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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Elk lic drawing/then what?

If you would win an Elk tag what all do you need to go hunt one? I mean do you need a guide and so on?
I've never wanted to try it because if i won one i would have no idea what it would cost for all of it or what is needed?
What i am saying is is it worth it?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2015, 06:56 PM
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Re: Elk lic drawing/then what?

If you draw the tag all you would need is your standard deer rifle and your standard deer hunting gear. You could hire a guide but can be successful without one. The only thing that you absolutely do need is a plan to get it out of the woods. This can be done various ways but having 5 or 10 buddies can be VERY helpful! And all that will cost you is a few cases of beer and the promise of some elk steaks!

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Re: Elk lic drawing/then what?

If you don't know the area it would pay you to hire a guide (which are licensed).
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Re: Elk lic drawing/then what?

You do not, but it will help. However, in PA. to draw an elk tag the odds are not in your favor. It is like getting eaton by a polar bear in Hawaii while surfing on an ocean of hundred dollar bills photographing big foot. But really, Pa does not draw like the rest of the country. A non resident has the same chance while say a lottery in Maine for moose only 10% of non residents have a shot at a tag. Being in Chester County,and having put in from day #1, we are -0- fer bull tags drawn. Good luck.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 02:21 PM
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Re: Elk lic drawing/then what?

I must have gotten eaten by that polar bear in Hawaii......

You do not need a guide. I did my hunt un-guided and was prepared to be able to quarter the elk and use my deer cart to get an elk out if needed. Luckily, I got to meet some really nice guys who all pitched in and got my elk out in one piece.

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