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100th anniversary or not, elk remain something special in Pennsylvania

100th anniversary or not, elk remain something special in Pennsylvania

Year after year, Labor Day weekend kicks off a period of increased activity on Pennsylvania’s elk range. As elk begin ramping up their routines ahead of peak bugling season, visitors flock to areas where they can see the wild spectacle unfold. In a typical year, an estimated 75,000-100,000 people visit Elk County alone during the […]

September 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Events celebrate 100th anniversary of elk restoration in Pennsylvania

Events celebrate 100th anniversary of elk restoration in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has put together a slate of special activities in the Pennsylvania elk range this year to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of efforts to restore elk to Pennsylvania. Friday, Oct. 4 – Visit with Game Commission staff members at the elk viewing areas; 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 – […]

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Elk viewing areas open to the public in Pennsylvania elk range

Elk viewing areas open to the public in Pennsylvania elk range

The Pennsylvania Game Commission maintains several special elk viewing areas with the Pennsylvania elk range. Winslow Hill Elk Viewing Area, atop Winslow Hill, 1.2 miles north of Rt. 555 on left side of Winslow Hill Road from Benezette. The View overlooks State Game Lands 311, the head waters of Porcupine Run and numerous reclaimed surface […]

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Elk Expo Committee seeks vendors for Pennsylvania Elk Expo

Elk Expo Committee seeks vendors for Pennsylvania Elk Expo

The Elk Expo Committee relaunching the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo Aug. 17-18 at the Elk Country Visitor Center on Winslow Hill near Benezette, Elk County, is seeking vendors of outdoor gear, art and related merchandise and services. It’s an outdoor event and only a limited number of vendor sites will have electrical hookups. Those […]

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Elk Expo Committee seeks art and photos of Pennsylvania elk for patch contest

Elk Expo Committee seeks art and photos of Pennsylvania elk for patch contest

Original photos or art of Pennsylvania elk are sought for the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo patch contest, which will accept entries through Thursday, Feb. 28. An entry form can be found on the website of the Elk Expo Committee for the 2013 Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which is planned for Aug. 17-18, at […]

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Pennsylvania Elk Expo to be reborn in August 2013

Pennsylvania Elk Expo to be reborn in August 2013

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, which has been absent from the Pennsylvania elk range for the past four years, appears ready for a comeback this year, the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the restoration of elk to Pennsylvania. The elk expo is planned for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, at the Elk Country […]

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Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo, the first one, in 2001

Pennsylvania Elk Outdoor Expo, the first one, in 2001

Pennsylvania elk enthusiasts, remember the first elk expo Sept. 29-30, 2001, on Winslow Hill near Benezette, Elk County? Here’s the advance publicity the Pennsylvania Game Commission issued back then. During the most dramatic and spectacular time for Pennsylvania elk watching, visitors to the communities within the 835-square-mile elk range in northcentral Pennsylvania can take part […]

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a mover-shaker in the ongoing story of elk in Pennsylvania, has another great membership year

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a mover-shaker in the ongoing story of elk in Pennsylvania, has another great membership year

Membership in the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation now stands at an all-time high of 196,079. The new membership total, as of the final day of 2012, is 11,944 higher than the end of 2011. It marks the fourth consecutive year of record growth for the RMEF, which has beena principal in the ongoing restoration of […]

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