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Elk mount

Looking gooooood!! Thumbs up

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Nice Bull...no question in my

Nice Bull...no question in my mind i would have taken him!

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Thanks

Thanks everbody for the great comments!! I really like the work and the Bull. I only would of taken 2 other Bulls that I saw. One was a true beast with very long main beams and extra wide. The problem was, he was so broke up, missing almost all the points on one side! The other was just like I shot, but about 20 inches larger. He was really wore down in the body. I set up for a shot, then he layed down and I tried to close the distance for a better shot and he felt something was up and got up and walked over the hill. Never looking back and just a slow lazy pace. Problem was it was straight up for me, so I tipped my cap. My Bull, as some of you read in another thread, was with a 7 by 7 which I saw first with about 2 foot of his antlers exposed like a bush until they moved slightly. I got set up to shoot, waiting for the Bull to expose himself. That's when my Bull just walked out underneath the 7 by 7 and stood perfect broadside. I looked at the other elk, now exposed and said no way. That Mass was too cool!! The 7 by 7 would of probably scored higher as his main beam length was better and had 2 more points. It is not often you can pick the one you want between 2 standing there, knowing one is probably a better scoring elk and you choose the one you want, even if he is lower in score. To this day, it has never crossed my mind about not shooting the other Bull!!! I got the Bull I wanted and that is all I could ever ask for!

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Truly Amazing !

Blue,

What an amazing story and hunt ! It is very tough to find a hunting spot where you can take your pick of "BIG" bulls. It just does not happen that often ! Then to take a bull of your bulls caliber is icing on the cake. Congrats again !

I love mass also and would have a very tough time choosing between a better scoring bull and your bull standing side by side. To me it is not always about score, but rather what cranks me up. Yours would definitely crank me up !

Here is a pic of a shed my brother and I found in 2010. The bulls shed only has 44" mainbeams, but would still score just over 350" (depending on spread). I could not pass this bull either !!!

Quinton

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Agee

That just makes me slobber all over myself!! Thanks Quinton!! I enjoy all your stories and photo's of your adventures!!  Hammer

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Nice bull

I just got mine back a couple weeks ago

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Good lookin mount !

RMA,

That is a fantastic Colorado bull and a nice looking mount ! Thumbs up Thanks for sharing !

What part of Colorado did you take him in and what did he score ? Also do you have any better pics ?

Quinton

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Do you like this one better?

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Man, that's a beauty also!!!

Man, that's a beauty also!!!

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Score

I didn't have him scored didn't think he was really big enough.

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