Pennsylvania Elk Hunting Season Overview

Elk Archery Season

  • Dates: September 16-30, 2023
  • Limit: One elk per license year

Elk Regular Season

  • Antlered Elk
    • Dates: October 30-November 4, 2023
    • Limit: One elk per license year
  • Antlerless Elk
    • Dates: Same as Antlered Elk
    • Limit: One elk per license year

Elk Late Season

  • Dates: December 30, 2023 - January 6, 2024
  • Limit: One elk per license year

Important Considerations for Elk Hunters

  • License Requirement: Ensure you have a valid elk hunting license, obtained through the lottery system.
  • Hunt Zone: Be aware of the specific Elk Hunt Zone (EHZ) you are permitted to hunt in.
  • Bag Limit: The limit is one elk per license year, irrespective of the season or method (archery or firearm).
  • Reporting: Successful hunters must report their harvest as per the regulations of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
  • Safety Measures: Adhere to all safety guidelines, including wearing blaze orange during firearm seasons.
  • Ethical Hunting: Practice ethical hunting principles, including respecting private property and following fair chase principles.
  • Seasonal Conditions: Prepare for variable weather conditions, especially during the late season.
  • Wildlife Management: Hunting regulations are designed for effective wildlife management; adhere to them to contribute to conservation efforts.

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