Young elk tangled in horse fence freed and collared in Clinton County

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Photo Credit: John Wasserman

CLINTON COUNTY, PA. — Wildlife Conservation Officers in Clinton County recently freed a young bull elk caught in a horse fence. It happened on Valentines Day. WCO Mark Fair of Potter County received the call. Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists Jeremy Banfield and Brock Catalano and WCO Tom Sabolcik also responded.

When they arrived at the scene, they found the bull, whose antlers were tangled in nylon rope and tree branches. They safely immobilized the elk and removed the rope from its antlers. Once free from the entanglement, the elk received a set of ear tags and a radio collar so his movements can now be tracked.

Great, job, gentlemen. And keep your head high, young bull.
16640781_1377281902303698_5150969432870337655_n

16649055_1377281892303699_870705952017951479_n

16730345_1377281972303691_1613745964720512912_n

16730569_1377281895637032_8366433447291498671_n

16807175_1377281898970365_8707633196852866217_n

16830820_1377281888970366_7317107191630047233_n