04 Mar
All About Elk

1:00 pm
Learn all about Pennsylvania elk as KECA staff provide you with information about the history of our elk herd, elk physiology and elk behaviors. KECA staff will be more than willing to answer any questions you may have about elk as well.


05 Mar
Navigation by Compass

1:00 pm
In a world where technology is always within our grasp, sometimes it is nice to take a step back. Orienteering is a highly valuable skill that is not well-practiced in our modern society. Forget about your GPS for a second, and take a step back with us as we teach you how to navigate using only a map and compass. *A compass will be provided for each guest participating in the weekend program*

11 Mar
Evergreen Chapter Banquet

Be a part of the Evergreen Chapter's fundraising efforts to conserve beautiful Elk Country for current and future generations! This year's
banquet will be held at the Rustic Lodge in Indiana, PA.
For more information, please contact Cathy Kimmel.   
Click to print your   Banquet Information Letter     Banquet Application


11 Mar
Outstanding Owls

1:00 pm
Come enjoy an informative presentation on the amazing adaptations of owls. Learn how to identify owls found within Elk Country, and find out why they are such amazing predators.


11 Mar
Pine Creek Chapter Banquet

Come out to the Whitneyville Fair Grounds in Wellsboro, PA to join the Pine Creek Chapter in some fun and fundraising!
For more information, contact Terry Bryant.   Please click the following links to print your banquet documents.    Banquet Letter     Banquet Application


12 Mar
Return of the Fisher

1:00 pm
Originally found in Penn's Woods, the fisher has had a long journey to once again become established in the ecosystem of today's Pennsylvania forests. Learn more about this fur-bearing predator, and about the conservation efforts that have led to the return of this elusive predator.


18 Mar
Elk Country Chapter Banquet

Join the Elk Country Chapter in a night of fundraising for the conservation of beautiful Elk Country. This year's banquet will be held at the Royal Inn in Ridgway, PA. Email Tom Wehler for more information.  Click on the following links to print banquet information.  
Banquet Info Letter      Banquet Application


18 Mar
Elk Walk and Talk

1:00 pm
Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and the wildlife that often inhabits our fields and woods. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different. Dress for the weather as this program will take place outside!


19 Mar
Vernal Pools

1:00 pm
Vernal pools are a unique habitat, and are important for many species found throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Many of these species are indicators of a healthy ecosystem. Join us to learn about some of these species as well as the different types of vernal pools they use.


25 Mar
Ah'Tic Chapter Banquet

Our Ah'Tic Chapter Fundraising Banquet will kick off at The Bellamauro in Reynoldsville, PA. Come join in on the fun and fundraising! For more information, contact George & Denise Kriner
For banquet documents, please visit the following links.
                        Banquet Letter                 Banquet Application


25 Mar
All About Antlers

1:00 pm
Everyone is thrilled when they see huge bull elk with their impressive antlers. During this popular educational program, a staff member will share many amazing facts about antlers. Come learn about the various species in North America that sport antlers, and listen as we discuss the differences between them. After the program, try your hand at antler scoring with our KECA education staff!


26 Mar
Fantastic Fungi

1:00 pm
With warmer weather closely approaching, many people will take to the woods to hunt mushrooms. Want to know more about mushroom hunting? This program will cover how to identify mushrooms, when to look for mushrooms, and where to find mushrooms.


01 Apr
Chilli Creek Chapter Banquet

Join in on the fun and celebration with Elk Country's Chilli Creek Chapter! This year's banquet will be held in Bloomsburg, PA. For more information, please contact Jeff Keiffer.

08 Apr
Wapiti West Chapter Banquet

Don't miss the Wapiti West Chapter Fundraising Banquet! The banquet will be held on April 8th at the Hickory VFW Post 6166 in Hermitage, PA.
Please contact David & Kristy Sanner for more information. Click on the following links to print your banquet information
                       Banquet Letter              Banquet Application


15 Apr
Appalachian Chapter Banquet

Be a part of the Appalachian Chapter's fundraising efforts to conserve beautiful Elk Country for current and future generations! This year's banquet will be held at the Park Inn in Mechanicsburg, PA. For more information, please contact Ian Eckman.

22 Apr
Clinton County Chapter Banquet

Don't miss the Clinton County Chapter Fundraising Banquet! The banquet will be held on April 22nd at Lock Haven University's Durwatchter Center
in Lock Haven, PA. Contact Rick Trude for more information.


29 Apr
Lenape Wapiti Chapter Banquet

Our Lenape Wapiti Chapter Fundraising Banquet will kick off at the Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macqungie, PA. For more information, please contact Wayne McConahy

10 Jun
PA Wilds' Arts Fest -- Information for Guests and Vendors

The Pennsylvania Wilds’ Arts Fest is here again for its third year. We are looking forward to securing magnificent vendors with truly awe-inspiring products as well as booking an awesome line up of entertainment! 
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please print and fill out our  vendor application and mail your payment along to Brandi Hanes at 
134 Homestead Drive 
Benezette, PA 15821 
For more information about the Pennsylvania Wilds’ Arts Fest, please check out our poster  and be sure to follow us on Facebook at PA Wilds Arts Fest.

11 Jun
PA Wilds' Arts Fest -- Information for Guests and Vendors

The Pennsylvania Wilds’ Arts Fest is here again for its third year. We are looking forward to securing magnificent vendors with truly awe-inspiring products as well as booking an awesome line up of entertainment! 
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please print and fill out our 
vendor application and mail your payment along to Brandi Hanes at 
134 Homestead Drive 
Benezette, PA 15821 
For more information about the Pennsylvania Wilds’ Arts Fest, please check out our poster and be sure to follow us on Facebook at PA Wilds Arts Fest.

08 Jul
Kill the Grill - Smoke only BBQ Competition

Get your smokers out and join the Kill the Grill - Smoke only BBQ Competition in Pennsylvania's Elk Country. This smoke only BBQ Competition is open to all and competitors will compete in three categories:  Ribs, Chicken and Brisket. Smoking can begin on Friday. Guests will get a chance to watch these master smokers compete and you can even vote for your favorite. A Chicken BBQ will be sold throughout the afternoon. Entertainment will be in the afternoon. Follow "Kill the Grill BBQ Competition" on Facebook for updates!

19 Aug
Elk Expo

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance and Pa Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau have and exciting weekend planned for the Elk Expo August 19 and 20, 2017. On Saturday the 19th at 1pm the PA Game Commission will draw the lucky winners of Pennsylvania's elk tags. Seminars, Music and vendors will be going on all day long!!! Hours:  Saturday 8am - 8pm, Sunday 8am to 5pm. New vendors will be considered 'after' April 1. Visit www.ElkExpo.com to keep up to date.

20 Aug
Elk Expo

The Keystone Elk Country Alliance and Pa Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau have and exciting weekend planned for the Elk Expo August 19 and 20, 2017. On Sunday the 20th at 1pm the lucky winner of KECA Elk Tag Raffle will be drawn. Seminars, music and vendors will be going on all day long!!! Hours:  Sunday 8am to 5pm. New vendors will be considered 'after' April 1. Visit www.ElkExpo.com to keep up to date.

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