|Elk Rut Peaks Last 2 Weeks Of September: Canon 7D-Canon 300mm f2.8|
For those not familiar with the area, there are almost always a lot of cows and calves on Winslow Hill, but bull sightings can be spotty at certain times of year. Winslow Hill is the traditional breeding grounds and bulls travel from far and wide to visit the hill during the rut, so the chances of seeing bulls increases exponentially.
Activity is usually best as soon as you can see to photograph in the morning and usually slacks off somewhere between 8:00 and 10:00. Fog is often a problem in the early morning, although a certain amount of it adds wonderful atmosphere to photographs.
|Late Evening In Elk Country: Canon 7D-300mm F2.8|
In a change from previous year, there is now a no parking sign along the right side of Dewey Road, shortly after one comes off of Winslow Hill Road. I assume one is required to park only in the parking lot. In recent years a lot of people parked there at peak times. Also you are not permitted to walk down the bank there and watch the meadow where the pond and the green water treatment tower is. In past years the restricted zone ended at the end of the Gilbert Meadow and it was permissible to do so, but now the restricted signs go toward Winslow Hill the entire way to the Game Commission Boundary. It had been freshly posted when I was there in August and I assume it has remained that way.
|Restricted Zone Signs Along Dewey Road|
Originally Posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard C. Hill.