PA Elk Country Visitor Center - Cam 2
Welcome to the Elk Country Visitor Center live streaming webcams located in north-central Pennsylvania – Cam 2. There are two HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras streaming the elk herd 24/7 at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette, PA managed by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. The elk were reintroduced to Pennsylvania starting in 1913 from western states in an ambitious effort by the PA Game Commission. The releases in north-central Pennsylvania were successful and the herd now numbers more than 1,000 elk.
Elk are much larger and heavier than white-tailed deer. A mature male elk, called a bull, stands 50 to 60 inches at the shoulder and weighs 600 to 1,000 pounds. Females, or cows, weigh 500 to 600 pounds. Yearlings usually grow single spikes 10 to 24 inches in length, while older bulls may produce racks with main beams 4 to 5 feet in length and having five to nine tines to a side. An elk with a total of 12 antler points is called a ”royal” bull; one with 14 points is an “imperial.” Elk primarily are grazers, eating a variety of grasses and forbs. In winter, they paw through snow to reach grass, or turn to twigs, buds and the bark of trees. The mating season is September and October. Bulls bugle invitations to cows and challenges to other bulls. Bulls fight with each other, joining antlers and pushing and shoving. Cowls give birth to a single calf in May or June, rarely twins. A calf weighs about 30 pounds and can stand when only 20 minutes old. In spring and summer, bulls go off by themselves, living alone or in small groups. Cows and calves tend to remain in family units composed of a mature cow, her calf, and yearlings. Sometimes several families band together.
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