Elk

This photo was taken last fall in Elk State Forest by Paul Staniszewski of Troutville.

Saturday, Aug. 17

  • 9 a.m. — Flag Raising Ceremony, vendors open
  • 10-10:45 a.m. — “Welcome to the Rut” at the main tent, a program about elk behavior during the rut.
  • 10:30-noon, 2:30-3 p.m. — “Mis Behavin’” at the ECCO building
  • 11 a.m. — Pennsylvania Game Commission’s K9 Unit Demonstration at the main tent, storyteller Dennis Murray at the rest tent, caricature artist John Manders near the Mock Goose Hunt station.
  • 11:45-12:30 p.m. — Trail Cams at the main tent
  • Noon-5 p.m. — Musician Nick Forsyth performs at the rest tent
  • Noon, 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. — Mock Goose Hunts at the edge of field
  • 12:30 p.m. — Elk Overview with the PGC at the ECCO building, “para cord make and take” with Keystone Elk Country Alliance at the main tent
  • 1 p.m. — PGC Elk License Drawing at the ECCO building
  • 2 p.m. — Carver Jeff Keiffer of Golden Feather Decoys at the rest tent, conservation Trivia at the main tent
  • 3-4 p.m. — Keystone Elk Country Alliance “Elk Calling Contest” at the main tent
  • 3:45 p.m. — 2019 Elk Patch Contest Winner Award at the rest tent
  • 4-4:45 p.m. — Atlatl Seminar at the main tent
  • 5-5:45 p.m. — Storyteller Dennis Murray at the rest tent, Wapiti Roost Chapter “calling contest” at the ECCO building, “Living with Snakes” at the main tent

Sunday, Aug. 18

  • 8 a.m. — Vendors open
  • 11 a.m. — Trail cameras for beginners at the ECCO building, caricature artist John Manders and face painting near the Mock Goose Hunt station.
  • 11:45 a.m. — Pursuing Pennsylvania Predators wit Freddie McKnight at the main tent, Wrangler Band at the ECCO building.
  • Noon — Mock goose hunts at the edge of field, musician Nick Forsyth performs at the rest tent.
  • 1 p.m. — Keystone Elk Country Alliance elk tag raffle drawing at the ECCO building
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. — PA Wilds Nature Trivia at the main tent
  • 3-4 p.m. — Storyteller Dennis Murray at the rest tent

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All weekend

  • Pennsylvania Trappers Association demonstrations and exhibit booth
  • Pennsylvania Game Commission black bear processing
  • Flint knapping demonstration with archaeologists
  • PGC Archery Range
  • Atlatl Throw, a 10,000-year-old hunting technique with the North Fork Chapter #29
  • Feet are Neat, tracking in the PA Wilds
  • Elk Trap Unit with the PGC and Elk biologist Jeremy Banfield
  • KECA’s Kid Korner, nature crafts, bird feeders and more

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides from 5-7 p.m.

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