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I would like to thank everyone who helped in any way with this hunt, including the Game Commission, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Elk Country Outfitters, Keystone Elk Alliance, A.J. Lynch Total Taxidermy, Dan Neebe “Bow For It,” Bob Millar, my family, landowners, and all the scouts, guides, helpers and town people who made this hunt a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thank you, sincerely, — Bill Zee

Zee’s bull was measured by Matt Suuck, an official scorer for the Boone & Crockett Club. The 442-6/8 score of Zee’s bull is not only the highest for a nontypical elk ever taken in Pennsylvania, and number one in PA’s Record Book, but also among the top 10 nontypicals ever measured. When you consider how many elk have been scored over the decades and realize that Zee’s trophy is so high, it makes Pennsylvania’s elk season pretty impressive.

Within a day after Zee arrived home with his monster, a group of enthusiastic friends had gathered, as excited as those in Clearfield County had been. “I was sure my .300 RUM would bring you luck,” Bill Worrell said, “but I never expected this.” Others gathered close, just looking, running their hands over the huge, widespreading antlers, asking for details of the hunt. Eventually someone asked, “Will you ever go again? Maybe there’s an even bigger one out there.” Apparently Zee had been thinking about that during his 5-hour drive home, because he answered quickly. “No, it’s somebody else’s turn now. And I’m sure that eventually someone will get an even higher scoring bull. Of course, if either Bill or Mike should some day get an elk license, I’d like to tag along.” He was referring to his twin sons, who are currently 16 years old. Well, who knows? Maybe one or even both of them will someday beat those 20,000-to-l odds and draw a license. Strange things happen to hunters. 

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A printed version of the current PA records is available for $4.72 plus $1.25 shipping plus 6% sales tax ($6.33). To order call 1-888-888-3459. The categories and minimum scores for inclusion in the “Pennsylvania Book” are: Typical Whitetail Firearm, 140-0/8; Typical Whitetail Archery, 115-0/8; Nontypical Whitetail Firearm, 160-0/8; Nontypical Whitetail Archery, 135-0/8; Bear Firearm, 19-0/16; Bear Archery, 17-0/16; Typical Elk Firearm, 300-0/8; Typical Elk Archery, 200-0/8; Nontypical Elk Firearm, 325-0/8; Nontypical Elk Archery, 275-0/8. To enter a big game animal or for more information about the Game Commission’s Big Game Records Program, contact rdangelo@pa.gov or call the Game Commission Harrisburg Headquarters.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012

Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012
Whitetail Predation
Contents
Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
75 Whitetails
2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
A Question of Proof
Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
Fun Game
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Whitetail Predation
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Bill Zee’s Boone & Crockett Club River Bull
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 8
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 75 Whitetails
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 12
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 14
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 2011-12 Small Game/Furbearer Harvests
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A New Atlas of the Nesting Birds of PA
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 21
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - A Question of Proof
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 25
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 28
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fifty-Year Quest for a Triple Trophy
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 34
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 37
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 39
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 49
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 52
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 56
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 60
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - BB1
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Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover3
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2012 - Cover4
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