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Contributors to this thread:
rershooter 10-Aug-17
PoudreCanyon 10-Aug-17
PoudreCanyon 10-Aug-17
Bake 10-Aug-17
Ermine 10-Aug-17
Bake 10-Aug-17
Ermine 10-Aug-17
rershooter 10-Aug-17
YZF-88 10-Aug-17
jordanathome 10-Aug-17
wyobullshooter 10-Aug-17
MathewsMan 10-Aug-17
Brad From Hebo 10-Aug-17
MathewsMan 10-Aug-17
deerslayer 11-Aug-17
Browtine 11-Aug-17
BTM 11-Aug-17
rershooter 11-Aug-17
elkmtngear 11-Aug-17
Jaquomo 11-Aug-17
Jaquomo 11-Aug-17
jordanathome 11-Aug-17
smarba 11-Aug-17
c3 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
Chasin Bugles 11-Aug-17
ohiohunter 11-Aug-17
Jaquomo 11-Aug-17
Mt. man 11-Aug-17
cnelk 11-Aug-17
ohiohunter 11-Aug-17
SteveB 11-Aug-17
Dyjack 11-Aug-17
Dyjack 11-Aug-17
Doubleforky 11-Aug-17
huntinelk 11-Aug-17
GotBowAz 11-Aug-17
Geno 11-Aug-17
Rickm 11-Aug-17
Matte 12-Aug-17
rershooter 14-Aug-17
elkmtngear 14-Aug-17
Stalker 15-Aug-17
Geno 15-Aug-17
bigeasygator 15-Aug-17
JH 15-Aug-17
DEMO-Bowhunter 15-Aug-17
t-roy 16-Aug-17
t-roy 16-Aug-17
SteveB 16-Aug-17
From: rershooter
10-Aug-17
For some fun and reference. Post pics of bulls and what they actually scored. Not what you guess or think they scored.

From: PoudreCanyon
10-Aug-17

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From: PoudreCanyon
10-Aug-17

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PoudreCanyon's embedded Photo

From: Bake
10-Aug-17

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A buddy's bull from our second ever elk hunt. Grossed 340 and netted 310 as a 7x7. That's official P&Y

From: Ermine
10-Aug-17

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I've only gotten a couple bulls officially scored.

Here's one. Grossed 338 Net 323. Had a 7th point which was a big reduction.

From: Bake
10-Aug-17

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Terrible picture. Measured by an official measurer, I think gross was 279, but he netted 4 inches below P&Y minimum because of his 7th point on his right side. I don't care :) He's my biggest and I like him. I look at him every day :)

From: Ermine
10-Aug-17

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Ermine's embedded Photo
P and Y Net. 310"

From: rershooter
10-Aug-17
Awesome guys

From: YZF-88
10-Aug-17

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YZF-88's embedded Photo
304 gross

From: jordanathome
10-Aug-17
YZF's bull looks like he is related to Bake's bull.........

10-Aug-17

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276 7/8 gross, 266 5/8 net. Official P&Y.
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276 7/8 gross, 266 5/8 net. Official P&Y.
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337 7/8 gross, 333 net. Official P&Y
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337 7/8 gross, 333 net. Official P&Y

From: MathewsMan
10-Aug-17

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Dads Colorado bull net 349 5/8"

10-Aug-17

Brad From Hebo's embedded Photo
361 7/8" gross, 349" net
Brad From Hebo's embedded Photo
361 7/8" gross, 349" net
Oregon bull, 2016

From: MathewsMan
10-Aug-17

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Same year unit 10 Colorado archery bull- I cropped him, our local scorer measured him but he never submitted it for entry- 379" net. This was his #2 target bull, a muzzleloader shot his #1 which net scored 412"

From: deerslayer
11-Aug-17

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329 4/8 gross - 322 5/8 net - officially scored

From: Browtine
11-Aug-17

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2012 Public Land
Browtine's embedded Photo
2012 Public Land
My sons bull 348 gross 4 1/4 deductions =344

From: BTM
11-Aug-17

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My first bull. I was too cheap to pay the $35 to get him entered, but I'm sure he was over 350. :)

From: rershooter
11-Aug-17
Browtine, what a great pic

From: elkmtngear
11-Aug-17

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My buddy's bull from NM last Season...almost exactly 350 inches.

We took two great bulls. The story is running in the current (100th) issue of Eastman's Bowhunting Journal.

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Jaquomo
11-Aug-17

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I've killed bigger but these are a couple of photos of live bulls for reference. Hero shots can be deceiving due to camera angles, and in many magazines the score shown is an "outfitter score", not the real score after a measurer puts a tape on it (often 20-30" less.

This bull grossed 304, netted 289

From: Jaquomo
11-Aug-17

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Jaquomo's embedded Photo
294 gross, 286 net

From: jordanathome
11-Aug-17
Wow.....some real brutes in these pics.........way bigger than anything I've seen so far in my efforts.

From: smarba
11-Aug-17
I think seeing all of these tremendous bulls posted tends to make people expect this kind of quality. A bull that scores 300" is a darn big bull! They are not behind every tree. I hear "we saw a 350 bull", "we were chasing a 370 bull" regularly, but the bulls that get killed are 220-280...or smaller.

Wishing everyone a great fall season!

From: c3
11-Aug-17

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345 5/8 gross 331 7/8 net The thirds are 22 7/8'' and 21 7/8" for some reference

11-Aug-17
Nice bulls fellas, a few more..

11-Aug-17

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11-Aug-17

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Beams are 54" on his right, 52" on his left. 39" wide. 15" right royal, 17" left royal. 321" gross, 313" net.

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Beams are 50" on his right, 52" on his left. 45" wide. 15" right royal, 14" left royal. 347" gross, 337" net.

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50" beams. 36" wide. 16" right royal, 17" left royal. 355" gross, 351" net.

From: ohiohunter
11-Aug-17

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ohiohunter's embedded Photo
This bull gross just over 260"

From: Jaquomo
11-Aug-17
smarba. exactly. People watch the videos and tv shows, see the hero shots in the magazines, and expect to encounter that caliber of bulls in real life. That's why I don't like threads like these, because sometimes people tend to post photos of their biggest bull, instead of photos of more realistic bulls. Nothing wrong with that because they were real bow kills, but it can create unrealistic expectations.

When I showed guys photos of that 294 gross bull above - which I passed up early and later shot, they wildly overestimated his true size from the picture.

From: Mt. man
11-Aug-17

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311
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311
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284" in 2001 before good harvest photo's were common...lol
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284" in 2001 before good harvest photo's were common...lol
I have 3 P&Y bulls that are in the book.

1. 361 6/8" Gross 6x6 2. 311 4/8" Gross 6x6 3. 284 2/8" Gross 6x7

From: cnelk
11-Aug-17

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I agree with Lou about these kind of threads - biggest vs. realistic.

It would be better to post pics of of bulls and ask 'Would you shoot this bull'?

Like this one.... Colorado OTC Public Land - Taped out at 275"

From: ohiohunter
11-Aug-17
CO OTC, I'd shoot every bull in this thread.

From: SteveB
11-Aug-17
I hate net scores. I think they should get full credit for every gross inch on their head.

From: Dyjack
11-Aug-17

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364 3/8 gross and 356 5/8 final

From: Dyjack
11-Aug-17
And to answer Jaq and Cnelk... I'd shoot any branch antlered bull that came in. Haha

From: Doubleforky
11-Aug-17

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Doubleforky's embedded Photo
312" gross 295" net

From: huntinelk
11-Aug-17

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279 gross, 269 3/8 net

From: GotBowAz
11-Aug-17

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337 gross 326 net

From: Geno
11-Aug-17

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360 4/8 gross 354 2/8 net
Geno's embedded Photo
360 4/8 gross 354 2/8 net

From: Rickm
11-Aug-17
Just like other things in life, length and girth are king!

Nice bulls regardless of net score.

From: Matte
12-Aug-17
For the starting Elk hunter (unless guided) shoot the first legal animal you have a tag for bull or cow. Once you get into them and have an area pinned down then look for the bigger bulls. I ate many a tag soup meals chasing dreams while passing up cows, spikes and 5x5's. Looking back at 30+ Elk hunts from New Mexico to Montana and everything thing in between I would and will still draw on any legal animal. Great bulls and suspect most of you guys live in the same area as these guys with plenty of time to scout.

From: rershooter
14-Aug-17
cnelk

that 275 is a darn nice bull

From: elkmtngear
14-Aug-17
Geno, incredible symmetry on that bull ! Congrats.

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Stalker
15-Aug-17

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299 6/8 gross 285 Net 7 x 7 DIY Public Land
Stalker's embedded Photo
299 6/8 gross 285 Net 7 x 7 DIY Public Land

From: Geno
15-Aug-17
Thanks Jeff, yea he is a very nice bull! Btw Matt, I don't know who you were referring to that lives close and has time to scout but as for me, I live 1800 miles away. No time for scouting here.

From: bigeasygator
15-Aug-17

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Looking at these pictures I get left with one thought...a 300" bull is a damn nice bull!! Hell, a 275" bull is pretty big. I've had the fortune of drawing a few nice tags and have passed on many bulls in this range and as such I have zero archery elk to show for it (in addition to a few bad shots that haunt me still). Looking at the photos I can't help but continuing to ask "what the hell was I thinking!" That's the curse of a good tag sometimes I guess. At this stage I'm just ready to get a notch on my belt (I didn't feel so bad about going elkless in 8 archery elk hunts when I heard it took Pat something like 23 hunts to get his though!).

Attached is my biggest with a rifle. Right around 290" if I remember correctly.

From: JH
15-Aug-17

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JH's embedded Photo
316 gross. Net 303

15-Aug-17

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DEMO-Bowhunter's embedded Photo
This bull Grossed 323 1/8 and Netted 313 1/8

From: t-roy
16-Aug-17

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t-roy's embedded Photo
314" gross

From: t-roy
16-Aug-17

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A friend's Colorado bull. 368" gross

From: SteveB
16-Aug-17

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SteveB's embedded Photo
277 gross.

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