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#5388634 - 10/30/14 09:50 AM help me score these Elk
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I'm not as good with Elk as Deer, I am considering this outfitter. What would these Elk go? The last two don't look all that big except if you look at the hunters, they aren't "outfitter" pics. First one is, but last two the hunter is right up on head between antlers. Thanks.

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#5388654 - 10/30/14 09:56 AM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Last one has exceptional fronts. first one pushing 330-340. Second is lowest at 270-280
Third 290-300 (has extra front to make up for weak swords)

I could be off by 10 on the first due to no width pic

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#5388718 - 10/30/14 10:20 AM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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BOBO is probably close

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#5388793 - 10/30/14 10:52 AM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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I have no clue, but I would be willing to bring any of them home.
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#5389215 - 10/30/14 01:57 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Thanks guys!
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#5389438 - 10/30/14 03:55 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Rob-

Your best elk and success will always be on big ranches that are large enough they hold/slow migrations. In some states Like NM and AZ there's not much of a migration so elk are more managed.

If it's not 45k acres and more depending on country it's going to be no different then Durango where your weather dependent on elk being their.

NM, Utah and AZ. Acoma publo would be my first pick. If you book now you will probably have 2-3 years to before you get to go.

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#5389471 - 10/30/14 04:15 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Also the North West Corner of Colorado, units 1,2,3,4 iirc, mostly private land. Some real nice bulls come out of there every year and it never sees the pressure of most of the other units of the state.

I like all 3 of the bulls in the photos, you don't know the story behind them or why that was the bull each fellas chose, but I would be proud of any one of them. I have a well to do friend that has Hunted AZ and NM, I know it is a big range in price, but he probably pay's in the range of 10k+ for prime hunting.
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#5389539 - 10/30/14 04:38 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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this is a Texas free range hunt, large ranch. from what I've found so far with the Texas Elk hunts the prices are going up, but it is a good opportunity at a 250-320 without worrying about a season or tags.
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#5389566 - 10/30/14 04:55 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Then I would go and have a great time!! That is if you like what you see and it is what you want to pay. Those bulls aren't "slouches".
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#5389576 - 10/30/14 05:02 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Then I would go and have a great time!! That is if you like what you see and it is what you want to pay. Those bulls aren't "slouches".


60% of potential cost is trophy fee, so that really makes it attractive to me.
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#5389580 - 10/30/14 05:05 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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That makes sense, almost would be like shopping value that way.
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#5390224 - 10/30/14 11:57 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Good looking bulls, Rob. I will be very interested in hearing the story if you choose to go. Very interested in TX Elk hunting results.
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#5390311 - 10/31/14 04:49 AM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: dogcatcher]
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I have no clue, but I would be willing to bring any of them home.

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#5390446 - 10/31/14 07:30 AM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: Rob Lay]
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Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
this is a Texas free range hunt, large ranch. from what I've found so far with the Texas Elk hunts the prices are going up, but it is a good opportunity at a 250-320 without worrying about a season or tags.


I wouldnt think twice about antler size, I'd just book and go have fun.. Peice of Texas history and something 99% of Texas hunters will not have access to do.

He'll pm me I might book with you.

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#5392493 - 11/01/14 02:28 PM Re: help me score these Elk [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: Rob Lay
this is a Texas free range hunt, large ranch. from what I've found so far with the Texas Elk hunts the prices are going up, but it is a good opportunity at a 250-320 without worrying about a season or tags.


I wouldnt think twice about antler size, I'd just book and go have fun.. Peice of Texas history and something 99% of Texas hunters will not have access to do.

He'll pm me I might book with you.

y'all better not be leaving me out of this hunt, why go all the way to Co when we can kill them here
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