Happy 100th birthday to Pa.'s elk
Fighting through farmer conflicts, disease, poor habitat and lack of star power, majestic elk are at their highest numbers in state's mountains.
By AD CRABLE, Outdoor Trails
Welcome back elk!
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the return of North America's largest deer to Pennsylvania, whose residents shot them all the first time around.
The story of bringing back the elk to the Commonwealth ranks up there with bald eagles, otters and fishers as successful comeback stories for native wildlife.
It's not been easy reestablishing these magnificent creatures and they still have their detractors.
But Pennsylvania's herd, currently close to a record 900 animals, is the largest in the Northeast and instills wonder for tens of thousands who travel to elk country each year. Read more: