Elk Cam Goes Live

Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania’s elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season.

And while there’s nothing quite like seeing a giant bull up close, or feeling your rib cage resonate as it lets loose an ear-splitting bugle, the opportunity again has come to get a glimpse of Pennsylvania’s prime time for elk – without ever having to leave home.

The Pennsylvania Game Commission again has installed a camera on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County, in a field that typically is a hub of elk activity as the bugling season heats up.

The camera was installed with help from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Bureau of Forestry and the Northcentral Regional Planning and Development Commission. 

Video and sound from the camera are being live-streamed at www.pgc.pa.gov, and viewers can expect not only to see elk, but also turkeys, deer and other wildlife, as well.

The live stream, which is provided by the Game Commission’s partner, HDOnTap, is the latest in a string of real-time wildlife-watching opportunities offered by the Game Commission.

The stream can be accessed at the home page of the Game Commission’s Web site by clicking on the Elk Country Live Stream button.

The page also contains information on Pennsylvania’s elk, where to view them and provides a link to the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Web site, which provides all sorts of handy information for anyone visiting elk country.

The live stream is slated to run until the end of the bugling season, likely sometime in mid-October. The top time to see elk on camera is late in the afternoon.

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