Pa Elk

Discussion in 'Northeast' started by freepistol, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. freepistol

    freepistol Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know which zone would be the best for a long range shot at an Elk of either sex? I'm not familiar with any of the areas and need some help picking a zone to apply.
    Thanks!
    Ben
     
  2. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    I don't have anything helpfull for you. I apply "undesignated" and if I ever get drawn I'll deal with what I get. My understanding is that private land access is the biggest problem. Some zones look small enough to literally shoot across!

    With my limited experience in that area I think local land access will determine the possibility of a long range shot more than which zone your in.

    I'll wish you luck in the drawing right after I get my tag! Been in since the beginning and still waiting.

    Gene
     

  3. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    as i type this im sitting in our cameron co. pa. camp.
    elk, and cameron counties have the largest population to my knowledge. hardly a day goes by i dont see elk in our yard.
    we hunt long range exclusivly for deer. we rarly see elk while were glassing. there is lots of open land where you could glass for elk in the sinnemahoning to emporeum area. also from driftwood to weedville.
    i havent ever applied for a tag, and have no interest in doing so.
    i think you will find that a large percentage of them live near fairly populated areas.
    youve got a better chance hitting one with your car than you do getting one long range.
     
  4. yobuck

    yobuck Well-Known Member

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    an update on the elk.
    while here for the summer, im building a garage next to the camp. we had a backhoe here, preparing the site.
    this morning there were 5 elk playing on the dirt piles. 2 others were eating the leaves off the bushes in the yard.
    at least none had collars.
     
  5. Frank in the Laurels

    Frank in the Laurels Well-Known Member

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    get drawn then worry sbout the area.....