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New world record elk??????

I just received email of this huge 540 + inch bull elk. Supposedly it was taken on a private ranch in Colorado. The guy paid $127,000 to hunt this ranch and a chance at this bull. Well I guess he got it I am just wondering the legitimacy of this email does anyone know??????? And if it is true does it qualify as a new world record since it was hunted on a private ranch and all????

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This bull will not qualify for the books because it was killed on a game farm 20 miles from where I live in SW Colorado.

Here is the email that I got fom one of our local wardens.

Subject: FW: 540 Bull Elk that cost 127 thousand
> >>>> >>
> >>>> >> Game farm bull.
> >>>>
> >>>> >>>it's from the SW area of the state around Cortez,
> >>>> >> Durango, or
> >>>> >>>Dolores area and was no later than August as the scrub oak hasn't
> >>>> >>>even
> >>>> > begun
> >>>> >>>to turn colors yet.
> >>>>
> >>>> >>> >When you just "have too much money"
> >>>> >>> >
> >>>> >>> >540 Bull Elk that cost 127 thousand
> >>>> >>> >
> >>>> >>>
> >>>> >>> >Pretty impressive!
> >>>> >>> >
> >>>> >>> >540 Bull from Colorado. He paid $127k for it.

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New world record elk??????

This is exactly the type of issue that is being discussed in a new thread in the political forum:
http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/23151

Guess if you have enough money, you can buy anything. However, its not hunting in my opinion. They have simply purchased the right to kill an animal. To pay $127,000 to shoot an elk is obscene even if you can afford it.

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I'd be embarrassed if I was this guy! I wouldn't want anyone to know I couldn't hunt and had to pay someone that amount of $ for a farm raised animal
I agree, this is NOT hunting!

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Location: Colorado
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I don't want to debate the validity of high fence hunting, But, If he really paid $127,000 to kill this bull, this guy obviously has more money than sense. #1. No matter how much he paid, a true hunter would be more proud of the spike bull he stalked and harvested on his first hunting expedition.
#2. If the bull was really taken within the fence of a "Game Farm", it does not qualify for score in either B&C or Pope & Young.
#3. On a bull that size, the meat will even be inferior to that of a cow, calf, or younger bull.
#4. The use of growth hormones and supplements on farm raised elk is not regulated by the FDA like it is in the beef infustry. If that animal was raised within the confines of a fence, chances are that the "Grower" used any and all kinds of growth hormones and suppliments to enhance the growth and size of the antlers. Would you want your family dining on something like that?

Regards, & Good Huntin',
LlindeX

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New world record elk??????

I don't see a drop of blood anywhere.

tim
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New world record elk??????

some people have alot of money. good for him to spend it this way.

either way sure is a big rack.

I could buy a couple of sheep hunts for 127k. lol

tim

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Aside from the shame I feel for these types of canned hunt killings....

The elk is beautiful -

I wonder how many steriods they had to inject into it to grow a set of antlers like that.

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Location: Hallettsville Texas
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New world record elk??????

No blood,no bullet hole or anything I see as a real kill.How do I know it isn't shot with a tranq dart,he is drugged.Then that amount.Something ain't right in this picture.Some sort of prank maybe.That is just my opinion.

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Location: gulfport MS
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he paid 127k he could not care less about the meat, the meat i would bet went to the farm dogs. They may have only caped the animal and left the rest. just a guess but i do know the meat was not an issue. This animal will score in the SCI quite well.

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New world record elk??????

nice live stock

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