|Elk Country Visitor Center: June 16, 2010-photo by W.Hill|
There has been a lot of speculation as to when the Elk Country Visitors Center near Benezette, Pa. will open and today Paul Staniszewski, a Juried PA Wilds Artisan, sent the latest news concerning the center and the opening date.
Mr. Staniszewski reports, "I went up to Benezette this morning (Monday) and saw that a black iron gate like the one going to the Homestead has now been installed at the entrance to the visitors center.... Also, a cinder block base has been constructed to hold the Elk Country Visitors Center sign.... The people at the visitors center tell me that they will decide on Wednesday if they will open for Labor Day week".
The opening date will be posted on The Keystone Elk Country Alliance Website. Be sure to click on the Visitor Center tab.
Paul also reports seeing several bulls and hearing a lot of bugling on Winslow Hill as the rut gets underway.
|Pennsylvania Bull Elk: photo courtesy of Paul Stanszewski-all rights reserved|
|Gilbert Buildings Likely Scheduled For Demolition: Photo by W.Hill-Winter 2006|
|Porcupine Run-Winslow Hill Elk Viewing Area Sign: photo by W.Hill|
We have no other confirmation that the demolition is scheduled, but it is consistent with Game Commission policy as in most cases he PGC does not maintain buildings on lands which it acquire, unless they are suited for a specific need.
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill