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New State Record Nontypical Elk in Pennsylvania

New State Record Nontypical Elk in Pennsylvania

Get the inside story on how Bill Zee killed the pending Pennsylvania state record elk.
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from highandwide wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

A PA elk hunt is not as easy as you think. In fact they give out ~50 tags (cows and bulls) total every year and not everyone gets one.

The method used in this article of contacting a land owner once you see one is a good way to go. It can take a while to spot one, especially if you are looking for a good elk.

One thing that makes this hunt difficult is once the elk notice they are being watched or get disturbed they may move miles away from their previous location.

It is worth applying.. good luck to everyone this year!

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from Deerhunter25 wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

That is an awesome story. So cool how he had to wait for 10 years paitently and made his moment count. He put down an amazing bull that could set a pa record. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Steve Long wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

A wonderful and exciting story! I had no idea this opportunity existed here in the Northeast. I had to "google it up". The state has a nice "Elk in Pennsylvania" brochure for download. Congrats to the proud hunters and to the people of the great state of PA, their DCNR and The Pennsylvania Game Commission on this outstanding success. From a fellow hunter and neighbor in New York.

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from Rick Vogelsong wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

VRossi,
"The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences"
I didn't read anything that talked about 20' high fences and feeding pens either. Don't be so ignorant, since leaving for FL have you visited the elk heard outside of a viewing area?
As far as a your first deer with your cedar arrow, you probaly shot it in much the same fashion as this bull was taken, in a field or woods while it was foraging for food.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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from JM wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

"The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences" - Who are you to say that someone elses experience wasnt as good as your own. Thats like telling someone "get up, that didnt hurt" - not like you know how much pain they are in.

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from ELKCOUNTYOUTFITTERS wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Guys don't let people like VRossi upset you, they are just uneducated when it comes to the Pa elk herd. It is a common misconception of even some local people that live in the Pa elk range. Everyone that goes to Elk County to see the elk visits an area that was "constructed" to hold elk for tourism. These people don't venture off the beaten path into the areas that you are allowed to hunt. The area for the tourists is off limits to hunting.
The only thing to be upset over is the fact that most of the time these uneducated and misinformed people are the ones with the loudest mouths. I have been invloved with over seventy-five of the elk hunts and can tell you first hand that the hunt is having a positive effect on the health and well being of the elk herd.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Gunit

I have hunted in PA since 1954 until retiring to Florida in 2003. This hunter remembers stomping the forests and fields in chase of game which had a chance of eluding or outsmarting me, which a few actually did.
The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences, including my first deer, a doe, shot with a cedar-shafted arrow shot from a recurve bow. Now that was a fair-chase hunt, not the murder of a "holstein cow" shot in the pasture.

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from gunit6897 wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

WOW! That is a fantastic bull.
(VRossi would you describe yourself as bitter or just jealous of this PA hunter's once in a lifetime trophy? Way to rain on the parade.)

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Come on, don't try to jive me please.

There is absolutely nothing in this kill story that would indicate that anything close to a "fair-chase" hunt took place. It reads more like the "lucky hunter" went out and shot one of his neighbors holsteins then called the local newspaper.

Is this what wild hunting in Pennsylvania has degraded too? No wonder the number of hunters is down and falling lower.

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from Bill Childress wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Now that is a lot of "Bull." Very nice!

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from ELKCOUNTYOUTFITTERS wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Guys don't let people like VRossi upset you, they are just uneducated when it comes to the Pa elk herd. It is a common misconception of even some local people that live in the Pa elk range. Everyone that goes to Elk County to see the elk visits an area that was "constructed" to hold elk for tourism. These people don't venture off the beaten path into the areas that you are allowed to hunt. The area for the tourists is off limits to hunting.
The only thing to be upset over is the fact that most of the time these uneducated and misinformed people are the ones with the loudest mouths. I have been invloved with over seventy-five of the elk hunts and can tell you first hand that the hunt is having a positive effect on the health and well being of the elk herd.

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from Rick Vogelsong wrote 2 years 6 weeks ago

VRossi,
"The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences"
I didn't read anything that talked about 20' high fences and feeding pens either. Don't be so ignorant, since leaving for FL have you visited the elk heard outside of a viewing area?
As far as a your first deer with your cedar arrow, you probaly shot it in much the same fashion as this bull was taken, in a field or woods while it was foraging for food.

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from Steve Long wrote 2 years 4 weeks ago

A wonderful and exciting story! I had no idea this opportunity existed here in the Northeast. I had to "google it up". The state has a nice "Elk in Pennsylvania" brochure for download. Congrats to the proud hunters and to the people of the great state of PA, their DCNR and The Pennsylvania Game Commission on this outstanding success. From a fellow hunter and neighbor in New York.

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from Deerhunter25 wrote 1 year 45 weeks ago

That is an awesome story. So cool how he had to wait for 10 years paitently and made his moment count. He put down an amazing bull that could set a pa record. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from highandwide wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

A PA elk hunt is not as easy as you think. In fact they give out ~50 tags (cows and bulls) total every year and not everyone gets one.

The method used in this article of contacting a land owner once you see one is a good way to go. It can take a while to spot one, especially if you are looking for a good elk.

One thing that makes this hunt difficult is once the elk notice they are being watched or get disturbed they may move miles away from their previous location.

It is worth applying.. good luck to everyone this year!

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from Bill Childress wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Now that is a lot of "Bull." Very nice!

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from gunit6897 wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

WOW! That is a fantastic bull.
(VRossi would you describe yourself as bitter or just jealous of this PA hunter's once in a lifetime trophy? Way to rain on the parade.)

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from JM wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

"The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences" - Who are you to say that someone elses experience wasnt as good as your own. Thats like telling someone "get up, that didnt hurt" - not like you know how much pain they are in.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Come on, don't try to jive me please.

There is absolutely nothing in this kill story that would indicate that anything close to a "fair-chase" hunt took place. It reads more like the "lucky hunter" went out and shot one of his neighbors holsteins then called the local newspaper.

Is this what wild hunting in Pennsylvania has degraded too? No wonder the number of hunters is down and falling lower.

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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from Victor Rossi wrote 2 years 7 weeks ago

Gunit

I have hunted in PA since 1954 until retiring to Florida in 2003. This hunter remembers stomping the forests and fields in chase of game which had a chance of eluding or outsmarting me, which a few actually did.
The hunt described here exhibited nothing that would compare to my experiences, including my first deer, a doe, shot with a cedar-shafted arrow shot from a recurve bow. Now that was a fair-chase hunt, not the murder of a "holstein cow" shot in the pasture.

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