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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Elk and private lands

How much damage, property or otherwise, is caused on private lands in PA because of elk?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-28-2011, 11:19 AM
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It will depend who you talk to, for the answer on this. I have own a camp in the middle of the elk range and I would say very little. Local farmers and some locals will say a lot; however, our dcnr and local rmef did a lot of work putting up fences to keep elk out of certain areas. 80% or so of the land in the elk range is public, so it is not much of a concern. Other damage you hear a few hit on roads and by trains that is all I can think of, hope that helps. Others may have a better insight.
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Re: Elk and private lands

I've heard stories about a farmer who has shot many elk for crop damage. I've also heard that the PGC has offered to fence his lands, but he refuses. Any truth to that, or is that just a rumor?

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Try starting an orchard in the elk range, almost impossible without an electric fence. The truth is, elk are a huge headache for many rural landowners in the area.

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i find it interesting how people complain about elk damage in that region but have no quarrels reaping the economic benefits generated by tourism and such created by the elk

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That story is true, EDH. His place is on Rt. 120 between Renovo and Keating.

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mtnboy- If that story is true and it is obvious this is not a secret, why has the GC done nothing about it? I am not current on property damage wildlife laws but this can not be legal, right?

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Here we go again. That was a big issue some years back.

The PGC did address it. As I recall, citations were issued.
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i find it interesting how people complain about elk damage in that region but have no quarrels reaping the economic benefits generated by tourism and such created by the elk
You have to be kidding.There's basically two or three people that benefit financially from elk.The rest just have to put up with the nensense associated with them.
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i find it interesting how people complain about elk damage in that region but have no quarrels reaping the economic benefits generated by tourism and such created by the elk


You have to be kidding.There's basically two or three people that benefit financially from elk.The rest just have to put up with the nensense associated with them.
Really 2 or 3 people, huh. The money does not have to go straight to an individual for them to benefit from it. More money going into an economy benefits all not just those that recieve it directly. You might want to dust off an economics book or two.

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