Friday, February 10, 2012

News From The PA Wilds

Dr. Walter Cottrell To Discuss Hazards Of Illegal Elk Feeding

According to PGC News Release #001-12: Dr. Walter Cottrell, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian, will discuss the harmful effects of winter feeding of elk at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Elk Country Visitor’s Center at 134 Homestead Dr., in Benezette Township, Elk County.

Elk At Feeder
This is actually part of a prolonged and intense campaign against the artificial feeding of most wildlife, especially deer and elk.  As usual there are several sides to this story and the subject was explored in some depth on this blog in the post: "Elk and People Issues With Elk, on July 29, 2010. I plan to explore more aspects of this important issue in the near future.

Paul Staniszewski Featured Artist

According to a Press Release by the Elk County Council on the Arts sent to us by Paul Staniszewski, "a solo art exhibition is being planned at the gallery on Saturday, February 18th from 10:00AM until 5:00PM to coincide with the 13th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. The featured artist for the month of February is Paul Staniszewski and he will be available to meet and greet visitors to the gallery on that day. Paul currently resides in Troutville, PA and spends a lot of time roaming the hills around Benezette looking for elk to photograph. His work will be on display and he will discuss the equipment, techniques employed, and share tips on how to successfully approach and photograph the elk."

Ron "Buckwheat"  Saffer and Paul Staniszewski Photographing Elk

The ECCOTA Gallery is located at 237 Main St. Ridgway, PA.

Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.