The annual Pennsylvania elk hunting season opened Monday the 4th. According to the PGC Facebook page 51 elk were killed in the first three days. With today, Friday and Saturday to go along with another week of extended season in the open zone for unsuccessful hunters the kill rate should once again be very close to 100%.
Young bull on Winslow Hill
The Meadow Grounds Lake which I have reported on throughout most of the year remains drained to the six foot level. The PFBC has contracted with a company to do a geotechnical study of the dam to determine the problems and guide engineers in designing the necessary repairs.
The cost of the study is around $64,000. This will be covered by the PFBC however no further work including engineering will be done until full funding becomes available.
The whitetail mating season is beginning to heat up so I will be focusing most of my free time in the coming weeks on photographing the rutting bucks. While the November rut is the most exciting time of the year to be pursuing deer it is also an excellent time to photographing song birds while waiting for whitetail activity to occur. With most of the summer's leaves down, birds are much easier seen now than they were just a short time ago.