What do you think of this bull?

elkhunterUT

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I have quite a few trail cam pics of this bull-he has one of the largest bodies (huge gut and butt) that I have ever seen on an elk and I think it may skew the size of his antlers. What do you all think? Just for fun, what do you think he scores? He has a 2-3” cheater off of his left side G4 so he is a 7x7.
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ortegageno

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345? I don't think he will even break the 330 mark. Good mass but his points looks way to short. The 3rd , 4th, 5th all look to be under 10 inches. Kill him then let ys know. 😉
 

elkhunterUT

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345? I don't think he will even break the 330 mark. Good mass but his points looks way to short. The 3rd , 4th, 5th all look to be under 10 inches. Kill him then let ys know. 😉

I agree his points "look" short, but his mass is off the charts, so it could be a little deceptive. I think he is closer to 345 than 330, but that is a pure guess, as is yours so can't fault anybody for that :)

I've got some bigger bulls found, but they have to make it through the archery and early rifle hunts so I am crossing fingers, but this bull is a contender for the hit list. Can't wait for September 21st!!
 

Hawkeye

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I am sticking with my 345 estimate. He is a big heavy bull with great mass. I am guessing that his typcial frame put him in the high 330's and the extras push him to 345. But I have certainly been wrong before!

Hawkeye
 

huntin50

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I would be very surprised if that bull broke 335.
I'm guessing 315-325 gross. Not even close to 350. Short beam, short points everywhere, 36 inside spread.
Big body just didn't have the genetics IMO.
13,13,9,14,10,3,47=109x2= 218
Mass 52
Inside spread 36
Total 306 Might even be closer.
Great archery bull.
 
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c3

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Just about any tag anywhere, I'm slinging an arrow opening day !!!

Scores be damned, he's a cool looking bull and after all, it's about the hunt and not the score. When you can find a cool one, then hunt him and pile him up, there's nothing like it. The score just ruins the amazing that all that can be. Just hate it when the score is how we end up judging a hunt whether we like it or not. If you never put a tape to him, you're only value is in what really counted in the first place. Tape measures are an evil thing if you ask me when it comes to elk :)

Just my $0.02

Cheers,
Pete
 

801local

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I would be very surprised if that bull broke 335.
I'm guessing 315-325 gross. Not even close to 350. Short beam, short points everywhere, 36 inside spread.
Big body just didn't have the genetics IMO.
13,13,9,14,10,3,47=109x2= 218
Mass 52
Inside spread 36
Total 306 Might even be closer.
Great archery bull.
You’re way off. 306? You’ve gotta be kidding! 340ish and counting!
 

ThunderImpulse4

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I will agree with huntin50. Great bull but he really lacks length in his tines. Great mass weak fronts his fourths are smaller than his thirds.

Compare it to the bull posted by Ortega, great fronts giant thirds, his fourths are good but small compared to his thirds. He'll his right side 5th is longer than any time on the original bull posted.

If it gets you jazzed up my friend, I would be trying to out my tag on him.
 

Shadow

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Nice looking bull and he’s sturdy for sure. Decent mass (not as heavy as the velvet makes it appear) average beams but short tine length. I don’t think he’ll break 320 by much if at all but maybe, with that extra on the right.
 

Elmacho

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I am with horsecreek on this one. Its about 13 inches from eye to nose tip, about 15 from burr to nose tip.....most of those times are 13-15 inches, beams look to b about 45".....if that is CO, I would drop him!
 

SlowElk

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Thanks for the education in Antler Math! Rookie Bull hunter here, this is simple and helpful!
 

hunt30

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I’m in the 320-330 camp. He’s a good bull but the mass will not overcome short tines and average beams.
 

huntin50

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I'm not an official scorer. I have help officially score some elk. Look at the above info from elk101. It's a nice bull. Not as heavy as he looks when he is rubbed. He is a fine archery bull. I agree with many, score doesn't mean much, it is the hunt experience and memories. I would bet money this bull will score closer to 310 than 340. I wish elkhunter Ut success..
 

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