Elk in a pen near Stoney Fork, Ky.

January 25, 2011 | 3:02 p.m. CST
Several elk, mostly cows (females) and spikes (young males), stand behind an 8-foot high, double-fenced holding pen constructed on the property of a reclaimed surface coal mine near Stoney Fork, Ky., on Friday. After a 90-day holding period, the elk will be loaded into a trailer and moved to southeast Missouri.

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