The Elk were being illusive that day.
And we had begun to think these ones
at the Elk Country Visitor Center
would be the only ones to see that day.
They are a mighty beast.
But the minute we stopped looking; there they were.
Two young bucks having lunch.
- Keep a Safe Distance — Elk are wild animals. Always observe from a safe distance, and at the minimum of 100 yards (the length of a football field). Risk of serious injury or death can occur if a safe distance is not observed. If you cause the animal to move, you are too close.
- Do Not Block Traffic — When viewing elk from your vehicle, park completely off the roadway or view elk from designated Wildlife Viewing Areas.
- Respect Private Property — Elk know no boundaries. Please respect private property when viewing elk.
- Be Mindful of Rutting Season — Mid-September through October is elk mating season. During this time bull elk are very protective of their harems and can be extremely aggressive.
- Do Not Feed Elk — Feeding elk in Pennsylvania is illegal.