|Woodring House: Photo by W.Hill|
At the briefing, PGC Northcentral Regional Director, Barry Zaffuto set forth the plans for the property, which include a headquarters building, roadside elk viewing, and a The Woodring Farm Hiking Trail, a 1/4 mile trail, which officially opened that day. The Trail is just past the Woodring House to the left and leads to a scenic overlook 1/4 mile away.
|Woodring Farm Hiking Trail: Photo by W. Hill|
NCR Director Zaffuto Speaks At Woodring Farm from Willard C. Hill on Vimeo.
After Mr. Zaffuto spoke I&E Supervisor, Doty McDowell announced the PGC fall schedule of events for the viewing areas and mentioned that on Saturdays there will be organized trail hikes on The Woodring Farm Hiking Trail.. He went on to mention that a web cam was installed to view the elk. He would not reveal the exact location--except that it was nearby. You may view the Elk Cam by going to the PGC Website and click on Elk Country Live Stream
At this point Mr. McDowell asked if there were any questions and LMO Colleen Shannon spoke up saying, "Representative Gabler just asked a question and it is very important to understand--this is still State Game Lands, so this is all land that can be hunted, there's nothing special about this as far as being restricted to hunting". McDowell then took over answering Representative Gabler's concerns and pointed out that the trail hikes stop on October 3rd this year, which is the first day of archery season. He went on to state, "this land was purchased for the sole purpose of hunting and trapping so we want to keep that at foremost". Below s the video.
NCR I&E Supervisor McDowell Explains Woodring Property Is Open To Hunting from Willard C. Hill on Vimeo.
In the clip below Mr. McDowell goes on to explain that it is only organized trail hikes that will end. You will still be permitted to walk the trail during hunting season.
Clarification Of Trail Use During Hunting Season from Willard C. Hill on Vimeo.
After the presentation, were were invited to follow Game Commission Officers to the scenic overlook.
|Overlook At Woodring Farm: Photo by W. Hill|
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.