Can the artificial feeding of wildlife do more harm than good?

This week PA Elk Biologist Jeremy Banfield and Wildlife Conservation Officer Mark Greitzer discuss the problems associated with artificial feeding of elk in Pennsylvania.

Feeding elk in Pennsylvania is illegal. Although feeding elk my enhance wildlife viewing, supplemental feeding increases disease risk, long-term habitat destruction, risk of elk-vehicle collisions, and habituation to humans. Tune in this week to learn more.

The program airs Monday February 16th, 2015. Gateway Outdoors is heard every Monday at 6 PM on WCED 1420 AM, 107.9 FM and 96.7 FM, and live streamed on the Internet. The program can also be enjoyed the following week archived in the WCED Talk Radio web site.

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