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Old 08-10-2005, 02:03 PM
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Default what does a 300p/t elk look like.

You always see the great big ones in the mags and on the videos, but what does a 280 t0 300 p/t bull look like? Anybody got pictures? thanks coondog
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:17 PM
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Here's a bunch from 300 to 400+ SCI scoring ones. I'd have to look up how that would differ from B&C scoring.

http://www.mckenhunting.com/Gallery_23_01.htm
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Old 08-10-2005, 03:27 PM
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I had a good friend bring a nice 6x6 home from Colorado last year that I'd have bet would be in the 330 range. It scored under 300. Field judging elk sized animals you don't often get to see, to me anyway, will be harder than it sounds.
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:04 PM
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A 300 class bull usually has eye guards and brow tines that are less that the diatance from his eyes to the end of his nose. The third tines are about the same as the brow tines and the fourth is generally 18 inches or less. (The distance from the antler pedicle to the end of the nose on a mature bull is about 16 to 18 inches.) The main beams will just barely reach his withers. The antlers are light in mass by comparison to an older larger bull. Generally, a bull with a 300 class rack will be 4 or 5 years old.

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Old 08-10-2005, 04:05 PM
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If this helps here is 330 & 381
330 bull 1997


381 bull 2004
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:28 PM
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Bowsdork, woah that's amazing elk! How do you do that?
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:36 PM
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Well, I can post just what you need. Here's an elk I arrowed that gross scored 310" and netted 301" P&Y:




Here's another that grossed 340" and netted 330" P&Y:

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Old 08-11-2005, 06:54 AM
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Sorry for the bad picture it was the only one I had scanned. This bull grossed 305 and netted 298. The kicker about this bull is he is 52" wide at the widest points. His swords flared out.

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Old 08-11-2005, 08:32 AM
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Thanks guys those are some awesome bulls. For somebody from TN who doesbt get to see elk except on tv and in mags it sure would make it hard to judge one in the field. thanks coondog
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:28 AM
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Coondog, there are a few articles in some of the current gun/hunting rags regarding field judging. I just read one in September's Petersons.
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Old 08-11-2005, 10:51 AM
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Here is my wifes bull, probably 290 (never really scored it) without broken tine.

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Old 08-12-2005, 10:26 AM
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Default here is an ugly one.

here is an ugly [under 300]
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:53 PM
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for me.... a 300 bull needs to have the 5/6 points close to the same length as the 4th. notice the short 5/6 points on mtnman picture.
you need good distance between the 4th, 5th, and the end of the 6th point along the beam also. look at bowedark's first picture, uniform distance between 4th and 5th point along the beam and the end of the 6th point (main beam). don't know if that's the right way to do it but that's what I'm going to use in NM next month. I have also seen very few bull over 300 with a down turned brow tine but lots of 270-290 bulls with one turned down on the end. note cj's post, ugly brow tines..
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:12 PM
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Here is a 330 gross bull with a down turned brow ;^)




To be fair he was injured in velvet. Ron
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:58 AM
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So thats what you look like Ron....

I would have never guessed...

Nice elk....
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:35 PM
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whats the biggest bull everyone has shot? pictures?
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:52 PM
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ELKCHSR, I look pretty good for a 40 year old guy!
My daughter got that elk when she was 13. Ron
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:09 PM
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LOL.... Thats good and congrats to your girl...
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Old 08-25-2005, 11:04 PM
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spike with double brow tines lol
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:04 PM
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Here my bull from last year. Scored 289 5x5.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:57 PM
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Very nice elk Muzzelk...see, I would've guessed it bigger on the hoof...what was your first impression before taking it? Hope that doesn't sound too supid btw.
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Old 08-26-2005, 07:32 PM
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Thanks everyone for all the great pictures. You are getting me all pumped up now.
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