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license for Elk Hunt Zone 8 in the heart
of Pennsylvania elk country.
After 10 years of putting in for the
drawing, it was hard to believe.
The next day, I headed to the local
Walmart to share the news with Annabelle,
who runs the sporting-goods department.
Annabelle, who is 80, hunted years
ago and she always reminds me to put in
for the elk drawing when she sells me my
hunting license each year. She's always
enthusiastic about Pennsylvania's elk,
and I promised for years to take her on
my hunt if I ever get picked.
As it turned out, I was the ninth hunter
to be drawn for an elk tag after getting an
application from Annabelle.
And when I told her she'd be going
along on my hunt, she cried.
That same day, I called Elk County
Outfitters to guide me on the hunt.
Living four hours from where I'd be
hunting in Elk County, I figured it would
be difficult to learn zone boundaries and
whether land was public or private, not
to mention the areas the elk were using.
This turned out to be a wise decision.
Even before the hunt, the many hours I
scouted with Elk County Outfitters owner
Jack Manack provided a valuable education on Pennsylvania elk.
But before elk season began on Nov. 5,
I had some other hunting to do.

Earning a Quick Buck

I returned from Maine without a bear,
but jumped right into Pennsylvania's
archery deer season.
At 4 p.m. on the season opener, I
climbed into my stand, thinking deer
wouldn't be moving in the 70-degree
temperatures. For the first 20 minutes, my
prediction seemed correct. Then I sent out
some grunts and six deer - two of them
bucks - came right in.
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A nice 8-point crossed 30 yards in front
of my stand. I sent a crossbow bolt into
its heart and through both lungs, and the
buck piled up after running only 30 yards.
What a start!
I'd bring a 675-pound cow moose
back from Maine, then it was time for
my elk hunt.

On To Elk

Leading up to the elk hunt, I spent a lot
of time at the range with my .338 Savage
rifle because I wanted to be proficient out
to 300 yards. I also asked some others to
join me on the hunt.
Aside from Annabelle, I wanted my
dad to go; he'd taught me to hunt and I
knew we'd enjoy our time together, scouting and hunting for elk. I also asked my
friend Steve, who makes hunting videos,
if he would capture this once-in-a-lifetime
hunt, and he was in.
We arrived at Elk County Outfitters'
camp two days before the season. Carey
was eager to take me out to try and locate
a good bull, and found a group of five of
them - one that was especially impressive.
We watched for a few minutes, then
backed out so we wouldn't spook them,
and made plans to try to find them again
the next morning.



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