Is there some type of re-intro of Elk in your state?
Here in PA The Game Commission is re-introducing ELK and is having the first ELK hunt this year. 15 tags for bulls 15 for cows. I believe most are tagged like yours as well.
Those are neat pics!
Yes Gizz, KY now has the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi. We are nearly through with the restoration phase which is releasing 1800 animals in a 2.6 million acre area. We've gotten elk from UT, OR, AZ, ND, and KS. We estimate a herd of 7400 animals in 15 years.
Or first hunt was this year, 6 bulls, 6 cows. The bull hunt was Oct 6-12, 6 nice bullls were taken, one with a bow 2 with muzzleloaders.
These early hunts are funding mechanisms for continuing restoration in the remainder of the zone.
For 10.00 you can apply for a KY elk hunt, if you get drawn a 115.00 NR license is needed. The applications for next year will start in December.
The first PA Elk hunt starts this week i think??. It will be interesting to see how it goes. I think for the number of Elk we have here in PA(Estimated to be around 725) that an Elk hunt is uncalled for. The PGC estimates 1300 elk by 2005. Problem is people are complaining that the elk are eating their landscaping and farm crops and the PA game commission needs to raise some money to help pay for the costs of keeping them away. Hope it all works out in the end cause it'd be neat to see some free ranging elk in the area.
This trailcam stuff is plain awesome. A few weeks ago I put my cam out over a small seep and 2 weeks later went back to get my cam, it was a full roll. I had about 10 false due to facing the cam south,but I got what I was after some elk! Our bowhunt starts in 12 days I'm pumped to say the least. Remember to click the red house looking link to see the pics.