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Memorable elk season in the books
Harvest totals 72; success rate perfect for hunters holding
antlered licenses.

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EARLY 85 percent of the hunters
participating Pennsylvania's 2013
elk hunt have taken home a trophy.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission reports 72 elk were taken by
hunters during the regular one-week
elk season that ended Nov. 9. And for
those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also
known as bulls, the success rate was a
perfect 100 percent.
In calling the season a success,
Game Commission Executive Director
Carl G. Roe offered congratulations to
the hunters lucky enough to participate
in this year's hunt.
"Our annual elk hunt has become
quite a tradition here in Pennsylvania
and it's a hunting opportunity we're
proud to provide," Roe said. "The fact
we've been able to expand the hunt in
recent years is a testament to the health
and management of our elk herd, and
hunts like this year's are something to
get excited about.

"Congratulations to all of the hunters who took part in the season, and for
those of you still awaiting your chance,
rest assured more great elk hunting
opportunities await in 2014," he said.
The 2013 harvest included several
large elk. Fourteen bulls each were estimated to weigh 700 pounds or more,
with the heaviest bull estimated at
more than 847 pounds.
That bull sported a 6-by-7 rack that
initially was measured with a green
Boone & Crockett Club score of 340
1/8 inches.
The largest bull in terms of the number of points on its rack was an 8-by-8
harvested Nov. 4 by Jeffrey G. Trought,
of Muncy, Pa.
The bull scoring the most Boone &
Crockett points in its initial scoring was
a 7-by-7 harvested Nov. 4 by Thomas
R. Schneider, of Conshohocken, Pa.
The bull was scored initially at 403
inches, and it weighed an estimated
724 pounds.
Other large bulls taken during the
hunt include: a 7-by-7 bull weighing 811 pounds harvested Nov. 5
by Donald E. Christy, of Hermitage, Pa.; a 7-by-6 bull weighing 802
pounds harvested Nov. 6 by Donald
E. Campbell, of Butler, Pa.; a 7-by-7
Thomas R. Schneider, of Conshohocken,
Pa., grasps the antler of a 7-by-7 bull
elk he harvested Nov. 4. All 25 hunters
participating in this year's hunt for
antlered elk were successful.

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