Last native elk sparks a new beginning September 24, 2017 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

Last native elk sparks a new beginning September 24, 2017 Pennsylvania, The Courier-Express
...  150th anniversary of Jim Jacobs’ killing of the last native elk... In 1912, there was a movement spawned by the federal government to help reduce elk herds in Yellowstone National Park and the Jackson Hole refuge. Elk from those areas served as a source for PA’s elk reintroduction program.  The following year 50 elk at a cost of $30 a head were shipped by rail to Pennsylvania..,


... In 1913, Pennsylvania's first shipment of 50 Yellowstone elk arrived by train for reintroduction into the state in Clinton and Clearfield counties. An additional 22 elk were bought from a Monroe County farm.  In 1915 the commission bought 95 more from Yellowstone ... Throughout the 1980s, the entire elk herd in Pennsylvania was just 120-150 animals..,


These articles have been reviewed for relevance and content.  Some links to the original article may no longer be active.

Related News and Information