During my visits to the Pennsylvania Elk Range I have noted from a number of conversations that many elk viewers are confused over where that elk are hunted. For example one gentleman who struck up a conversation while watching a dominate bull and his harem at the parking area located in the bottom of this photograph commented that "they don't hunt these elk". He was surprised when he learned just how close to this position that legal elk hunting is conducted.
Photograph taken from the Porcupine Run-Winslow Hill viewing area bordering the Winslow Hill road.
The area center right of this photograph where the ground cover is a mixture of brown & green is in hunt Zone 2. I overheard one individual discussing with another about how he would like to be drawn for a tag for this area. He stated that he wants to kill an elk but wants it to be a fair chase hunt, not a high fence hunt where the elk cannot get away. I shudder to think that anyone could think that hunting elk anywhere near this area could conceivably be considered fair chase hunting.
Pennsylvania provides some of the very best elk viewing to be found anywhere thanks to the habitat around these and other viewing areas and the acclimated animals that will allow visitors to watch with wonder as these magnificent animals go about their daily business with scarecly a concern for the people standing nearby.