HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania’s annual elk hunt is underway, and there’s an easy way to track the harvest.
Pictures of elk, successful hunters and a map of the area in which the animal was killed are available by clicking here. The official Pennsylvania elk check station is located at the Benezette School House in Elk County.
The five-day-long 2016 season began Monday and ends Nov. 5, and occurs in several northern central counties where the state’s wild elk population roams. This year, 124 hunters were awarded elk hunting permits through a lottery system.
As of Tuesday evening, the Game Commission reported that 66 elk had been harvested, including 14 bulls. The largest bull weighed 824lbs. The heaviest cow was 553lbs.
An extended elk season is scheduled from November 7-12 for permitted hunters who have not harvested an elk, in designated areas.
According to the PGC website, Pennsylvania is home to about 1,000 wild elk.