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NVPete
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Mar-18-19, 
08:58 PM (MST)
"Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I'd never been to Jackson Hole, WY to visit the elk refuge, and I had an opportunity to do so recently. I thought I'd share some "elk shed porn" from the visitor center/museum there of two of the mounted shed sets on display there! I was especially enamored with the largest set ever found there, not only the mass, but the inside spread. ENJOY!



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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  huntin50      Mar-19-19   1 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  DidIDraw      Mar-19-19   2 
  RE: Elk Refuge...  notdonhunti...      Mar-19-19   3 
   RE: Elk Refuge...  DW      Mar-19-19   4 
    RE: Elk Refuge...  Wapitiwilly      Mar-19-19   5 
     RE: Elk Refuge...  okiebugle      Mar-19-19   6 
      RE: Elk Refuge...  Wapitiwilly      Mar-19-19   7 
       RE: Elk Refuge...  notdonhunti...      Mar-19-19   8 
    RE: Elk Refuge...  NVPete      Mar-19-19   9 
     RE: Elk Refuge...  NVPete      Mar-19-19   10 
      RE: Elk Refuge...  Buffs35      Mar-19-19   11 
      RE: Elk Refuge...  mntnguide      Mar-19-19   12 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  DeerHunter53      Mar-20-19   13 
  RE: Elk Refuge...  Gator      Mar-20-19   14 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  Squatch      Mar-28-19   15 
  RE: Elk Refuge...  hawkbill      Mar-29-19   16 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  clearwatera...      Mar-31-19   17 
  RE: Elk Refuge...  HorseCreek      Apr-01-19   18 
   RE: Elk Refuge...  NVPete      Apr-01-19   19 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  NMhunter4li...      Apr-13-19   20 
  RE: Elk Refuge...  NVPete      Apr-14-19   21 
   RE: Elk Refuge...  elks96      Apr-15-19   22 
 RE: Elk Refuge...  clearwatera...      Apr-22-19   23 

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huntin50
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Mar-19-19, 
09:03 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Thanks for sharing!
468 typical unbelievable! I wonder who the hunter that finally killed him was?

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DidIDraw
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Mar-19-19, 
09:25 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Did it say when the sheds were picked up?

Super cool that an animal of that size can make it through multiple hunting seasons. Maybe it was a Yellowstone bull.

Thanks for sharing.

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notdonhunting
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Mar-19-19, 
09:39 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Nice bull but I do not see 468.

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Mar-19-19, 
10:14 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

3rds are a little weak on that bottom bull. Thanx for Postin pete!

#livelikezac

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Wapitiwilly
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Mar-19-19, 
12:17 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I saw the bull several times on the refuge close to the Gros Ventre River. Bull was unbelievable. We had no doubt he was a 400+ class bull!

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Mar-19-19, 
03:17 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Wapitiwilly, What years was it that you watched him? Did he return to the refuge every year?

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Wapitiwilly
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Mar-19-19, 
05:51 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I believe 16-17. We were hunting buffalo when we saw him

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Mar-19-19, 
07:24 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

The world record according to the Boone and Crockett scores a messily 442 5/8. So this shed set would outscore the world record by 20.
The spider bull that everyone thinks was ranch raised was 478 5/8.

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NVPete
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Mar-19-19, 
07:36 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Yeah, they are! But look at their MASS! LOL!

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Mar-19-19, 
07:45 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I just learned about another huge Refuge elk that died of natural causes last winter- "Brutus". Here's a youtube link about him.
http://search.myway.com/search/video.jhtml?n=7857f9d7&p2=%5ECRB%5Exdm220%5ES31675%5Eus&pg=video&pn=1&ptb=D417F499-ED5B-4A2D-BDF2-B39B121BA34E&qs=&searchfor=You+Tube+Video+of+Brutus+the+Elk&si=&ss=sub&st=tab&tpr=sbt&trs=wtt&vidOrd=1&vidId=k8671wOfrm0

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Mar-19-19, 
08:12 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I'd only shoot them the last day of the season, i like to hold out for something big.

Said no hunter ever.

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Mar-19-19, 
08:15 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

>I just learned about another huge
>Refuge elk that died of
>natural causes last winter- "Brutus".
>Here's a youtube link about
>him.
>http://search.myway.com/search/video.jhtml?n=7857f9d7&p2=%5ECRB%5Exdm220%5ES31675%5Eus&pg=video&pn=1&ptb=D417F499-ED5B-4A2D-BDF2-B39B121BA34E&qs=&searchfor=You+Tube+Video+of+Brutus+the+Elk&si=&ss=sub&st=tab&tpr=sbt&trs=wtt&vidOrd=1&vidId=k8671wOfrm0


"Brutus" is the bull in your top picture. His biggest set of sheds was 3 winters ago, 2 years ago he had regressed some and was closer to 410, and finally last winter he was found dead on the refuge scoring 405" with 54" inside spread. I watched him for 5 winters that i know of where he was over 400". His two largest years, his 7th point actually switched horns which was interesting. He was one of kind for sure, i sure miss watching him this year.

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DeerHunter53
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Mar-20-19, 
06:46 AM (MST)
13. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

That is a true giant WOW what a bull and not a high fence bull straight up GIANT

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Mar-20-19, 
05:25 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

That picture of him facing the camera is awesome shot.

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Mar-28-19, 
10:16 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

That is awesome - i spent an hour in there a few years ago. Amazing.

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Mar-29-19, 
06:18 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

What an awesome Bull, I enjoyed the video clips thanks

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Mar-31-19, 
11:55 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

It's an amazing bull. I really enjoyed the clips.
Thanks for sharing!!!!

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Apr-01-19, 
03:57 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Brutus!

If I remember right those aren't his sheds, that was the year he was found dead on the refuge

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NVPete
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Apr-01-19, 
04:24 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

So. That means there was a guy bigger than Brutus "once upon a time" on the refuge? Brutus was probably more well-known and photographed than an earlier bull. Still, any elk over 400" has to be pretty impressive, and from what I've seen of video and stills, he was all that!

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Apr-13-19, 
08:16 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

I was just there in Feb. for the first time.
You have your score wrong. I am pretty sure it was 434, definitely not 468. I can't quite make it out for sure in the picture I took.

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Apr-14-19, 
05:13 AM (MST)
21. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Thanks. Others pointed out this was probably not the same shed antlers as those from Brutus as well. I have seen hundreds of huge elk shed mounts in various venues as RMEF elk tours, Sportsmen's Warehouse, the old Cabela's, Bass Pro Shops, etc. and there were a lot of pretty impressive-looking ones. These just struck me as pretty massive and wide! As I stated any over 400 inch are awesome to me!

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Apr-15-19, 
00:17 AM (MST)
22. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

Not Brutus.
I believe they were from 2013,

I have then at 436 inches almost 437

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Apr-22-19, 
00:10 AM (MST)
23. "RE: Elk Refuge Mounted Sheds"

It's an amazing bull. I really enjoyed the clips.

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