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    Picture Of The Elk We Saw Saturday While Deer Hunting!

    I posted on Saturday about how a massive bull elk walked within about 50 yards of my son and me during the opening day of PA rifle deer season. Today when we were out hunting, we swapped out the cards on our game cameras and could not believe it when we say that same elk walk right past one of our cameras. It's an 8x8 (8x9 if you count the sticker point) with a drop tine. I am so happy that we got video of this bull. We got another elk on camera today and my son is pretty sure he saw one yesterday sneaking through the brush.
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    Wow that's awesome.
    Thanks for posting
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    Impressed. What county?? must be close Elk State Forrest or Potter county. Great pics
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    That bull is in the 400in range, absolute stud of a bull.

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    Impressed. What county?? must be close Elk State Forrest or Potter county. Great pics
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    Old ridge runner right there!

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    Nice!!
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    good lord that's a giant! Is there an elk season in PA?

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    I hope none ever comes by me like that...me not having a tag anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishnfool38 View Post
    I hope none ever comes by me like that...me not having a tag anyway!

    Elk with my bow is dream of mine.
    It is the craziest hunt, had a guide bugle one to 15 yds in New Mexico a a few years ago. Rage 3 blade smoked him, you need to make that dream of yours happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzzzbait88 View Post
    good lord that's a giant! Is there an elk season in PA?
    There is but it's a lottery draw system for a tag. They only allow so many tags ( bull and cow) per year. There are certain designated areas. They've killed some MONSTERS the last few years. You can get more info on the pa game commission website. There is also a live camera you can view in benezette, it's really good to watch during the rut you can hear the bugles!

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    Great photo. Results of the 2019 Pa Elk season.




    11/12/2019
    HUNTERS HARVEST 89 ELK IN 2019 GENERAL SEASON
    HARRISBURG, PA - Ninety-eight hunters took part in Pennsylvania’s 2019 one-week general elk hunt, which closed Nov. 9. Most left elk country with a trophy.
    Eighty-nine elk were taken by hunters during the season. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also known as bulls, the success rate was 100 percent, with 27 of 27 tags filled.
    The 2019 harvest included some large elk. Fourteen bulls were estimated to weigh 700 pounds or more. The heaviest bull, tipping the scales at 800 pounds, had a 10-by-9 rack and was taken in Gibson Township, Cameron County by Caleb Hostetter, of Boiling Springs, Pa.
    The second-largest bull in the harvest was a 788-pounder with an 8-by-7 rack taken in Covington Township, Clearfield County by Willis Humes, of Cheswick, Pa.
    Official measurements of bull racks taken in the hunt cannot be recorded until the antlers have air dried for at least 60 days after the animal was harvested.
    There also were some hefty antlerless elk taken in the harvest. Ten of the 62 cows taken by hunters during the one-week season weighed over 500 pounds.
    “Although we’re satisfied with the overall general season elk harvest – it’s tough to top a bull harvest that goes 27 for 27, for the second consecutive year there was a slightly lower success rate for antlerless elk hunters in a few hunt zones,” said Jeremy Banfield, Game Commission elk biologist. “But there are no guarantees hunting Pennsylvania elk.”
    Elk were taken across 12 hunt zones in the general hunting season, which demonstrates just how substantial Pennsylvania’s elk range has become, Banfield noted.
    “It’s a tribute to the herd’s resiliency, the work being accomplished by the Game Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and assistance from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Keystone Elk Country Alliance,” Banfield explained.
    Successful hunters within 24 hours of harvest are required to bring their elk to a check station, where tissue samples are collected to test for chronic wasting disease, brucellosis, and tuberculosis. To date none of these diseases have been detected in Pennsylvania elk.
    To participate in the elk hunt, hunters must submit an application, then must be selected through a random drawing and purchase a license. The drawing annually attracts more than 40,000 applicants.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TritonMan250 View Post
    That bull is in the 400in range, absolute stud of a bull.
    What? Not even close.

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    Beautiful bull...

    It's cool to see them doing well in so many places that are part of their historic range.
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    That’s a great bull.. thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by FowlZurk View Post
    What? Not even close.
    He’s 380-400 solid, his fronts are long and carries mass pretty good but is a little short on his backs. Been raising elk for a while and that bull is a very nice animal but his main beam light is a bit short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FowlZurk View Post
    What? Not even close.
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    Holy crow that's a stud Elk

    Someday I'll get drawn for a PA elk
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