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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-08-2012, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

HI all,

Can anyone tell me if the elk herd have their horns yet this spring?


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Tom

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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

I suspect they have begun to grow antlers. I'm judging that by the fact that they seem to be pretty much on the same schedule as whitetails, with some individual variation.

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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

Should be starting and they can grow 3/4" a day.

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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

Tom, Yes they do. My parents both work at the elk center. They said they had two bulls in there front yard at the house that both had a foot of growth on them.
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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

I saw a couple of big ones a week ago, that had both brow tines, and the 3rd point starting, they had probably 2.5-3 feet of growth. They seem to run about a month or so ahead of the deer.

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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

A friend of mine just got back from camp in Cameron and he said they had two bulls in at camp on Saturday. He said they didn't have a whole lot yet but they are pushing antlers.
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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

Great news guys.

My dad is not doing well health wise, and wants to come see the elk, but wanted to wait until they have antlers. Hopefully I can make it up there in the next week or so with him.

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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

Weve got a bull next to our camp thats going to be an absolute monster! his bases are huge already..hes very friendly though, not to afraid of humans
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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

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Can anyone tell me if the elk herd have their horns yet this spring?
No , because elk grow antlers.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 09:40 AM
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Re: Pa elk herd question do they have horns yet ?

You beat me to it, Swift.
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