|Foggy Morning Bull|
|Bull Pauses From Chasing Cows|
|"One Eye" 1999: Video still capture- Canon L2 Hi-8 Camcorder|
At first glance, the ten bull allocation for these areas may not seem excessive when one considers the number of bulls seen overall, but the problem is that attention will be focused on the largest and the removal of ten large bulls from this area could severely impact the quality of bull sighted in the years to come. In actual practice it is likely that not all hunters will hold out for a big bull. To some a 5x5 in their sights is simply too much to pass up--especially after hunting for a day or so, but it does seem likely that most of the bull tags will be filled, as the success rate on Pennsylvania bulls usually runs in the 90%-100% range.
But so much for speculation, the allocations for this year are written in stone, the hunters have their permits and are ready to go, and the elk that will be hunted are there. In a few short days the drama will unfold and whatever will be,will be.
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill.