HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Game Commission has again installed a camera on State Game Lands 311 in Elk County, in a field that typically is a hub of elk activity, as the bugling season heats up, the state agency has announced.
“Video and sound from the camera are being livestreamed at www.pgc.pa.gov, and viewers can expect not only to see elk, but turkeys, deer, possibly a bear and other wildlife as well,” said Travis Lau, spokesperson, state Game Commission.
Elk in the coming months will ramp up activity – with bulls becoming more vocal and competing with one another for available cows.
Said Lau: “Enjoying the show is just a few clicks away.”
Elk are “magnificent” animals, said Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans.
“The spectacle of their bugling season draws onlookers to the elk range each year,” he said. “Sometimes from hundreds of mils away. Witnessing that action, anywhere you go, without having to make a trip, is part of why the Elk Cam is so popular. The Game Commission is proud to bring it back for yet another run.”
The livestream is provided by HDOnTap and made possible with the help of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission.
“HDOTap is very excited to partner with the Game Commission for another year of wildlife viewing on the live cam in elk country,” said Kate Barone, marketing director. “Year after year, the Elk Cam is livestreamed to more than 1 million screens nationwide. The live cam allure lies in its unpredictability, showcasing the diverse wildlife of Pennsylvania in all its glory.”
The Elk Cam is slated to run until the end of bugling season, likely sometime in mid-October. The top time to see elk on camera is late in the afternoon.
(But for baseball and football, this could be the best viewing available. Will you be watching?)