A real spike unit trophy

ridgetops

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Here's a bull that has the makings of a great spike unit trophy, as long as he doesn't branch out on that dropper / spike side.
Hopefully I'll run across him this October since he's actually on an any bull unit.
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inthrut

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A “spike bull” means a bull elk which has at least
one antler beam with no branching above the ears. Branched means a projection on an antler longer than one inch, measured from its base to its tip (R657-5-

As of right now there are two antlers longer then one inch above the base.

Not a Spike
 

Vanilla

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A “spike bull” means a bull elk which has at least
one antler beam with no branching above the ears. Branched means a projection on an antler longer than one inch, measured from its base to its tip (R657-5-

As of right now there are two antlers longer then one inch above the base.

Not a Spike

You are correct that one antler beam has two antlers branching above the ears that are longer than 1 inch. However, the other side appears to not have that. Meaning…spike bull under Utah definition.

Everyone is correct that you have to wait and see what that back end on the left side does, but it’s got a shot.
 

inthrut

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So the brow tine is not considered a projected antler branched off the main bean measured from the base to its tip??

Could be wrong but that’s how I’m reading it...
 

elkantlers

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Brow tines branch below the ear.

The bull above would be considered a " Legal spike" under Utah rules at the time of the picture.

Moral of the story: Know the rules.
 

Shadow

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So the brow tine is not considered a projected antler branched off the main bean measured from the base to its tip??

Could be wrong but that’s how I’m reading it...
I tend to agree with you because broken bulls get shot when they really shouldn’t. I passed a last day general muzzleloader bull a couple years ago that was broken just above the eye guard. He would have been within the rules but knowing he would be a solid 330 bull had he not broke, I let him walk.
I personally wish they’d change it to a legal spike having no browtines.
 

Elkslayer2015

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I got a great idea how about just do away with spike hunting period...pretty simple

That bull that ridgetops has camera is legal on a spike unit he's a young bull I'll bet he forks though and I'll bet he has great potential to be a big bull in another 2 to 3 years....
 

elkantlers

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Is that the Moral of the story Mr Richard Head...

Some people show their true colors on here for sure...
LOL. Why go to insults? That speaks Volumes of your character or lack there of.

I know the rules and would kill that bull given the chance.

You, Not so much. So ya, knowing the rules matter.
 

travishunter3006

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A “spike bull” means a bull elk which has at least
one antler beam with no branching above the ears. Branched means a projection on an antler longer than one inch, measured from its base to its tip (R657-5-

As of right now there are two antlers longer then one inch above the base.

Not a Spike
See any branching of his left antler above the ear there bud?
 

Elkslayer2015

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Ba
A “spike bull” means a bull elk which has at least
one antler beam with no branching above the ears. Branched means a projection on an antler longer than one inch, measured from its base to its tip (R657-5-

As of right now there are two antlers longer then one inch above the base.

Not a
I hope I get this right what they are meaning There are two bases when scoring.
one is the overall beam length which is from the base of the Burr to the back end of the antler.
Now when you’re measuring your G1 G2 G3 etc. the main beam is the base of that horn if that makes sense and that’s what they are referring too..


 
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