Elk NetworkPennsylvania Mulls Changes to Elk Hunt Regulations

General | January 28, 2021

Below is a portion of a news release from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today voted preliminarily to approve a package of amendments to elk license regulations, which would better define the licenses issued for separate elk-hunting seasons and the random drawing among license applicants, and better delineate the elk management area and elk hunt zones.

The amendments will be brought back to the April meeting for a final vote.

“The changes discussed by the Board of Commissioners will help clarify some finer details of how our elk hunt runs and provide a clear structure for the hunt zones and their associated allocations,” said Game Commission elk biologist Jeremy Banfield. “While much of this was already known and understood by elk hunters, adding additional language to the regulations ensures that it is understood by everyone.”

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