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Old 11-27-2015, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by super_hunt54 View Post
Getting drawn in Pa for Elk is about the same odds as hitting Lotto! Flags, how long ago was it that you were out there? When they first started the stocking process they were pretty tame since they had been handled quite a bit, but nowadays, except in a few "viewing areas", they are just as wild as they are everywhere else. I've walked up on Colorado Elk. Sometimes they are skittish other times they aren't. Walked up on whitetail as well. Sometimes they just don't seem to care. Other times they are strung tighter than a crack addict on a 2 day bender.
I would agree when I lived in Lakewood, CO there was a subdivision I think it is called Willowbrook off W Bellview Ave on the west side of the foothills and we would go there and watch the elk in the evening. We had a few walk right up to the car and seemed about as tame as it could come. Of course until September rolled around.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:01 PM
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There's a big difference in game that hangs around town, and the ones that live in the mountains.

I had a nice muley buck walk up to me in town today. I was eating an apple, and he wanted some. See if you can get one to do that at 11,000ft during hunting season.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:05 PM
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It is the same in PA. Laws had to be passed to prevent the idiots from feeding the Elk. The ones around the Elk viewing area are not as skiddish but the ones out in the mountains and away from people are an entirely different animal.
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Old 12-14-2015, 03:16 PM
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also remember the zone around Benezette and the viewing areas is closed to hunting...so those elk never have anyone shooting anything other than cameras at them.
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Old 12-28-2015, 07:13 AM
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My friend was drawn and he was successful, but it wasn't easy. I wrote an article about his experience.

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Old 12-28-2015, 08:27 AM
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I'm sorry, but that didn't sound like a hard hunt. Good job for getting an elk though.
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Old 04-24-2017, 06:01 PM
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A few years ago there was an Amish man who shot and killed a top 2 or 3 bull and top 15 or 20 of all time record kills.
2011 a hunter from PA killed the state record bull elk as well as a definite top 5 or 10 of all time record kills.

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Old 04-27-2017, 03:06 PM
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I've been putting in for a tag ever since they started issuing them. I had a fellow in my village get drawn and thought it would be easy. He decided to hunt them with his long bow. The only thing he got to eat was tag soup.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:24 PM
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Yep, me too, I hope I get drawn before I can't raise my rifle anymore.
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Old 04-30-2017, 04:32 PM
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I've long been focused on Moose but I'm over that now and focused on Elk especially in PA!
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