A couple of nice 5x 6 Both would have been 6x6 if they both were not missing a brow tine on the left side. Not sure what they score maybe you can help me out. I hydro dipped the heads. The bigger one had a really nice base and was really heavy.
Wow that one you are holding is a really good elk. I would venture to say that he may go in the 330-350 range. The smaller one hard to tell but maybe the 280-300 range. I have to ask but did you find those both here in Colorado? And where they together when you found them. I have found similar stuff but not uaually close together or at the same time frame. Congrats on a great find.
I don't know much about scoring either but I would make a guess close to the 330 range. No matter what they are both nice bulls. I do european mounts all the time but don't know much about hydro dipping. I like the way it looks I'll have to check it out more.
Those are two awesome mounts - especially the larger one! I wish I knew of that hydro-dipping before I took my antlers off of the elk head I harvested as that would be one cool mount versus the simple plaecment of them on an oak shield mount. Darn it! Maybe the next set I get this is what I do. Just awesome mounts you have there - thanks for sharing!
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...