Elk Webcam PA – Benezette | Live Video

Live Elk Webcam PA

View the live HD Elk webcam in Benezette, PA. The Elk Country Visitor Center live streaming webcams located in north-central Pennsylvania.

The elk were reintroduced to the state of Pennsylvania in 1913 from western states. The releases in north-central Pennsylvania were a success & now exceed 1,000 elk. Elk are much larger and heavier than white-tailed deer. A mature male elk, called a bull, stands 50 to 60 inches at the shoulder and weighs 600 to 1,000 pounds. Females, or cows, weigh 500 to 600 pounds. Yearlings usually grow single spikes 10 to 24 inches in length, while older bulls may produce racks with main beams 4 to 5 feet in length and having five to nine tines to a side.

More on Elk

An elk with a total of 12 antler points is called a ”royal” bull; one with 14 points is an “imperial.” Elk primarily are grazers, eating a variety of grasses and forbs. Also, in winter they paw through snow to reach grass, or turn to twigs, buds and the bark of trees. The mating season is September and October. Bulls bugle invitations to cows and challenges to other bulls. Bulls fight with each other, joining antlers and pushing and shoving. Cowls give birth to a single calf in May or June, rarely twins. A calf weighs about 30 pounds and can stand when only 20 minutes old.