Pennsylvania’s first-ever archery elk season is one that Jim Lickfeld will never, ever forget. Not only was he shocked a month earlier when he found out he was drawn to receive one of five coveted tags, but he took full advantage by punching that tag the first night of his September hunt.
“As I came to full draw, Al whispered “57” as in yards. I did some fast geometry knowing my 40-yard pin was 10 inches low at 50 yards. I figured the accelerating rate of descent would require 20 inches of elevation composition,” Lickfeld told the Buffalo News. “A deep breath and I released. I picked up the fight of my arrow while it was halfway home. The double lung hit monarch was down. The rack on the animal was huge.”
Lickfeld says the Pennsylvania archery typical record was 349 4/8 inches. His 6×7 bull racked up a green score of 370 5/8 inches.
Go here to read Lickfeld’s first-hand account about the hunt.
(Photo source: Pennsylvania Game Commission)