CRC's Elk thread.

The NCWRC should manage elk for

  • tourism

    Votes: 7 11.9%
  • hunters

    Votes: 46 78.0%
  • landowners/farmers

    Votes: 6 10.2%

  • Total voters


Eight Pointer
I'd need a bigger house for that rack
Years ago, one of my uncle's killed a massive 6x6 in Wyoming. Had it mounted, shipped to his house in Pennsylvania, and had to keep it in his garage. It was too high, wide, and long to fit through any of his doors or windows. Believe me, he tried.


Old Mossy Horns
5 year population study:

Population Estimate Project
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is currently conducting research in conjunction with the University of Tennessee to estimate elk population abundance, survival, recruitment, and growth in North Carolina. This 5-year project will employ spatially explicit capture-mark-recapture (SECR) methods based on fecal DNA to estimate elk vital rates and will determine if current immigration, survival, and recruitment rates are sufficient to enable a sustainable hunt in North Carolina.

Currently, North Carolina's elk population is not at a level where hunting meets our management objectives

Oh and the WRC created an elk and alligator management committee:

ELK AND ALLIGATOR MANAGEMENT (Staff Contact: Brad Howard (828-413-1939) Steve Windham, Chair Mark Craig, Vice Chair Brad Stanback Tom Berry Landon Zimmer Richard Edwards Kelly Davis
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Old Mossy Horns
Missouri is the latest state with an elk hunt

The first elk season will include an archery portion from Oct. 17-25 and a firearms portion Dec. 12-20.
The five permits will be for bull elk and will be valid for both portions. All permits will be assigned through a lottery drawing.



Old Mossy Horns
Details on the Mo hunt:

For this first elk season, MDC has designated a nine-day archery portion running Oct. 17-25 and a nine-day firearms portion running Dec. 12-20. The five permits will be for bull elk and will be valid for both portions. All permits will be assigned through a random-lottery drawing.

“The timing of the season was designed to come after the peak of elk breeding during late September and early October and to avoid the elk season coinciding with portions of the firearms deer season,” explained MDC Elk and Deer Biologist Aaron Hildreth.

MDC will require a $10 application fee for those applying for the general permits. Qualifying landowners will not be required to pay the $10 application fee when applying for the landowner permit. Those selected for each of the five permits must pay a $50 permit fee.

MDC will limit the random lottery to one application per-person, per-year with a 10-year “sit-out” period for those drawn for a general permit before they may apply again. If selected for a landowner elk permit, qualifying landowners will not be required to wait 10 years before again applying for a landowner elk permit. Qualifying landowners may apply once each year for a general elk hunting permit and for a landowner elk permit but are eligible to receive only one permit annually.

Unfortunately non residents are not eligible

To apply for an elk permit, applicants must be Missouri residents at least 11 years of age by the first day of the hunt. Those selected to receive a permit must have their hunter-education certification or be exempt by age (born before Jan. 1, 1967) before they may purchase the permit. All applications must be completed online or at a local vendor.


Old Mossy Horns
Looks like Tennessee is going to open a season on elk on their side of the Smokies.

Going to let deer hunters shoot them


Staff member
a little dramatic of you but yes, they are allowing incidental take outside of their "restoration counties"
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Old Mossy Horns
Big bull taken in Tennessee this year



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When most hunters think of elk hunting, they envision snow-capped mountain peaks with dark fir forests, alpine meadows gracing the high country, and golden aspens shimmering in the foothills. But there’s another option that’s steadily becoming available. Picture sprawling meadows of rugged, reclaimed coal mine land in Kentucky. A forest glade in Wisconsin’s northwoods. A hillside in Arkansas' Ozarks. And an Appalachian ridge cutting through the Pennsylvania countryside.


Eight Pointer
The young boys were exploring Cherokee this past summer while the bull was enjoying someone's nice lawn.


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