For plenty of Pennsylvania Elk photographs see Country Captures, as Salty probably took more still images in 2 1/2 days than I took in nearly two weeks, which was mostly because I concentrated on shooting video. He was with me from Monday, September 27, through mid-day on Wednesday the 29th.
Rutting activity declined after he left and Wednesday evening October 29th was relatively quiet, but during the night a cold front came through and activity resumed with a vengeance although several of the bulls moved from the area where Salty's photographs were taken to a spot about a mile away.
I found bull 8A with a harem in a meadow near the Gilbert Viewing Area. Soon bull 62 arrived and challenged him to a fight. There was several short fights between them, which ended with bull 62 leaving the scene. These shots were taken just before the fight. All of the fight scenes are on video and they are less than ideal as both bulls had numbered collars and also a restricted zone sign is in most portions of the scenes. Oh the beauty of photoshop that it can remove the collars, but I have not figured out how to remove them from video.
Stay tuned for more elk photographs and more information on the elk film, which will be available for mail order soon and is currently in stock at Benezett Store.