A Doylestown man hunting elk for the first time bagged the largest elk of the season, weighing about 930 pounds.
“There are only 18 tags, and I was lucky to get one,” said William Zee, of Braddock Court, referring to the lottery for hunting licenses conducted by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Zee, who usually hunts whitetail deer, said he took his rifle and bow on this hunting trip. He shot the antlered elk on Nov. 1 in Goshen Township, Clearfield County.
The commission said that 53 of 57 licensed hunters bagged elk during the season that ran from Sept. 1 through Saturday. Hunters killed 19 antlered elk (an additional license had been issued) and 34 antlerless elk.
Antlered elk weighing 780 pounds, 772 pounds and 711 pounds were taken on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, in Clearfield and Elk counties. The heaviest antlerless elk, weighing an estimated 601 pounds, was shot Saturday by Garry Foreman, of Hershey, in Jay Township, Elk County.