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Scientific Name: Cervus canadensis

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Elk Hunt - 2024 

  • Archery Season: Sept. 14-​28, 2024
  • General Season: Nov. 4-9, 2024
  • Late Season: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4, 2025 (excluding Sundays)

Drawing: The annual drawing for elk licenses will take place Saturday, July 27, 2024​ during the Elk Expo at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. Successful applicants who provide a phone number or email will be notified promptly by those methods, others will receive notification by postal mail​.


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. 

For more wildlife cams please visit: Wildlife Viewing

​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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