Re: pa elk herd
Just read up on the history of Eastern elk. Got me thinking, it says last Eastern Elk was killed in 1877 and by 1880 they were declared extinct. It then goes on to say "Not long after the last elk was killed in Pennsylvania, federal officials, worried about mushrooming elk herds in and around Yellowstone National Park, offered the animals to anyone willing to take them. The recently formed Pennsylvania Game Commission took Yellowstone officials up on their offer, and launched a program to reintroduce elk to Pennsylvania".. What would the odds of been for a few unknown native elk to still have been around?? Just curious, seems like a few elk could stay hidden for 35 years in late 1800's PA til there western cousins arrived.