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Another Elk Question

I was reading another thread and it got me thinking of a question. I have a cabin around 948 and sackett road in Elk county. Are there ever any elk that wonder up and over that direction. The reason I ask is because 2 years ago on the night that I bought my cabin my kids and I went for a ride on the owls nest road. I could've swore an elk crossed the road in front of us. Looked to big to be a deer and did not look like a bear. If your familiar with this road there are some areas where you can see a half mile in front of you. It was pretty far away and I couldn't tell from that distance. Just curious, thanks for any input.
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I was reading another thread and it got me thinking of a question. I have a cabin around 948 and sackett road in Elk county. Are there ever any elk that wonder up and over that direction. The reason I ask is because 2 years ago on the night that I bought my cabin my kids and I went for a ride on the owls nest road. I could've swore an elk crossed the road in front of us. Looked to big to be a deer and did not look like a bear. If your familiar with this road there are some areas where you can see a half mile in front of you. It was pretty far away and I couldn't tell from that distance. Just curious, thanks for any input.
We never saw any evidence of any elk in that part of the ANF or Owls Nest area until this bull showed up near Hallton a few weeks ago.

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RSB any chance it escaped from the elk farm? went past their this past weekend and didnt notice any in the fence

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RSB any chance it escaped from the elk farm? went past their this past weekend and didnt notice any in the fence
Nope it is wearing a Game Commission collar and ear tags so it came from the elk range. I believe it was probably collared as a calf in 2008. The collar was off the air because it has exceeded the life of the battery. They were looking to hopefully replace the collar if they can get the elk darted. That way they could get some pretty good data on where the elk is heading and what he is doing in his quest for new territory.

It is kind of interesting though that he has kind of settled in within a few miles of a herd of captive elk. A couple of years ago a bull went up near Smethport, settled in and he is still there, but he too settled in within a couple miles of an elk farm. It might be that they are getting the scent of these captive elk from a lot longer distance than we would ever expect and that influenced their travel patterns or it could be just a coincidence they both ended up near captive elk herds.

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