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KY elk score
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Contributors to this thread:
kyrob 07-Oct-18
Kodiak 07-Oct-18
Kodiak 07-Oct-18
Kodiak 07-Oct-18
Mule Power 07-Oct-18
ohiohunter 07-Oct-18
THP 07-Oct-18
TrapperKayak 07-Oct-18
Ucsdryder 07-Oct-18
Bowboy 07-Oct-18
SBH 07-Oct-18
LUNG$HOT 07-Oct-18
Mule Power 08-Oct-18
nmwapiti 08-Oct-18
yooper89 08-Oct-18
Kodiak 08-Oct-18
LINK 08-Oct-18
Huntcell 08-Oct-18
TheTone 08-Oct-18
OFFHNTN 08-Oct-18
Zbone 08-Oct-18
Kodiak 08-Oct-18
Keith 08-Oct-18
ohiohunter 08-Oct-18
Smokey 08-Oct-18
Treeline 08-Oct-18
nmwapiti 08-Oct-18
Treeline 08-Oct-18
Bou'bound 08-Oct-18
Treeline 08-Oct-18
Scrappy 08-Oct-18
bighorn 08-Oct-18
Jaquomo 08-Oct-18
ohiohunter 09-Oct-18
Treeline 09-Oct-18
Monarchcx 09-Oct-18
TD 09-Oct-18
WV Mountaineer 09-Oct-18
Bowfreak 09-Oct-18
Paul@thefort 09-Oct-18
elkmtngear 09-Oct-18
Jaquomo 09-Oct-18
Treeline 09-Oct-18
ohiohunter 09-Oct-18
kyrob 09-Oct-18
Paul@thefort 09-Oct-18
Bottomdweller 09-Oct-18
kyrob 09-Oct-18
iceman 10-Oct-18
Duke 10-Oct-18
Rut Nut 11-Oct-18
Bou'bound 11-Oct-18
Treeline 11-Oct-18
Rut Nut 11-Oct-18
Charlie Rehor 11-Oct-18
From: kyrob
07-Oct-18
Check out this link and tell what you think this elk will score. Lots of guessing on the KY forum so I figured I'd let the guys that hunt elk a lot more than we do check it out. All I know is it would fill up a freezer and thats all that matters to me.

www.kentuckyhunting.net/threads/monster-bull.162938/page-2

From: Kodiak
07-Oct-18

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07-Oct-18

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07-Oct-18

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From: Mule Power
07-Oct-18
It scores um...... big! I love dark racks with great mass.

From: ohiohunter
07-Oct-18
Beast

From: THP
07-Oct-18
Low 370's gross. short tines but lots of mass. Nice bull!

From: TrapperKayak
07-Oct-18
385 maybe. Just a beast no matter the #s.

From: Ucsdryder
07-Oct-18
His about we guess the weight. Jeez that things a HORSE!!!!

From: Bowboy
07-Oct-18
Big enough!

From: SBH
07-Oct-18
380+ Beautiful bull

From: LUNG$HOT
07-Oct-18
398! Hehe.

From: Mule Power
08-Oct-18
Lungshot lmao!

From: nmwapiti
08-Oct-18
I always guessed elk on the east coast would have shorter, but heavier and more trashy racks. Just an assumption based on the kind of cover and food they have relative to western elk. This guy seems to support that...

From: yooper89
08-Oct-18
No way that’s 398! My cousin’s brother’s uncle’s in-laws have a 398 and it’s not even close!

Freakin beauty, wah.

From: Kodiak
08-Oct-18
It's one of the coolest bulls I've ever seen.

I wonder how much it weighed, it's gigantic.

From: LINK
08-Oct-18
Wowza. That’s some mass. I’ll say 374”

From: Huntcell
08-Oct-18
WEAK thirds

From: TheTone
08-Oct-18
How is it out of the woods in one piece?

From: OFFHNTN
08-Oct-18
Droopy ears!!!

From: Zbone
08-Oct-18
Thing that gets me is these elk were relocated from the west years ago and of the Rocky Mountain subspecies, but seeing some of these monsters killed in the east like KY and PA, some seem to have taken on the extinct "Eastern" subspecies characteristics of multiple crown points... So are these elk actually evolving into that extinct subspecies? Anybody else notice that?

From: Kodiak
08-Oct-18
Zbone, yes and yes.

From: Keith
08-Oct-18
"I always guessed elk on the east coast would have shorter, but heavier and more trashy racks."

LOL, Are you sure you're talking about elk?

From: ohiohunter
08-Oct-18
I bet it has a lot to do w/ the lush vegetation and higher protein diets mostly from white oaks. Also the soil content and no large predators. Consider this... Where are you more likely to take a non-typical antlered animal? Western state or midwest state?

From: Smokey
08-Oct-18
with the size of its body the antler size might be deceiving. 390's.

From: Treeline
08-Oct-18
A lot.

Awesome bull!

Congratulations to the hunter and a huge thank you to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the State game and fish agencies over there and everyone else that helped to restore elk to the east!

From: nmwapiti
08-Oct-18
Keith, I WAS actually talking about bull elk, but good point :) I've spent a little time in Kentucky....

From: Treeline
08-Oct-18
Might be interesting when a world record gets broken from Kentucky or Pennsylvania...

Heck, I gave a rack to a friend over in Kentucky before they ever got any elk. Maybe I should get it back!

From: Bou'bound
08-Oct-18
Kentucky is on the east coast of what........the Ohio river?

From: Treeline
08-Oct-18
Ya gotta understand, anything east of the Mississippi is “east coast” to many of us over here in the west that have never been east of Kansas! Not much hunting that direction so no need to go;-)

From: Scrappy
08-Oct-18
I think 114 would be very appropriate on this one.

From: bighorn
08-Oct-18
370-375 short tines lots of mass kind of a Roosevelt Rack

From: Jaquomo
08-Oct-18
Great bull! Congratulations!

Are those guys in the photo ISIS, ANTIFA, or just run of the mill Kentucky liquor store robbers? (Before anybody gets upset and puts down the jug, my family is all from KY and most of us have teeth.. :-))

From: ohiohunter
09-Oct-18
Not much huntin???? Otc tags for about 120 days of hunting?

From: Treeline
09-Oct-18
Aw, guess if you count them itty bitty white tails.... But that ain’t really hunting, more like sittin’ ;-)

From: Monarchcx
09-Oct-18
Is it not field dressed? The meats going to go bad. Maybe they're not concerned about that.

From: TD
09-Oct-18
That's how they roll in KY..... heheheh..... bet it was a bugger to get up on the car hood... =D

Always amazes me to see one hanging like that. That's a big bull, but I'd guess a lot of em would look pretty big hanging. I've never seen hanging personally. They're hard enough to wrestle around on the ground breaking them down.

Congrats...... that's a dandy. Lots of character. Hard to tell from the lens used in the pics.... could go 330 to 380.... hard to tell. Great mass, but mass doesn't count a great deal score wise, length does, mostly tine length. Great fronts it seems but weak thirds and swords. Tine length will hurt the score. Having lots of them certainly helps though.

Plenty big......most folks the bull of a lifetime.

Assuming they have tape measures in KY...... you tell us what it grossed out at?

09-Oct-18
Just recently driving from WV to CO, I’ll say one thing with certainty. Kentucky people might not have tape measures, might not have teeth, etc.... but, they sure know how to build and properly install road signs like no other state from here to there. And, there seemed to be more great looking women there then any other state along the way. That was just my observations. :^).

From: Bowfreak
09-Oct-18
I'm heading for my cow hunt to SE KY this friday. I was talking to a friend in the area who has helped me with some private access (hopefully I won't need it) and the first thing he asked me was if I was bringing an ATV. I said no and he said, well they are a big animal. I told him I was prepared to bring it out on my back and he acted like I was crazy.

Almost everyone I've seen with elk kills in KY brings 'em out whole. I ain't bringing one out whole unless it falls by the truck and someone sets it in my truck bed with a crane. :)

From: Paul@thefort
09-Oct-18
HISTORY Kentucky, 2017 elk ie, BC scored green 408 3/8, final 392 3/8

2015 elk= 377 5/8

2018 ?????????????????????????

From: elkmtngear
09-Oct-18
Awesome bull, very cool non-typical!

From: Jaquomo
09-Oct-18
TD, I was trying to picture that bull tied actoss the hood of a '74 Charger. :-O.

From: Treeline
09-Oct-18
Hey Lou, wasn’t the General Lee a ‘69 Charger? That bull would look cool as hell strapped to the roof of an orange Charger with 01 on the side:-)

Although that bull has a non typical point, it’s not going to be enough to push it into the non typical category in B&C (or even P&Y if he’d shot it with a bow).

His score will be based on the typical 7x7 frame and one additional point that will add to the gross but not the net. With that mass, the length on those points is deceptive and will be longer than you would think.

From: ohiohunter
09-Oct-18
I never could figure out how so many people got their elk out whole.

From: kyrob
09-Oct-18
Many of the elk are killed on reclaimed strip mines and are accessible by vehicle.

From: Paul@thefort
09-Oct-18
Kentucky has a elk program that involves private land owners that can donate 1000 acres plus, of land for the public to hunt elk on. In return, the land owner receives an elk tag for each 1000 acres donated. The 2017 bull was killed on such a property (Coal Co property) with such a tag.

09-Oct-18
The old strip mines are absolutely riddled with old roads. If you kill one on top they are easy to get your vehicle to. I have also seen people tying long ropes from the elk to their truck and pulling them up to the flat areas. The side hills in that area will rival any Colorado mountainside as far as steepness. That said, we have packed out all 3 that I’ve been involved with. Part of the fun :)

From: kyrob
09-Oct-18
My son has been lucky enough to have been drawn 3 times. The 3rd time is for this December. The first 2 hunts he killed both times and we did the gutless method and packed them out as well. Fun times and good eating. I have been putting in for 19 years and can't get a sniff of a tag. At least one of us is lucky.

From: iceman
10-Oct-18
My buddy knows the hunter. Said tough score was 396”. Not official, of course.

Monster.

From: Duke
10-Oct-18
390. Great character on that bull!

From: Rut Nut
11-Oct-18
From: Treeline

09-Oct-18

Aw, guess if you count them itty bitty white tails.... But that ain’t really hunting, more like sittin’ ;-)

What about bears? In 2003 there were 3 shot over 800 lbs in our area of the Poconos ;-)

From: Bou'bound
11-Oct-18
I don't see 396 there. 386 max

From: Treeline
11-Oct-18
Ya know I’m just jealous Rut! You guys have way more hunting time than we do and now you have huge elk!

From: Rut Nut
11-Oct-18
LOL! Truth be told..............I’m jealous of you CO guys- you can get an OTC Tag every year and only have to drive a couple hrs to be in prime elk country! ;-)

11-Oct-18
In Maine it is required law to bring your bull moose out whole for check in!

Good luck Mark!

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