Pennsylvania. Conversations have already been started between the county and two state resort parks close by to bring some of their tourists to the site.
Two other entrepreneurs plan to offer wagon rides out to another area of the county where elk are prevalent to allow school children, senior citizens and people with special needs the opportunity to view elk and wildlife and share in the experience.
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