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Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis
Seasons and Bag Limits: 2022-23 Seasons and Bag LimitsElk Wildlife Note2022-2023 Digest Elk Section

2023 Elk Application Period: February 1 through July 16, 2023.
Drawing: July 29, 2023

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Elk Hunt - 2023 

  • Archery Season: Sept. 16-30 2023 
  • General Season: Oct. 30-Nov. 4 2023
  • Late Season: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2024

Be ELK SMART, Keep PA Elk Wild

Visiting Pennsylvania's Elk Country has become an annual tradition and regular trip for thousands of people from near and far. Learn how to be ELK SMART by following four simple and effective ways that all elk viewers can ensure wild essence of the elk herd remains for generations to come.

Live Stream from Elk Country!

We thank our partners, HDOnTap, and the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission for their support of this educational effort. 

Elk Management and Research

We're learning what elk prefer to eat (webinar 30-minutes)
Elk Herbivory Study #WildSciPA (video 2:14)
Elk Corral Trap #WildSciPA (video 3:03)
Elk Pregnancy Testing #WildSciPA (video 1:24)
Elk Ultrasound #WildSciPA (video 3:25)
Elk Management Plan (PDF)
Collaring a cow elk with a video camera (video)
Annual Elk Population Survey & Harvest information can be found in the document library

Elk Health and Public Safety

Please Don't Feed the Elk (brochure, PDF)

History of Elk in Pennsylvania

Celebrating 100 Years of Elk in Pennsylvania - (30-minute documentary, see Educator's Guide and accompanying information on the Education webpage)

Our Partners

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​Elk FAQ


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