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by Joe

Today while heading home from camp we had the most amazing experience on Winslow Hill. We were driving through just before noon when we noticed 2 cars stopped on the side of the road and someone wildly gesturing towards the field to the left. My initial response was that there was a newbie who spotted an elk in a field and was freaking out. Then I looked and saw about 20 or so elk walking through the field. I was impressed, but that was not too unusual.

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It was just then I was about to pull past the cars and out of the corner of my eye I see about 5 elk sprinting down towards the road. I of course waited for them to cross and then it happened. The largest heard of elk I have seen in a long time started pouring out of the woods and down across the road to the front and rear of me. They were coming to fast and in numbers to great to count, but my gut tells me it was way over 50 and closer to 100 if you include all the ones that were already across when we got there and the ones that were still walking in the field above us that had not crossed yet.

My wife and I were absolutely blown away by the numbers and the pace they were keeping. We were so excited we almost forgot to take photos. We luckily snapped out of our daze and here is a video and some pics we took.

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 Attention Students Interested in Salt Marsh Environment

The NJ DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ will be holding two sessions of an exciting week long residential summer program at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center for motivated students interested in exploring New Jersey's salt marsh environment. Session one will be held July 6-10, 2011, and the second session will be held August 8-12, 2011.  Both sessions are open to students entering grades 7 to 9.



Students will stay at the "Sedge House," a renovated duck-hunting lodge located in Barnegat Bay in New Jersey's only marine conservation zone. Here they will explore the Barnegat Bay ecosystem with Fish and Wildlife and Conserve Wildlife Foundation biologists using kayaks, microscopes, water-testing equipment, nets, and other scientific tools. While living a conservation lifestyle, students will gain a better understanding of current environmental issues affecting the bay and how the choices they make can have a positive impact upon their environment.

The cost is $425 and includes all meals, equipment and instruction. Space is limited and the application process will be competitive. Applications are due by March 31.

Interested parents and students are encouraged to learn more by attending an Open House at 10:00 am. on Saturday, February 26 at the Island Beach State Park Interpretive Center in Seaside Park, NJ. This is a great opportunity to meet the instructors and ask any questions you may have.

The courtesy of an RSVP is requested to if you will attend the Open House to Karen Leskie at (609) 748-4347.

For more information about the Sedge Island Student Field Experience and how to apply visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/sedge.htm .

GAME COMMISSION OFFICIAL TO APPEAR ON PCN CALL-IN PROGRAM

HARRISBURG –Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe will appear on Pennsylvania Cable Network’s “PCN Call-In” program on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.  Viewers of the hour-long program can call in questions about hunting, trapping and wildlife management to PCN toll-free at 1-877-PA65001 (726-5001).  (Please check local listings for the PCN channel in your area, or PCN’s website at www.pcntv.com.)

Available on nearly 150 cable systems throughout the state, PCN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan cable television network that airs unedited live and same-day coverage of
Pennsylvania House and Senate sessions, press conferences, speeches and other public forums where the business of the state is debated, discussed and decided.

PCN’s live interactive “Call-In” program allows viewers to speak directly with government officials, newsmakers, and other knowledgeable parties on current Commonwealth issues.  For more information, visit PCN’s website (www.pcntv.com).

 

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