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The Elk of Pennsylvania #24607
08/15/09 05:08 PM
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James Morrissey Offline OP
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Hey Folks,

Next week, I am heading out to Western Pennsylvania to go find and photograph elk. Has anyone been out that way before and have any tips as to the best places to view/photograph them?

James

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: James Morrissey] #24608
08/16/09 07:11 PM
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I was born and raised in Sharon, PA which is western PA and I have never seen elk there or anywhere close to it. I guess you learn something new every day. I am going to google this now!

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: 3rd Time Around] #24609
08/17/09 06:30 AM
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Welcome, Margaret!! Yes, there is a small to medium sized herd of Elk in NW PA, in both Elk (appropriately named) & Clinton County, I am told. I am heading out to Elk County in two weeks with a friend of mine. We have been dealing with the Chamber of Commerce, who have been very helpful.

I was able to find this little article on their presence in PA. It is an old article (2000) and they were apparently reintroduced in 1999.

http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/pae/es_map/articles/article_66.mhtml

James

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: James Morrissey] #24610
08/17/09 05:12 PM
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This is very exciting to me. I have been living in Florida for a few years now and I will be going to Erie,PA at the end of September. I have already told my husband we are going elk hunting. (With the camera of course!) St. Mary's is about 3 1/2 hours away. Have a safe trip and let us know what you saw.

Margaret

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: 3rd Time Around] #24611
08/18/09 04:14 PM
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Hey Margaret,

You will, of course, be going at peak time..the end of September is the high time of the rut and hopefully you will get some great shots. I hope that if things go well that I will be able to take another weekend and do this as well.

-JM

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: James Morrissey] #24612
08/19/09 09:00 PM
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Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: James Morrissey] #24613
08/21/09 06:29 AM
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Hey James, Great links about elk in PA. I got good information from your links. Thank you very much.

Re: The Elk of Pennsylvania [Re: LilyPotter] #24614
08/27/09 06:33 PM
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I spent about an hour battle planning with my friend that we are going out to PA with tomorrow. The drive is about 300 miles from my apartment in Manhattan. I had not realized just how huge PA is (LOL, I know that those of you from 'large' states may take exception to this...but for those of us from around NE, PA is a monster). This is not really NW, but North Central PA.

We have about 3 or 4 hot spots and I hope to have goodies to share later on. If not, well, it is always a fun opportunity to explore.

James


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