As Pa. elk population increases, so do complaints January 28, 2012 Pennsylvania

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As Pa. elk population increases, so do complaints January 28, 2012 Pennsylvania, Yorkdispatch.com

Chris Rosenberg, head of the Deer and Elk section at the Game Commission, credits a management plan that created habitat for the elk, and ongoing efforts to monitor and better understand the herd's biology... Pennsylvania's wild elk population went extinct in the late 1800s, and small numbers of western elk were reintroduced in the early 1900s. The herd has grown from roughly 65 in 1971 to about 800 today, according to the state Game Commission... That's the largest herd of wild elk east of the Mississippi ...


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