View Full Version : Pixs of my elk...

09-26-2005, 03:15 PM
Went up to Kersey,Pa on Sat for the drawing of the Pa elk permits. Wasn't lucky this year but I never was too lucky. Anyhow, my wife and I have been frequently the area for a few weeks now and here's a few pixs of Pa critters. Talk about 400 class bulls. Guys these are pretty close.

09-26-2005, 11:08 PM
Sorry you didn't get lucky, but those are some awesome bulls. I love the first one.

Don't know where on the wall I would mount something like that, but I would find a place.

10-06-2005, 07:55 AM
Yes. quite a few elk in the Pa herd have collars on. They are used for the PGC to track them. Like where are they going. All the feed and water they need are right there. But how else could the PGC justify the money they get from the license application process. They have to show the public they are using it for something to better the elk hers. What a joke. It is a very controversal topic for the people that live in the area where the elk roam. The tourist do a lot of damage and take a lot for granted when viewing the elk on private property. Signs don't seem to bother the tresspasser from getting his turn to look at the Pa elk. Also the ones with collars on are the ones most photographed because they are close to the roads. They do have tracking collars on both sexes and also track them in the Queana Wild Area. An area where non-motorized vehicles can not enter. A lot of the hunting is done is that area and there are just as nice bulls there as well. No fences around this herd. They are free roaming and would just as easily rip your swing set apart in your yard, the siding off your house and other comical stunts that seem funny to the passerby but I am certain irritate the locals to no end.
Pictures were intended only to say that the Pa elk herd has some aged old bulls that carry a very large set of horns. Most are larger than you will see out in the Western States.
And anyone who is thinking that shooting a Pa Elk would not be hunting but mostly selecting the one they want to shoot may be surprised about the terrain in which they live. Yes there are elk in town but that's not whre they hunt them. The biggest problem with hunting elk in Pa is getting drawn for a tag.

Actually its no harder to shoot a game animal behind a fence than it is in front of it. They do it on TV all the time. :D

10-07-2005, 03:11 AM
Spark, I guess such nice close pictures look to outsiders as if in a pen and the trackers around the neck put there by the PGC has probably saved these animals from random shooting for property damage..right?..Some don't understand the locals would just as soon see them gone from the area all together... And you are quite on the money about the hills they free roam. Been there and done that. Locals here in W.Pa drive a few hours to get close to them like this..Then I showed them a ranch here in their own local that raises them. Now these are fenced and well taken care of and I have no idea what he does with them but I know they are majestic for sure. You couldn't get close to his place with a gun. At least the young ones get wide eyed seeing them..I think the adults do too...

10-07-2005, 02:02 PM
R U up around the Coudersport area? Seems to me along rRT 6 there is just such a place as you described. You can see them laying out on the hillside pasture like cattle. Yea, nice to look at but they are fenced in. We have a place about a mile from where I work that raises them also. Sometimes when I long to hear a bugle I drive past there. Very seldom do they carry on like the ones at Benezette do. At least out there they still think they are wild and mostly act as such. The ones at the farm just lay around and act like cattle.:)