My last visit with him was in March of this year
Kisser never once showed any aggression or fear during any of these encounters. I watched while he was approached by some, much closer than I would have felt comfortable with, and yet he was always the perfect gentleman.
Now he is gone, shot last Monday, the first day of the Pa Elk Season. His antlers measured an amazing 14" circumference at the base. A bull that was totally trusting of humans, spent time in the village of Benezette and thrilled elk viewers for a number of years is now a trophy.
Last year it was the 9X8, this year it was Kisser. The sad legacy of killing the trusting Pennsylvania elk in the name of hunting continues.............