Be sure to visit The Elk Expo website for full details. An important point to remember is that parking at the Visitor Center is limited and will be given first to vehicles with handicap parking require-ments. All other vehicles will be directed to parking at the Benezette Community Center from which two shuttles will run to and from the Visitor Center all day. There is a $3/car fee for parking and bus service to defray the cost of transportation. This service received little use last year as attendance did not meet expectations and most if not all parking was handled by the Visitor Center parking facilities. Attendance may be up this year so visitors should consider the possibility they will need to utilize the service.
Benezett Store To Have Booth At Expo
Benezett Store will once again maintain a booth at The Expo featuring many items including caps, sweat shirts, books, and videos.
|Benezett Store Booth At 2013 Elk Expo|
Click the following links for more information of these books:
Elk Scenic Drive
Elk Films to be available at Benezett Store Booth at Expo and at Benezett Store
I was ably assisted in producing this film by Ronald Saffer who provided several still photos and valuable editorial advice in preparing the script. Also David Anderson and John Koshinski provided dramatic bull fight footage. Marci Geise provided several still photographs and video footage of bears, while Paul Staniszewski provided several still photos and constructive criticism. Coy Hill provided the cover photo, and last but not least, Billie Cromwell provided valuable input in writing the script.
Also of special note is a violent fight between mature whitetail bucks that I filmed in 2002. There is a segment on Bull 36. a.k.a "Fred Jr."and Dogrope" which features segments of a dramatic fight between this bull and a large 6x6 in 200. This was before the bull was captured and collared. This is the same bull fight which is featured at present in the Elk Country Visitor Center presentation, but it is edited differently so it is not a duplicate of the show at the center.
Also available at the Expo or at the store is the 2008 release "The Truth About Pennsylvania's Elk Herd"
This film is dedicated to elk restoration pioneer, Ralph Harrison. It shows a year in the life cycle of the elk with a focus on the rut, and also discusses many of the controversies surrounding elk management today. It features a cover photo of Bull 36 in 2002, taken by Ronald Saffer, which was two years before he was fitted with a collar.
Click the following links for more information on these films.
For those who would like to see a sample before buying, they will not likely have a player at the booth at the Expo, but they should be playing the films at the store and restaurant. If not ask them if they will play you a sample.
I will not be at the Expo this year, but still encourage you to visit and support Benezett Store and the other vendors.
Originally published at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.