Sometimes the best classroom is a helicopter. At least, that’s the case for some students in the Forestry program at the University of Kentucky.
Tasked with keeping an eye on southeastern Kentucky’s growing elk population, a group of students took to the sky to survey both whitetail deer and elk.
“There’s quite a few of them now in eastern Kentucky,” Dr. Cox told WKYT-TV. “We think maybe 10,000 elk or more that are there. Which is about twice the number that are in Yellowstone National Park.”
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