After more than 15 years of effort by the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Leslie County has one of Kentucky's most healthy and robust elk populations.
Redbird Wildlife Management Area/Redbird Crest Trail
To learn more about the elk of Leslie County, a good place to visit is the Redbird Wildlife Management Area, including the Redbird Crest Trail:
Directions:Take exit 44 (Hyden Spur) off the Daniel Boone Parkway onto Hwy. 118; turn right at intersection of Hwy. 421/80. Drive West toward Manchester, for 6.1 miles, turn left onto Forestry Road. Camping, picnic, hiking trails, located along route. Follow signs to Redbird Crest Trail.