Wildlife sightings may dramatically increase as herds of elk and deer tend to congregate in areas where the sun has melted the snow cover away, exposing desirable food sources such as the food plot below located on a reclaimed area of SGL 311 in Elk County.
|Bare Areas Appear As The Snow Cover Recedes|
|Bull Elk Sparring In The Early Morning Sun|
Unlike elk, whitetail deer in Pennsylvania shed their antlers in a period ranging from December to April, but the great majority have lost them by early February.
|Most PA Bucks Have Shed Their Antlers By Early February|
|In Winter, Animals Prefer Sheltered Areas Exposed To The Rays Of The Sun |
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill