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#5394732 - 11/02/14 08:18 PM Curious About Pricing WT vs Elk
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I was looking around at options for a future exotic hunt. Outside of Texas a lot of operations emphasize WT & Elk and then have a few exotics. I was surprised to find out that a 200+ in WT usually costs more then a 400 inch Elk. I know that demand has a lot to do with pricing but the difference is remarkable. I'm not really trophy driven and happily shoot culls, as long as I have a good hunt, but I definitely would do an Elk hunt vs WT at the same price. I think that when you consider, trophy, meat, and price, compared to a regular Elk hunt, a HF Elk hunt tends to be a pretty good value. I also found out that the Jicarilla Apache hunt is a high fence hunt.


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#5395043 - 11/02/14 11:43 PM Re: Curious About Pricing WT vs Elk [Re: nsmike]
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99% of hunters that shoot a 400" elk wont want another, everyone wants atleast one 200" whitetail a d then more.
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#5395424 - 11/03/14 08:12 AM Re: Curious About Pricing WT vs Elk [Re: BBD84]
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Originally Posted By: BBD84
99% of hunters that shoot a 400" elk wont want another, everyone wants atleast one 200" whitetail a d then more.

That's what I thought! Space for the mount can be a problem even for the first one. I still think that, a trophy elk is a bargain, all things considered.
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#5395580 - 11/03/14 09:10 AM Re: Curious About Pricing WT vs Elk [Re: nsmike]
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You're right on elk being a bargain in some areas. But go kill a trophy on the Rez in NM. You're gonna drop more than you could kill a 200" WT for.

All depends on your personal preference. And that's good.
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#5395651 - 11/03/14 09:32 AM Re: Curious About Pricing WT vs Elk [Re: nsmike]
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The Rez is 17000 acres but it's a high fence there are several other similar size operations out west. Most places are 1000 to 2000 acre operations. You can get 390 to 410 elk for around $10K. Two of the places have Manitoba Elk, with live weights of 1000 to 1200 lbs at an approximate boneless meat yield of 30%, that's a lot of venison.
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