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#1 Phil

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Posted 04 December 2006 - 07:58 AM

:o It is Cool to report that Elk have made their way into our camp's area.
Seth & Woodhick were treated to cow calls & a bull's bugling the opening day of rifle deer season. This past weekend 2 other members heard the bull again on Saturday. What an experience for us" Gopher Mound Boyz" :D
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 11:41 AM

Hearing that would have seemed a dream I bet since it's a totally new sound for those woods. Pretty neat thing to hear. You could have something to practice calling in - in preparing for your next elk trip west. :D
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:13 PM

Sounds like a great time


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Posted 04 December 2006 - 09:49 PM

That's great news Phil. I'd be careful who you tell though.
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Posted 04 December 2006 - 10:33 PM

You read my mind Leo. :(
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 05:59 AM

Believe me when I say that if we're hearing them, then the locals & gasline maintience crews are aware of the elk as well. The effectiveness of the "Grapeline Network" in the hills is a little scary :o . Sure hope the elk make it !
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 10:27 AM

Believe me when I say that if we're hearing them, then the locals & gasline maintience crews are aware of the elk as well. The effectiveness of the "Grapeline Network" in the hills is a little scary :o . Sure hope the elk make it !

That's a shame Phil.

IMO, the only reason the PA elk herd does not number in the thousands by now is rampant poaching. I hope you don't start seeing unwanted visitors :(
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Posted 05 December 2006 - 03:52 PM

Sounds good, Phil. Hopefully, in your lifetime, they will have a huntable population
of them. As for the poachers, maybe fish and wildlife should issue the lawful hunters tags for them. :lol:

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 02:51 PM

PA elk is just as tasty as CO elk I bet. I used to love being on train in PA every day and seeing elk running all over the place inthe upper West Branch Valley. Glad to hear they are in your backyard at the camp.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 08:32 PM

Phil, PA has a small season for elk don't they?? I thought I read something about that a few years ago...

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:55 PM

Phil, PA has a small season for elk don't they?? I thought I read something about that a few years ago...

They had something like 40 tags available last year. It's all draw hunt.

Pretty tough odds to get drawn on.
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 12:17 PM

I was enlightened to the info that the Elk we had at camp were most likely survivours from a group of 29 that were relocated to northern Clinton CO. a few years back. I remember it was in the late 90's....so could these be offspring? :huh:
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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:35 PM

Our PA elk season is a draw and only for a limited number of areas. Out of 20,221 applications 50 tags were issued for the 2005-2006 year. Actually the applications were down to the above amount as A couple of years ago there were over 50,000 applications for 80 to 100 tags. The application costs $10.00 which is nonrefundable. I do understand that you now get points but for the first couple of years that did not happen.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 11:39 AM

You mean you have Elk in PA? I thought those were just huge PA Bunnies in Paul's dreams. :lol:




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