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SEPTEMBER  29, 2003
GAME COMMISSION AWARDS ELK LICENSES TO 100 HUNTERS

HARRISBURG - On Saturday, Sept. 27, visitors to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Elk Expo in Kersey, Elk County, assisted the Pennsylvania Game Commission in awarding elk licenses to 100 hunters in a public drawing. There were 26,577 applications eligible for the drawing, and 90 elk licenses were awarded to Pennsylvanians and 10 to nonresident hunters.

Those selected for the elk licenses will be mailed a confirmation letter within a week.

"While there is great interest in the names of the hunters who will receive one of these 100 elk hunting licenses, by law, the Game Commission is not permitted to release information about our license buyers to the public," said Vern Ross, Game Commission executive director. "Beyond announcing the names and hometowns of those selected at the public drawing, we are not permitted to provide a complete list for public dissemination."

Of the 20 antlered elk licenses awarded, 18 went to Pennsylvanians; one to a hunter from West Virginia; and one to a hunter from Maryland. Pennsylvania hunters selected represent the following counties: Allegheny (1); Bucks (1); Butler (3); Cambria (1); Crawford (1); Dauphin (1); Erie (1); Huntingdon (1); Lawrence (1); Luzerne (2); Mercer (1); Northumberland (1); Snyder (1); Venango (1); and Westmoreland (1).

The age breakdowns for the 20 antlered elk licenses are: one in the 17-21 age bracket; three in the 32-36 age bracket; four in the 37-41 age bracket; one in the 42-46 age bracket; four in the 47-51 age bracket; three in the 52-56 age bracket; one in the 62-66 age bracket; one in the 67-71 age bracket; one in the 72-76 age bracket; and one in the 77-81 age bracket.

One of the antlered elk licenses was awarded to a female hunter, the remainder were awarded to male hunters.

Of the 80 antlerless elk licenses awarded, 72 were awarded to Pennsylvanians; two to hunters from Maryland; two to hunters from New York; two to hunters from Ohio; one to a hunter from New Jersey; and one to a hunter from Massachusetts. Pennsylvania hunters selected represented the following counties: Allgeheny (4); Armstrong (1); Beaver (1); Bedford (2); Berks (1); Butler (5); Cambria (3); Centre (3); Clinton (3); Clarion (2); Clearfield (1) Columbia (1); Cumberland (1); Dauphin (2); Elk (3); Erie (1); Franklin (1); Fulton (1); Huntingdon (1); Indiana (1); Jefferson (2); Juniata (1); Lancaster (1); Lebanon (3); Lehigh (1); Luzerne (2); McKean (2); Mercer (1); Montgomery (2); Montour (1); Perry (1); Potter (1); Somerset (2); Tioga (1); Union (1); Venango (1); Warren (1); Washington (2); Westmoreland (4); and York (4).

The age breakdowns for the 80 antlerless elk licenses are: one in the 12-16 age bracket; two in the 17-21 age bracket; four in the 22-26 age bracket; seven in the 27-31 age bracket; 10 in the 32-36 age bracket; 17 in the 37-41 age bracket; 11 in the 42-46 age bracket; 12 in the 47-51 age bracket; two in the 52-56 age bracket; seven in the 57-61 age bracket; four in the 62-66 age bracket; one in the 67-71 age bracket; one in the 72-76 age bracket; and one in the 77-81 age bracket.

Two of the antlerless elk licenses were awarded to female hunters, the remainder were awarded to male hunters.

All 100 elk license recipients will be required to attend a mandatory hunter-orientation program on Nov. 9, prior to purchasing their license. The elk hunt will be held Nov. 10-15.

Prior to the hunter-orientation program, all elk license recipients must obtain a general hunting license and bring it to the orientation program so that their back tag number may be entered on the elk license. Also, residents will need to bring a personal check or money order for $25 to purchase the elk license; nonresidents will need to bring a certified check or money order for $250 to purchase the elk license.

Based on recent trends, the elk herd conservatively is estimated to number between 650 and 700.

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