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Anyone going to the Elk Expo in Benezette 17 to 18 August?
I'm probably gonna make a long day trip out of it prob on the 17th.
I just realized a couple days ago that I will be out in that part of the state that week. Think I will stop in on the way home and check it out on Sat. and then stay for the LIVE Elk Tag Drawing on the 18th.
Now that they have an archery tag I put in. May go up on the 18th just to hear my name called.
I seen the feed from a few years ago and it looks maddening with that size of crowd. Would be cool to hear your name, but alas I am -0- fer 16 tries. Maybe I will get an archery tag...
I was thinking the same thing Chris.................................................... ;-)
We could have a Bowsite Meet-n-Greet like they do for the P&Y Convention. : )
BTW, there is a good article about the elk and the Elk Hunt in the July issue of PA GAME NEWS.
I would love to go, but I may have something going on. But won't know till about a week before.
Rut Nut's Link
Typically, the drawing for the 100+ tags is saturday afternoon. KECA raffle tag drawing is Sunday. Crowds are not bad at all. Have been up a couple times.
Thanks for the heads up, Todd! Looks like the PGC Elk Tag drawing will be at 1pm on SATURNDAY and the KECA raffle tag drawing is 1pm on SUNDAY. See link for the schedule:
Guess they haven't updated their site in a few years! ;-)
Not sure how you found the 2017 schedule but it is 2019 when you click their '2019 Schedule of Events' at https://www.elkexpo.com/. Maybe googled for elk expo schedule and it took you to old one??
Yep- googled the KECA website and didn't notice it was an old link.
I see they now have a "LIVING WITH SNAKES" presentation on Saturday...................................I'll be sure to skip that one!
Figured you'd be on stage.
That would be if it was titled “How NOT to live with snakes!” ;-)
Lol, you're living proof.
16 points and counting..1 for archery, and 1 for late season... Wish my odds were better. And wish they limited out of state to a %.. too.
How do you know you have 1 for archery and late season John? They haven't even been drawn yet.
I bought points this year. I'm headed to CO in October. It would be my luck that I'd draw an archery tag and not have enough vacation time to go.
I'll be CHUCK BAUGHN this year if that happens Chuck! ;-)
Rut, meaning I put in for this one already, which means we get at least one point. I would however welcome the opportunity to not get issued any points because I was drawn... But an -0- fer 16 in the regular tag makes it even less likely.
Listen for my name call me from the crowd! ??????
Ok Bill! If I know anybody who gets drawn, I’ll post it here. ;-)
No cell service at the elk expo so you won't be able to post anything. Gonna have to wait for the call :)
LOL! That’s right!
Bill- lend me your IN-REACH and I’ll text you! ;-)
It’s what I should have had last year! ;-)
I applied last year but have zero points. Why is that?
Mule, you should look into that.. You should have your points accrued. Did you check in the PALS website?
It should show a point for rifle if you applied last year Joe!
Yes If I'm correct their three point pools starting this year?? One for rifle, one new for archery and I think the new one for late season??? So no one should have any for archery or late,, Am I right? Todd??? Ed R
That’s right Ed. Joe’s should look like this:
You are correct Ed. 3 different pools you can have points in this year. Only the Regular Elk would have past points. Archery and Late are new and everyone is starting at zero.
I still say, make non res a 10% draw... And residents of Elk county a 5% draw.. :)
Anybody that wants to meet look for the guy in the UBP Shirt and snakeboots at the Elk Drawing tomorrow. ;-)
Sad they do not stream it anymore.
I hope you’re planning on wearing pants too, Perry!! That last post of yours kinda sounds like something from Craigslist!! :)
LOL! Guess I didn’t phrase that the best.................But don’t worry, I WILL have pants on! : )
Thanks a lot Josh! I can’t get that pic out of my head
Well Rut. Did they call any of our names???
I know one UBPer that drew a cow tag
does anyone know if they is a list of winners out for this year
Not sure how they do it Gary. But, I have a friend that got a call from the Pa GC yesterday afternoon informing him he drew a tag. I did not get a call so, I presume I get the “unsuccessful” stamp
Bill, It was hard to tell this year because they used the first 2 initials and last name only!(no first names) and their home town.
But I heard that a 5C Hunt “alumni” drew a cow tag. Don’t think it is the same person, though................
I was really impressed with the Expo! The older gentlemen that announced the names was a real “character!” He was dressed in “Old West” garb. And was funny as hell!
The vendors and exhibits were great. LOTS of people on Saturday!
Got to talk to Dave Mitchell from the PGC after the drawing yesterday for a few minutes, but then he had to go help call all the winners. I never realized they start making the calls almost immediately after the drawing! Right from the Expo.
Got to hang out with a fellow Bowsiter today and BS and share some stories. It was a good time- Thanks Chuck! (BTW, that shirt you were wearing was THE BEST! ;-)
Here is the aforementioned announcer interviewing the winner of the KECA Tag today. He happened to be in attendance.
Keystone Elk Country Alliance- it's the group that runs the Visitor Center. They have a Bull Tag that they raffle off every year. THen 100% of the proceeds go towards elk habitat improvement. They said they sold over 10,000 tickets which brought in over $180,000 The tag is good for 60 days starting in Sept. and comes with a lot of PERKS including 6 days guide service from Elk County Outfitters and Free taxidermy
The Sheriff is John Geissler, former Board Chairman of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance. Really nice guy with a great personality at these events.
Saw video of the name being drawn and UPB shirt sitting in the front row, left side. Assuming that is Rut.
Perry it was great meeting and getting to know you. Im definitly looking forward to the 5C hunt.
LOL! Yeah that is me and Chuck in the front row. When the program started we were out under the trees watching. When it started pouring we moved inside, just as the hail started to come down! ;-)
Yeah, it was a great time Chuck! Next year maybe we can get a few more folks to join us?!
Anyone have a list of people that drew or a link to it?
Rut Nut's Link
Archery: JD Glass Glenrock PA zone 3 bull JJ Lickfeld Williamsville NY zone 10 bull DL Weigle Slipperyrock PA zone 12 bull LA Miller Narvon PA zone 13 bull SJ Schrader Schnecksville PA zone 14 bull JT Bowesox Millerstown PA zone 3 cow WL Kilby Conestoga PA zone 3 cow MR Lewis Sidney NY zone 10 cow WD Smith Reynoldsville PA zone 10 cow WS Harner Port Treverton PA zone 12 cow MD Heiser Lancaster PA zone12 cow BR Buford Coburn PA zone 14 cow AJ Shelton Lansdale PA zone 13 cow DR Rae Loganton PA zone 13 cow MA Frankosky Macungie PA zone 14 cow
General season: SE Stracham Scott Twp PA zone 2 bull PR Moore Biglerville PA zone 8 bull BD Kunes Benezette PA zone 2 bull GG Gipe Middletown PA zone 3 bull WA Brody Bethel Park PA zone zone 3 bull CM Hostetter Boiling Springs PA zone 4 bull BL Keeler Quakertown PA zone 12 bull JE Confer Aaronsburg PA zone 4 bull LA Linhart Pittsburg PA zone 5 bull DJ Misner Johnstown PA zone 5 bull JJ Wrubel Williamstown PA zone 5 RP Fuller Erie PA zone 6 bull DM Smith Ruffsdale PA zone 6 bull JM Bakayasa Marion Center PA zone 8 bull MC Shoop Williamstown PA zone 10 bull CE Shoop Paxinos PA zone zone 9 bull SG Maneval Watsontown PA zone 9 bull PT Yoder Philipsburg PA zone 10 bull K Orndorf Nicholas Hills OK zone 12 bull JH Shaffer Smithfield PA zone 11 bull ER Mood Line Lexington PA zone 11 bull DJ Peck Cherokee IA zone 11 bull TJ Vossler Downington PA zone 14 bull ME Ely Etters PA zone 13 bull WA Humes Cheswick PA zone 12 bull FW Johnson Newville PA zone 13 bull AA Elliott Danville PA zone 14 bull DR Myers Abbottstown PA zone 12 cow DR Beam Washington PA zone 2 cow J Yatsonsky Honesdale PA zone 2 cow RF Galada Douglassville PA zone 2 cow JL Carvell Richfield PA zone 12 cow RE Kienzle Butler PA zone 3 cow JM Davis Fairfield PA zone 12 cow MA Walter Martinsburg PA zone 2 cow AT Larson Salida CO zone 12 cow SE Esh Ickesburg PA zone 2 cow DT Burdge Dover PA zone 2 cow SA Stawinski Irwin PA zone 2 cow MA Tascione Canonsburg PA zone 2 cow K Fuller West Suffield CT zone 2 cow JL Revesz Nantyglo PA zone2 cow IJ Gerberich Elizabethtown PA zone 2 cow TT Weiss Danville PA zone 2 cow SL Rupprecht Saint Marys PA zone 2 cow J Finateri White Plains NY zone 2 cow CL Barr Clarion PA zone 13 cow JW Krinock Latrobe zone 2 cow JH Hochreither Hawley PA zone 2 cow CT Sinnamond Austin PA zone 2 cow K Stock Brigatine NJ zone 10 cow J Conaway Centerville PA zone 2 cow JM Paridon Cortland OH zone 3 cow CJ Froehlich Ottsville PA zone 10 cow RJ Macbeth Meadville PA zone 3 cow E Lunger Muncy PA zone 4 cow JL Johnson Towanda PA zone 4 cow RL Kline Hanover PA zone 4 cow DJ Rostis Indiana PA zone 4 cow BJ Beimel Saint Marys PA zone 5 cow BR Arbes Marianna PA zone 12 cow JF Imes Port Royal PA zone 5 cow AC Odermatt Pittsburgh PA zone 12 cow RS Hoffman Zelienople PA zone 5 cow RA Rubeis Punta Gorda FL zone 6 cow RA Wanamaker Auburn PA zone 6 cow DL Jones New Ring gold PA zone 6 cow FK Carpenter Erie PA zone 6 cow JD Takosky Butler PA zone 8 cow ME Geiser Mansfield PA zone 8 cow WA Giovannelli Brockport PA zone 8 cow RA Miller Connellsville PA zone 8 cow PB McNulty Chambersburg PA zone 13 cow RJ Orgitano Duboistown PA zone 9 cow JD Holmes Dalton PA zone 9 cow JA Ceriani Brockport PA zone 10 cow JM Simpson Newburg PA zone 12 cow CF Tobias Danville PA zone 9 cow CJ Conway Carbondale PA zone 9 cow AM Judge Royersford PA zone 10 cow BR Smith Canton PA zone 10 cow CE Kitchen King of Prussia PA zone 10 cow RL Cricks Avonmore PA zone 10 cow CA Thomas Duke Center PA zone 11 cow TL Snyder Knoxdale PA zone 12 cow AM Aumiller Polk PA zone 12 cow RP Baxter Windber PA zone 12 cow GK Rhodes Oil City PA zone 12 cow JP Howe Kylertown PA zone 12 cow JC Effrig Philadelphia PA zone 12 cow NW Jones Dillsburg PA zone 12 cow KA Sallada Morris PA zone 12 cow CJ Niemczyk Mansfield PA zone 13 cow ZO Kick Warren PA zone 13 cow CM Daley Warrington PA zone 14 cow JJ Mitchell Vintondale PA zone 14 cow LL Bugg Mount Aetna PA zone 14 cow JA Cunningham Emporium PA zone 14 cow
Late season cow only: WR Henry Kittanning PA zone 2 cow LB Smeltzer Dallastown PA zone 2 cow DP Detwiler Duncansville PA zone 2 cow SD Hardy Jersey Shore PA zone 13 cow WG Hafner Bloomsburg PA zone 2 cow HJ Klose Elizabethtown PA zone 10 cow ZR Ashford Bloomsburg PA zone 2 cow KA Sheaffer Richfield PA zone 2 cow JC Ellenberger Dayton PA zone 2 cow TL Ellenberger Warriorsmark PA zone 2 cow CC Gentry Everett PA zone 2 cow RL Kuhn Carlisle PA zone 2 cow JA Obermeyer Dallas PA zone 3 cow RP Newcomb North Chesterfield VA zone 4 cow JE Yaletchko Oxford PA zone 5 cow JR Lukens Middleburg PA zone 5 cow SM Roadcap Harrisburg PA zone 6 cow RB Wells New Bethlehem PA zone 8 cow B Burger Duncansville PA zone 6 cow NG Dadamo New Kensington PA zone 8 cow TM Ehrhart Salix PA zone 9 cow JM Kutchman Ebensburg PA zone 9 cow JD Dunmeyer Windber PA zone 10 cow BL Chorba Jessup PA zone 11 cow WL Anthony Kittanning PA zone 12 cow BC Smith Dauphin PA zone 12 cow GL Widdowson Dallastown PA zone 12 cow ML Hevner York PA sone 14 cow TE Holloway Ligonier PA zone 12 cow
Chuck texted me this link. Don’t have any more info than what is posted. All I can say is: WOW!