Hey Michael, I was in 10 on friday and saturday. I also ran into the same thing as well. Good fronts but real weak in the back. Especialy the 5th's on some of these bulls, they were very weak. The rain storms should have came about 3-4 months ago if not more... Typical drought year! Lots of tag holders who may be a little dissapointed with antler growth...
If only it was like it was 2005! Man that was an awesome year for antlers!
I have an archery tag for 10 this year and considering what you guys have been seeing do you think it is still realistic to see plenty of bulls in the 340"-350" class with weak back ends.What is the size of most of the top end bulls on drought years.Good Luck this fall.
I would think there would be plenty of bulls available in that class range. Some of the bulls I looked at were going to finish out around 360-370, but they would have been a lot bigger if there top ends were not so bad.
I have found that with all the BS that goes on with guys on these forums, that people are now wanting to see photos of these giant bulls to verify just how big they are.
That's while I videotape all the time. Kind of cool to come back to the comfort the easy chair, put the video on the big screen and really look over a critter. Much easier to "score" when he's in the pause mode...
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying you guys aren't seeing those giant bulls. Just make sure you have the proof in case someone calls you out on it.
I'm not seeing a lot of bulls in Unit 10 that will finish up at 360-370. Could be I'm in the wrong spot. Talked to some other guys who are serious scouters and they are saying and seeing almost the same thing and they are different parts of Unit 10 that I am in.
A 350 class bull will be a dandy in Unit 10 this year, at least that's my opinion.
don i understand were you are coming from about having pictures. but if others are like me i dont feel like having people trying to get me to give up a location on a big bull i work to hard to have my day ruined like what has happend latly with the photos of big bulls here in arizona and nevada. it is better to stay quite on what you are seeing until you have the photos on the ground. 10 will produce bulls over 400 this year but they will be taked in the most unlikely spots.
I know what you mean by showing proof Don. The only thing is with my video and pictures of the bulls you can tell where I am and I do not want to jepordize my hunt. I will post pictures after the season but will be cropping the background for the future of this area.