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ELK SEASON: REGULATIONS & INFORMATION
Regular Elk Season (In designated Elk Hunt Zones within the Elk Management Area): November 3-8, 2014.
Required elk hunting license. Limit of one antlered or one antlerless elk, depending on license, during the hunting license year.
Extended Elk Season (Antlered or Antlerless) Outside of the Elk Management Area: November 10-15, 2014.
Required elk hunting license. Limit of one antlered or one antlerless elk, regardless of licenses, during the hunting license year. This
season is open to eligible elk license recipients who didn't harvest an elk during the Nov. 3-8 season, in designated areas.
How to apply:
1) To apply for an elk license online go to www.pgc.state.pa.us, click on "Buy Your Elk License" icon next to the elk photo and then
click "Apply Online." Applications on the e-commerce site will be accepted through midnight July 31, 2014. It costs $10.70 to
apply and application fees are nonrefundable. Hunters can check on the status of an elk application by visiting the PGC website
(www.pgc.state.pa.us) and clicking on "Buy a License" and then "Check on the status of an Antlerless Deer or Elk Application."
2) Application also may be made at Point of Sale (POS) locations through the PALS system.
Nonresidents have an equal opportunity in the drawing. If drawn, a Pennsylvania resident may purchase an elk license for $25;
nonresidents $250. Individuals drawn for an Antlered license are not eligible to apply again for five license years; this does not apply
to individuals drawn for an Antlerless license. Successful applicants must obtain a Pennsylvania general hunting license for the
appropriate license year. Unsuccessful applicants earn bonus points for future drawings. Licenses are assigned according to the drawn
hunter's selected antlered/antlerless preferences. If a hunter selected the "No Preference" field and is drawn after all Antlered licenses
have been assigned, he/she will be assigned an antlerless license. A map of the elk hunt zones can be found below or on the website.
If a hunter is drawn and his or her preferred elk hunt zone is already filled, he or she will be assigned to an elk hunt zone. If a person
submits more than one application, all of his or her applications will become ineligible and he or she will be subject to prosecution.
This year's elk license drawing is on Aug. 16 or 17 at the Elk Country Visitor Center near Winslow Hill in Benezette Township.
Earn Preference Points! Since the 2003-04 license year, unsuccessful applicants have been granted preference points in future drawings. For each unsuccessful application, one point is added to their record. When a hunter with preference points applies for an elk
license, his or her name is added to the drawing an extra time for each preference point accumulated. Preference points are carried
forward until an applicant is drawn. There is no requirement that applications be made in consecutive years to retain preference
points. However, you must apply for your preference points to be active in a given license year.
Regulations
Arms & Ammunition: Manually operated centerfire rifles and handguns at least 27 caliber that propel single-projectile ammunition
130 grains or larger. Manually operated shotguns at least 12-gauge firing a single projectile. Muzzleloading firearms at least 50 caliber
propelling a single projectile weighing at least 210 grains. A bow with a minimum draw weight of 45 pounds. Any arrow, or crossbow
bolt, with a broadhead with an outside diameter or width of at least 1 inch and at least two cutting edges with each cutting edge on
the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and broadhead may not exceed 3.25 inches in length; and crossbows
with a minimum peak draw weight of 125 pounds.
Driving Elk: It is unlawful to drive or herd elk.
Fluorescent Orange Requirements: All elk hunters and those accompanying them must wear at least 250 square inches of fluorescent
orange, visible 360 degrees, on the head, chest and back combined. Camouflage-fluorescent orange may satisfy this regulation if the
total orange content is at least 250 square inches.
Tagging, Reporting Requirements: A successful hunter
ELK MANAGEMENT AREA BOUNDARY
must tag the elk immediately after harvest and
before the carcass is moved. In addition,
within 24 hours, each hunter who
harvests an elk must take it, along
with his or her hunting license and
elk license, to a Game Commission
check station for examination. The
Elk Check Station is located at the
Game Commission maintenance
building in Quehanna in Clearfield
County (see bear check station
page for directions).
Elk Guides: Elk guides are an
optional service available to
licensed elk hunters. Elk guides are
regulated by the Game Commission
and the State Department of
Conservation and Natural
Resources and offer various
services to the hunter. Elk
guide permit applications
must be received by the
Game Commission by
Sep. 26.

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