Elk hunters doing well so far

Posted on: November 6, 2015 | Bob Frye | Comments

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A bull Elk rests in a clearing in the woods behind the Elk County Visitors Center outside Benezette.

Pennsylvania’s six-day elk season has gone pretty well so far for participating hunters.

It began Monday and continues through Saturday, with 116 hunters carrying licenses. Ninety-five are eligible to shoot a cow, 21 a bull.

Specifics on the harvest are a bit scarce right now. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released no names of successful hunters, nor any information on specific animals.

But it has been providing daily updates on hunter success.

On Monday, opening day, hunters took 29 elk, including seven bulls and 22 cows. Day two saw hunters take 22 elk, four of  them bulls and 18 cows, while day three saw nine elk killed, two of them bulls and seven cows. Day four saw a harvest of 11 elk, including five bulls — two of them male calves taken with antlerless tags — and six calves.

That’s a 61 percent success rate after four days.

Details on the Friday and Saturday harvest are expected next week.

Bob Frye is the everybodyadventures.com editor. Reach him at 412-838-5148 or bfrye@535mediallc.com. See other stories, blogs, videos and more at everybodyadventures.com.

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Bob Frye is a storyteller with a passion for all things outdoors. He hunts, he fishes, he hikes, he camps, he paddles, backpacks and snowshoes depending on the season. If he’s not an expert at anything, it’s because he’s passionate to try a little bit of everything.