More than 89 percent of the hunters participating in Pennsylvania’s 2017 elk hunt were successful in filling their freezers.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced hunters took 104 elk during the regular one-week elk season that ended Nov. 4. And for those licensed to hunt bull elk, the success rate was 100 percent.
Hunters took 59 elk – 12 bulls and 47 cows – on the opening day of the elk season Oct. 30. The heaviest bull taken in this year’s hunt was estimated at 833 pounds. Boone & Crockett big game records indicate the bull with the largest green score measured 431 6/8 inches.
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