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#1 Whitetiger


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Posted 18 September 2007 - 08:44 AM

***there were 2 people from my county drawn for the elk tags this year. Im praying upon a star that I'm one of them.***

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KERSEY, Elk County - On Saturday, Sept. 15, Pennsylvania Outdoor Elk
Expo visitors helped the Pennsylvania Game Commission award elk licenses
to 50 hunters in a public drawing. There were 17,245 individuals
eligible for the drawing. For the November 2007 elk hunt, the agency
awarded 40 licenses (15 antlered and 25 antlerless) and, for the September
2008 elk hunt, 10 licenses (2 either sex and 8 antlerless) were awarded.

All 50 hunters selected to receive a license will be mailed a
confirmation letter within a week.

"While there is great interest in the names of the hunters who will
receive these 50 elk hunting licenses, by law, the Game Commission is not
permitted to release information about our license buyers to the
public," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "Beyond
announcing the names and hometowns of those selected at the public drawing,
we are not permitted to provide a complete list for public

Roe noted that the 10 hunters currently participating in the elk season
held from Sept. 3-29 were drawn at last year's elk license drawing.

For the November hunt, which will be held Nov. 5-10, 14 antlered elk
licenses were awarded to Pennsylvanians, and one was awarded to a hunter
from New York. Pennsylvania hunters selected represent the following
counties: Allegheny (2); Armstrong; Bedford; Cambria; Columbia (2);
Indiana; Lebanon; Lycoming; McKean; Perry; Union; and Westmoreland.

Of the 25 antlerless elk licenses awarded, 23 were awarded to
Pennsylvanians and one each was awarded to hunters from New York and Florida.
Pennsylvania hunters selected represented the following counties:
Allegheny; Berks (2); Blair; Butler; Cambria; Centre (2); Fulton; Indiana
(2); Jefferson; Lackawanna (2); Lancaster (3); Lebanon; Mercer;
Montgomery; Westmoreland; and York.

For the September 2008 hunt, which will be held September 1-27, 2008,
eight licenses were awarded to Pennsylvania hunters and one each was
awarded to hunters from New Jersey and Virginia. The two either-sex
license recipients were from Armstrong County and New Jersey. Pennsylvania
hunters received seven antlerless elk licenses and a hunter from
Virginia received an antlerless elk license. Pennsylvania hunters receiving
antlerless elk licenses for this season are from the following
counties: Adams; Armstrong; Centre; Lehigh (2); Montgomery; and Perry.

Roe noted that preference points played a significant role in
determining those drawn. According to results, 27 of the individuals selected
for an elk license had five preference points; 10 had four preference
points; six had three preference points; five had two preference points;
and two had one preference point.

All 50 elk license recipients will receive in the mail two copies of
the Game Commission's elk hunter orientation DVD or video, which they
must view prior to the elk hunt. The second copy is to be previewed by
their guide, if they choose to use a guide. Elk license recipients are
not required to use a guide.

All elk license recipients must obtain a general hunting license prior
to purchasing their elk license. Elk licenses cost $25 for residents
and $250 for nonresidents.

Facts about the Pennsylvania Game Commission: It is believed that, in
1867, the last native elk killed in Pennsylvania about this time. Elk
didn't freely roam Penn's Woods until the Game Commission began its elk
reintroduction effort in 1913.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:30 PM

All fingers and toes crossed for you. I hope you're one of tow! :D

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:53 AM

Good Luck Scott !
I haven't tried for the last 2 years as most of the tags are in areas that guides have sown up the access to private lands. On the biggest PA hunting forum, hunters & guides are saying it's about a $2500+ for the average hunt. Not saying it's an unreasonable price....just that you can do the Elkatraz hunt for 1/2 that amount and enjoy some awesome scenery & wonderful Ruffian company! :yes:

On the plus side it's an easy drive to hunt here at home. ;)
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 01:42 PM

$10 or $2500 Hmmm... I think I'll hoof it if Im drawn. The only think keeping me from going to elkatraz is that I dont have the spare cash to go. my uncle in law is somewhat familiar with the area up in our herds range. he's volunteered to take me up along with my brother in law to help pack out the meat if Im picked. He's retired so he can do the scouting in advance for us.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 04:04 PM

That'd be awesome WT!
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:58 PM

Hoping you are the one WT.So Good Luck!


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