Our hunter Jim Lickfeld had the honor of harvesting the First bull of the First PA Archery elk hunt! Trophy Rack Lodge coordinated with World champion elk caller Al Morris, who works for FoxPRO, to call durning the hunt. PAGC sent a videographers along to capture both of Trophy Rack Lodge’s archery bull elk hunts on film. Bull hunter Luke Miller hunted with us in EHZ 13 and brought down a monster 6x7! Bill Kilby‘s patience paid off when he succeeded in his archery cow hunt in Zone 3.
Nothing is as exciting as calling in bulls in the rut. An archery elk hunt is a true challenge. Choose Trophy Rack Lodge as your PA archery elk outfitter!
A link to the PGC video will be provided when it is released in May.
Trophy Rack Lodge scored with FOUR bulls scoring over 400BC! What a year for our hunters and their guides! The highest scoring bull of the regular season was a zone 12 slammer by Willis D Humes of Pittsburgh , an 8x7 scoring 439 4/8. Next a zone 1 bull coming in at 406BC harvested by Alice Elliott of Danville PA. Jim Shaffer of Smithfield PA brought down a great 405 inch bull in Zone 11. And there was another dandy in zone 11 , an 8x8 scoring 402 harvested by Dave Peck of Cherokee IA.
Another first for PA is the addition of the Late Antlerless Season held in January of 2020. A new set of challenges were before us with the possibility of the harsh and unpredicable PA winter weather and difficult access to hunting areas, but it was fortunate that the weather was mild and most of 29 tags were given out were filled. Three lucky guys who drew tags in zones 10, 12 and 14 hunted with Trophy Rack Lodge and harvested their cow elk.
See all the 3 seasons’ photos below!