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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Question about PA elk herd

Is there a difference in the way the elk act on the state forests/game lands compared to the elk "in town"?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-19-2012, 06:09 PM
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Re: Question about PA elk herd

Yes... For the most part.....

The elk in town tend to tolerate human interference in their everyday doings.

The elk outside of the town(s) will vacate fairly quick when approached.

Now that's not a constant either....

There are elk in town that will run when you get to close, as there are also elk out in the SGL's and SF's that will let you approach pretty close.
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Re: Question about PA elk herd

Overall though,there is a difference.I'd have no interest in drawing a tag anywhere near Bennezette.However,some of the scattered herds away from civilization are just as spooky as any whitetail.There's a pretty sizeable herd that spends time a few miles from my house.We'll see them out in the fields and I see their tracks all the time.I've yet to actually lay my eyes on one in the woods.
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Re: Question about PA elk herd

Thanks for the observations
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-23-2012, 02:03 AM
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Re: Question about PA elk herd

Not really, they are all pretty tame I think..........I had 3 bulls out i the Quehanna wild area last year, that would not leave me alone until I actually got behind a tree, and they could no longer see me..........as long as they could see me they kept nosing around, and getting closer, I assume looking for food....

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