Twenty-two elk harvested so far
Twenty-two of the 50 elk tags available in this year's elk hunt were already filled midway through the second day. Tuesday saw a number of elk processed at the official check station, located at the Game Commission's maintenance shed along the Quehanna Highway in Karthaus Township. Seven bulls were processed at the station on Tuesday. Marshall Goulding of Hershey harvested a 5x6 bull with a dressed weight of 414 pounds. Goulding reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 2, which is comprised mainly of land administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission and the Bureau of Forestry. Wayne Michael of Nescopeck harvested a 7x7 bull with a dressed weight of 556 pounds. Michael reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 11. Julius Phelan of Angola, N.Y. harvested a 5x6 bull with a dressed weight of 538 pounds. Phelan reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 3, which is comprised of private and public lands, including State Game Lands 14 and the Elk State Forest. Dennis Sterner of Shermansdale harvested a 6x6 bull with a dressed weight of 507 pounds. Sterner reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 3.James Wolfe of Mercersburg harvested a 7x7 bull with a dressed weight of 633 pounds in Zone 9, which is comprised of public and private land, including the Elk and Moshannon state forests and State Game Lands 34, 90 and 94. Mary Ann Zdarko of Warren harvested a 6x6 bull with a dressed weight of 558 pounds. Zdarko reportedly bagged the bull in Zone 4, which is comprised of private and public land, including the Elk and Sproul state forests and Sinnemahoning and Kettle Creek state parks. An additional bull was also harvested on Tuesday, but information on the name of the hunter, rack size and dressed weight was unavailable. As of Tuesday afternoon, 12 of the 17 bull licenses awarded during this year's hunt have been filled. A total of 10 cows were harvested over the course of the first two days of the hunt. For more on this story, see the Nov. 3 edition of The Daily Press.