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    Pennsylvania ELK

    Do any of you apply for Pennsylvania Elk Tags? You can apply June 17th. If you get drawn its a great opportunity to get the elk of a lifetime. I grew up in PA and saw one of the biggest bull elk of my life when I was WT deer hunting as a young teen. Scared the heck out of me because we were doing a drive and he was coming towards me. I ran for the bushes

    Oh and they added a archery season this year. Which they did not have prior years.
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    Im a life long PA resident and have applied 10 years or so. Im a believer that a world record or close to it will come from here eventually. There are several areas that the elk are very used to humans and I avoid those areas with my applications. I chose to apply for areas I have travelled through alot and have good elk numbers but are away from the tourists traps that tame the elk down. PM me if you want some more info.

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    I do not apply because the odds are so piss poor that your literally wasting your money.

    The above post is correct though. The world record will probably come from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mallardsx2 View Post
    I do not apply because the odds are so piss poor that your literally wasting your money.

    The above post is correct though. The world record will probably come from there.
    cost me $10.90 to apply last year. worth the chance for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushcreek View Post
    cost me $10.90 to apply last year. worth the chance for me
    It?s like 11.75 this year. I?ll skip one day of eating out for lunch and maybe just maybe have a chance at a once in a lifetime hunt


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    I grew up in PA and I put in a couple of times.
    I stopped putting in however after a couple of friends who still live/hunt in PA said those elk are very used to humans and it wouldn't be much of a hunt. More like shooting a milk cow.
    I'm not sure if that's true for all the PA elk ... but maybe for some.

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    If the elk are not chased they become quite tame. All we have to do here in Colorado is to head up to Estes Park just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park to see that. During their fall rut the elk take over the open space in town and the surrounding area, and it would be no problem to shoot one with either a bow or rifl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimP View Post
    If the elk are not chased they become quite tame. All we have to do here in Colorado is to head up to Estes Park just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park to see that. During their fall rut the elk take over the open space in town and the surrounding area, and it would be no problem to shoot one with either a bow or rifl.

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    Yeah I?ve been driving through RMNP up the Granby side before and watching these yahoos get out of thier cars and walk up to the big bulls to get a closer picture with thier phone. Like writhing 30 feet


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    While there are areas that the elk are very tame, I think you'll find most are very much wild and take time and skill to get shooting. Plenty of people eat tag soup each year. I have been putting in just about every year, except for a few, so hopefully one day I can draw. I've wasted more money on worse things in my life.

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    Sounds good to me.
    Best of luck in the draw ... I hope you get a tag soon!
    I don't think that's a waste of money at all.

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