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Elk hunting season to begin next week in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG — The six-day general elk hunting season opens in Pennsylvania on Monday, and many eyes will turn to the check station at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette to see what is harvested.

More than 57,000 applications were received this year for a chance to hunt Pennsylvania elk, but only 72 licenses were granted for the general season.

A total of 42 hunters will be in search of antlerless elk cows, while 30 hunters have tags for antlered elk bulls.

There are a dozen Elk Hunt Zones dispersed throughout the northcentral Pennsylvania elk range.

Following the completion of the general elk hunting season, a late season will be held for 46 hunters from December 30th through January 6th.