Re: PA Elk Guide or DIY???
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.
Youth and enthusiasm will always be overcome by age and treachery.