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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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PA Elk Guide or DIY???

I wasnt selected but it was fun entering & following the process!!


Just curious...wunder if most successful drawees go with a guide or DIY???

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011, 02:49 PM
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our camp has drawn 3 cow tags so far...all diy and all filled tags...depends on how well you no the hunt zone and how much help you have to get it out we had 3 ta 4 guys..got 2 on the first day and one the 5th day.i was lucky and got mine on the first day and also was able to be with my hunting buddys when they took theres
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I think every picture I've seen from the PA elk harvests the elk have all been in tact when taken to the check in. I just wondered if they have to be or can you quarter them to get them out of the woods? May be a big factor on guide vs DIY.
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Re: PA Elk Guide or DIY???

In 2003 we were allowed either way and I don't thing that it changed, They just wanted some of the parts for testing.
I know that one of the other years one came to the check station packed out.

I did mine DIY and harvested it on the second day of the hunt with some friends for the help so mine came out in tact!
If you do it that way I will tell you that you do need lots of friends for help even after the hunt!
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Thanks guys!! I was sorta thinkin that most used guides...mebbie not.

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I used Elk County Outfitters is 2009. They were great to hunt with - knew the territory and I did not, fed me and my son from Saturday before the hunt until we left after getting my elk, getting the animal out and on the truck to the check station, hanging, skinning and cutting the beast into manageable pieces. I could not have rented a room and bought meals for what it cost. Those guys truly love the PA elk hunt. And I don't think any of them have ever drawn a tag.

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Re: PA Elk Guide or DIY???

I DIY in 2003 in zone 9. I live about a half an hour away, so I'm familiar with the area. A HPA'er also gave me some good advice. I had friends to help get the cow out.

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I think every picture I've seen from the PA elk harvests the elk have all been in tact when taken to the check in. I just wondered if they have to be or can you quarter them to get them out of the woods? May be a big factor on guide vs DIY.
At the orientation they used to have, they said it was a PA hunter thing. PA hunters like taking the elk out of the woods whole.
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I used Elk County Outfitters is 2009. They were great to hunt with - knew the territory and I did not, fed me and my son from Saturday before the hunt until we left after getting my elk, getting the animal out and on the truck to the check station, hanging, skinning and cutting the beast into manageable pieces. I could not have rented a room and bought meals for what it cost. Those guys truly love the PA elk hunt. And I don't think any of them have ever drawn a tag.
Thanks much GD!! Will certainly consider ECO if im ever drawn!

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Re: PA Elk Guide or DIY???

DIY is the only way to go, Here in PA or out west.

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