Shooter?

desertpointbrian

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Is this a shooter on a low to a mid tier unit, wasatch, oqiurrh, deep creek etc.

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Shadow

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Depends on your definition of low and mid tier units. I would bet that 3/4 of the Wasatch bulls killed won’t out score that one and if you added every inch of every Wasatch bull taken, then divided by number of bulls killed, you’d be hard pressed to break 300 average and this bull looks to me like maybe 310-315 range.
 

2lumpy

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Depends on your definition of low and mid tier units. I would bet that 3/4 of the Wasatch bulls killed won’t out score that one and if you added every inch of every Wasatch bull taken, then divided by number of bulls killed, you’d be hard pressed to break 300 average and this bull looks to me like maybe 310-315 range.
Exactly.

It depends entirely on what YOU want, not what we want out of YOUR hunt. Shadow’s remark is absolutely correct, and 10 inches of antler either way isn’t going to change the look and feel one iota.
 

desertpointbrian

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Depends on your definition of low and mid tier units. I would bet that 3/4 of the Wasatch bulls killed won’t out score that one and if you added every inch of every Wasatch bull taken, then divided by number of bulls killed, you’d be hard pressed to break 300 average and this bull looks to me like maybe 310-315 range.
Spot on. I saw numerous bulls harvested on the wasatch this year much smaller. And talked to multiple people on the wasatch that worked hard to come come close to a bull of this size but found nothing.
This bull is indeed a Wasatch Bull. Out of the 3 cameras on my property(yes private), there were only 2 other bulls, all year long that were slightly bigger. Is this the new norm for the snatch? Personally I would shoot him.
 
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littlebighorn

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Forums/social media have become the dictator of what is "acceptable" in about every facet of life these days. That makes me kinda sick! If you like him put the hammer down.

Inches should have no influence on success or happiness.
 

desertpointbrian

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Forums/social media have become the dictator of what is "acceptable" in about every facet of life these days. That makes me kinda sick! If you like him put the hammer down.

Inches should have no influence on success or happiness.
Monster muleys has a higher standard then a facebook post. It's a simple question I don't care what the bull scores and never asked. Just if you waited 10 plus years would this bull fit the bill? For me yeah I like his character.
For those of you that are very familiar with the wasatch. Is this the type of Bull you are seeing?
 

Bigwiffy

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At monster muleys

Monster muleys has a higher standard then a facebook post. It's a simple question I don't care what the bull scores and never asked. Just if you waited 10 plus years would this bull fit the bill? For me yeah I like his character.
For those of you that are very familiar with the wasatch. Is this the type of Bull you are seeing?
No much better bulls on the unit, but there is always a bigger one regardless of where you are at. Shoot him if you like him! Who cares what we think.
 

desertpointbrian

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Whoa, whoa, whoa. Why is everyone so uptight. Who cares if some people like trophy animals.Or if they prefer to hunt for meat, and care less about antler size. We are all hunters and need to act like it, and support one another.
As for the post it's a simple question. What would you consider this bull on one of those units. No I don't have a tag. If I did I would have other pics of Elk, not just cabin bulls, that frequent my property.

For Gawd sakes asassin and others is this what this site has become?

Put down your swords people. Simply put is this bull a good bull for what you have been seeing.
 

Bigwiffy

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Whoa, whoa, whoa. Why is everyone so uptight. Who cares if some people like trophy animals.Or if they prefer to hunt for meat, and care less about antler size. We are all hunters and need to act like it, and support one another.
As for the post it's a simple question. What would you consider this bull on one of those units. No I don't have a tag. If I did I would have other pics of Elk, not just cabin bulls, that frequent my property.

For Gawd sakes asassin and others is this what this site has become?

Put down your swords people. Simply put is this bull a good bull for what you have been seeing.
My simple answer is "No"
 

shootem

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Depends on your definition of low and mid tier units. I would bet that 3/4 of the Wasatch bulls killed won’t out score that one and if you added every inch of every Wasatch bull taken, then divided by number of bulls killed, you’d be hard pressed to break 300 average and this bull looks to me like maybe 310-315 range.
Shadow is spot on!
 

legacy

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A lot of variables involved. Have you killed a mature bull before? What weapon? What did you see while scouting all summer? How many points did you burn? What day of your hunt is it? Had I seen better bulls while scouting, burned a bunch of points and it's the first half of my hunt, I'm letting him walk. If it's the last day or 2 and things are looking bleak, I'm probably notching my tag. If it's an archery tag, no doubt I'm notching my tag.
 

desertpointbrian

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A lot of variables involved. Have you killed a mature bull before? What weapon? What did you see while scouting all summer? How many points did you burn? What day of your hunt is it? Had I seen better bulls while scouting, burned a bunch of points and it's the first half of my hunt, I'm letting him walk. If it's the last day or 2 and things are looking bleak, I'm probably notching my tag. If it's an archery tag, no doubt I'm notching my tag.
Well said legacy.
 

twopointdn

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A lot of variables involved. Have you killed a mature bull before? What weapon? What did you see while scouting all summer? How many points did you burn? What day of your hunt is it? Had I seen better bulls while scouting, burned a bunch of points and it's the first half of my hunt, I'm letting him walk. If it's the last day or 2 and things are looking bleak, I'm probably notching my tag. If it's an archery tag, no doubt I'm notching my tag.
Spot on for me. I had the Wasatch archery tag this year and set my standard at killing the first bull around 300 that I had a chance at which I think is a good bull for a archery hunt on this unit. That is what I did, my bull scored 302 and I have zero regrets and had an amazing hunt. I passed up a few opportunities on smaller bulls but never seen any bigger than what I killed. I had nine more days to hunt when I notch my tag so that could have changed but still zero regrets. It will be a memory for a lifetime and 20 more inches of horn would not have change anything for me with that memory. Same with my deer hunt this year, I had six bucks to choose from and I did not shoot the highest scoring buck in the group, I shot the buck I liked the best. Again zero regrets. If it makes you excited, put the hammer down. Good luck to everyone.
 

desertpointbrian

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Spot on for me. I had the Wasatch archery tag this year and set my standard at killing the first bull around 300 that I had a chance at which I think is a good bull for a archery hunt on this unit. That is what I did, my bull scored 302 and I have zero regrets and had an amazing hunt. I passed up a few opportunities on smaller bulls but never seen any bigger than what I killed. I had nine more days to hunt when I notch my tag so that could have changed but still zero regrets. It will be a memory for a lifetime and 20 more inches of horn would not have change anything for me with that memory. Same with my deer hunt this year, I had six bucks to choose from and I did not shoot the highest scoring buck in the group, I shot the buck I liked the best. Again zero regrets. If it makes you excited, put the hammer down. Good luck to everyone.
Congrats on your bull and successful hunt
 

hossblur

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Have you enjoyed the experience? Have you been amongst muture bulls? Did you hunt with people you love? Was it a good hunt?

All questions that should have yes answers before the question of inches comes up
 

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