Logan, a student and ATL of our Bucktails and Ursids camps, gives us a little background on the Elk in Pennsylvania in this weeks blog post. He also got some great pictures of the elk on a visit to Benezette:
The Eastern Elk that call Pennsylvania home weren’t always in Pennsylvania. The elk population was exterminated by over hunting by early settlers in the late 1840’s. From the help of the Pennsylvania game commission in 1913, they brought 50 Rocky Mountain elk into Pennsylvania. The cost of each elk was $30. Because of the Game Commission we now have a healthy and strong population in surrounding areas of Clinton County. The PA Game Commission is a great organization that helps and protects the wildlife population and ecosystem. I recently visited the Benezette Elk viewing center. I was able to capture some pictures of the Elk to share on this blog.