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.