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Commission discusses elk herd

April 3, 2012

Photo by Joseph Bell - Doty McDowell, left, a wildlife conservation officer handling the eastern portion of Elk County, was on hand Tuesday morning to discuss issues with elk in Jay Township as Francis Gustafson, a Jay Township supervisor, listens.

RIDGWAY - Officials from the Pennsylvania Game Commission attended an Elk County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning to respond to critics from Jay Township who allege that the elk herd in their area is getting out of hand.
Officials indicated that the herd has not grown but rather a mild winter caused 32 elk historically located in the Medix Run area to migrate to Weedville.

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