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Pennsylvania Elk Rut! A Photo Safari

Photograph the Elk in Central/West Pennsylvania as They Compete for Their Harem!

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Elk in Pennsylvania? You bet! PA is home to 800-900 wild free-ranging elk, centered around the town of Benezette, Mid to late September is a great time to see them, as bulls gather harems and challenge each other for breeding rights during the annual rut.

Join wildlife photographer Sean Quintilian for 2 morning and 2 evening shoots, to avoid the crowds this is a Monday and Tuesday workshop. We will arrive pre-dawn each morning to set up and listen to the elk bugle in the pre-dawn light. The morning session will last until 11 or 12, Followed by a late breakfast/lunch and a mid-day break at the hotel. We will go back out each evening for 3-4 hours.

Photography will focus on the bull elk as they bugle, strut, herd and maybe defend their harems.

Clearfield PA is about 4 hours from the Baltimore/Washington area and a 30 minute drive to location. A group of rooms have been reserved for Sunday and Monday night at the Comfort Inn. Approximately $115 a night paid at check in.