Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - 11

Larry Guenot on a 1½-mile hike into the
game lands, they walked up at daybreak
on a herd of maybe 35 elk.
"Unfortunately, they saw us when we
saw them," Skipper said. "And the next
thing you know, they were gone."
But on the following morning, Skipper
and company would catch up to a group
of bulls, and he'd down a nice 5-by-7
among them, making him the first hunter
in modern times to harvest a Centre
County elk.
Skipper said he thinks back often to his
hunt, and a year later, the memories still
get him excited. But he said he doesn't
get caught up in the fact his harvest made
history.
"I feel I was just fortunate to get a
chance to go," Skipper said.
Tom Raffle, of Ruffsdale, had that
same chance. And as chance would have
it, Raffle stayed alongside Skipper at
Trophy Rack Lodge. But as the season
entered its last afternoon, Raffle's bull tag
remained unfilled.
Guenot wanted to try hunting a clearing that's about a 2-mile hike into the

game lands, and Raffle, who at 79 still is
an active raccoon hunter, was up for the
walk and whatever else it might bring.
The day passed slowly, but with about
20 minutes of shooting light left, a herd
appeared about 300 yards away.
"And here it is about quitting time,"
Raffle said.
While the elk were headed in his direction, he wasn't sure they'd make it there in
time. But with the clock still in his favor,
several cows with calves crested the hill,
and moved across the field without seeing
the hunting party.
Time passed. Some giant bulls could be
seen through binoculars in the field below.
But with legal hunting time entering its
very last minute, Raffle took aim at the
only bull that offered him a shot, a 6-by-5
estimated to have weighed about 800
pounds. He connected on the 165-yard
shot, and another Centre County harvest
was in the books.
His vehicle parked just in front of
Hale's pickup on that muggy September

Trophy Rack Lodge

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Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Intro
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover1
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - A
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - B
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - C
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - D
Pennsylvania Game News - November 2016 - Contents
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