The Pennsylvania Game Commission Video, "Pennsylvania Elk: Reclaiming The Alleghenies" is a comprehensive overview of the re-establishment of the Pennsylvania elk herd, while "The Truth About Pennsylvania's Elk Herd", which I completed last year, was made from the point of view of an eco-tourist, serious photographer, and student of nature.
While "Reclaiming The Alleghenies" laid the groundwork for public acceptance of a modern day elk hunt, "The Truth About Pennsylvania's Elk Herd" questions how the hunt was implemented and covers many controversies surrounding the hunt.
Perhaps the most notable controversy was when the area immediately around the village of Benezette was to be opened to elk hunting during the 2006 hunt. (There was originally a significant area where no hunting was permitted to protect the elk around the public viewing areas). After a firestorm of public protest the decision was reversed.
Stay tuned for more about the controversies surrounding Pennsylvania's Elk Herd, along with information and photos on other Pennsylvania wildlife.