An elk killed in northern Pennsylvania, circa 1928.
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A sedated elk is on a cart at a train station, surrounded by Game Commission officials.

Credit: Courtesy Pennsylvania Game Commission

Elk had been gone from Pennsylvania's woods for more than thirty years when the Pennsylvania Game Commission began reintroduction efforts in 1913 by importing western elk from Yellowstone National Park by train. In 1923 the state game commission opened a two-week hunting season. This lasted until 1930 and was then suspended until 2001.

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