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Bernice Amburgey pets a horse in Knott County

May 17, 2011 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Bernice Amburgey feeds and pets a horse in the family barn in Mallie, Ky. The Amburgeys run horseback tours for elk viewing in Knott County, the self-proclaimed "Elk Capital of the East." Kentucky's elk population has spread to 16 counties with a current herd estimated at around 11,000, allowing for an elk hunting season, tourism opportunities and economic benefits.

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