11.23.2009

Expanding the no-kill zone in order to protect our people-trusting elk.

These two cows were just out "sightseeing" when we stumbled upon them on Porcupine Run.

5 comments:

  1. You can count on me for help.

    The week before season opened we watched bulls and cows along 555 on the NKZ side of the road and a couple of fellows said they sure wished the bull would go to the other side of the road so he would be in the kill zone when season opened. Later that day we photographed two bulls fighting on the other side of the road and many people were walking up to them. These bulls and cows were fully acclimated to humans. People talking, throwing apples at them, slamming car doors had no impact on them.

    Even though I am a hunter, I could not shoot an animal under those circumstances. I firmly believe in fair chase and an effort that we need to add to the expansion of the NKZ is to get B&C to not recognize listing of PA Elk.

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  2. Excellent point Jim, if Boone & Crockett were to discontinue recognizing Pa elk it would be a tremendous blow to the Pa elk hunting industry. Regardless of how the pro-hunt faction tries to portray it, these elk do not become wilder just because they happened to walk to the other side of the road or venture out of town.

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  3. I live in Maine but have so enjoyed following Marci's blogging about the elk. I think this is a wonderful way for you all to spread the word about saving the elk. Thank you.

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  4. I agree, the No Hunt Zone needs to be greatly enlarged. Why do you need a lare rifle to kill one of these animals, when you could easily do it with a butcher knife. No very challenging to me.

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  5. I agree with the no kill zone. I am a avid photographer of these majestic animals . I make about on average 6 trips a year to have my kick so to speak and love every minute of it

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