The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 21, 2012

Bob Garett's Talking Points notebook: Bear hunting update


n If you're getting your trophy mounted, it's important to remember that state law requires the deer harvest carcass tag to remain with the head at the taxidermist, and that a second hand-made tag containing the name, address and license number of the person who harvested the deer and the location of the harvest remain with the rest of the carcass going to the processor.

Elk hunt rundown

The Game Commission announced that 52 elk were harvested by the 65 hunters who were awarded elk licenses for the recently-concluded 2012 elk hunt. Of that total, 19 were antlered and 33 were antlerless. These successful elk hunters included Charles Ulrich of Allenwood, Union County, who took a 729-pound, 7x7 on November 5th in Karthus Township, Clearfield County. The heaviest antlered elk was taken by Richard Tratthen, Jr., of Scott Township, Lackawanna County. He took an estimated live weight 840-pound, 8x8 in Jay Township, which is in, appropriately named: Elk County.

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